Meena will major in neuroscience and looks forward to studying abroad – again – as she has already spent a summer in Spain through the IU Honors Spanish Immersion Program. An accomplished clarinetist, harmonium player, and vocalist trained in the traditional South Indian Carnatic style, she wishes she could have dinner with Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov and pick his brain about her all-time favorite orchestral piece, Scheherazade. Given the option, she would love to visit Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory or Rivendell. She hopes to one day retire and open a bubble tea parlor, where she would offer her trademark favorite: strawberry tea with kiwi popping boba. Meena would like to thank her parents for being the best role models she could have asked for, and for their sage advice: “don’t take yourself too seriously.” Meena is the latest in a long line of Scholars from North Central High School.

In the Wells Scholars Program, she will hold the Robert A. Lucas scholarship.