Bucky’s Family: Venkat Manepalli

Meet Bucky’s Family member, Venkat Manepalli!



He went to Fir Grove for Elementary School, ISB for middle school, and is now attending Beaverton for his high school career. He is involved in the Science Bowl team at BHS, and HE likes to play tennis and tennis chess outside of school.

Venkat was born in India and speaks Telugu. When he was 7 1/2 years old, hE and his family moved here from India. Even though he went to a English-speaking school in India, it was a hard transition since he could not speak English fluently and had a hard accent. “People couldn’t understand me when I would speak,” said Venkat. He came to the U.S. when he was in 3rd grade and was in ESL. He could speak English fluently by 4th grade, and exited ESL in 5th grade.

After high school, Venkat’s dream is to go to Stanford or an Ivy League school. Something that he is vey proud of is the fact that he gets all As and works hard in school.


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