Who Am I?
Hello all! My name is Akhil Pramod, and I am currently a freshman at Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina. I am passionate about many things in my life, including playing tennis, the violin, as well as volunteering in my community. In my school, I am part of Key Club, which is a group of students that volunteers at different event around the community. In addition, I am part of Cary Teen Council, which is very similar to Key Club, and I volunteer at different places in the community here as well. So far, I have volunteered for almost 100 hours in my past 4-5 years in CTC and in the past year for Key Club. For the past 8 years, I have been learning Indian Classical (Carnatic) Violin, and have been performing in various concerts around the local RTP area. Lastly, I am a very passionate tennis player, and I am a part of Junior Team Tennis (JTT) which is a league of young tennis players in this area. Each week, JTT holds practices as well as matches on the weekends. In my spare time, I love hanging out with my friends and playing video games.
I decided to become an apprentice this past year because I have always had a deep interest in anything technological from a very young age. Since my father is a computer programmer, he introduced me to simple block coding in scratch when I was around 7 years old, and I have been glued to computers ever since. After hearing about the Apprenticeship program from my parents, I knew I would be a great fit, because I wanted to put my skills into good use, and learning about computational thinking and applying it in an office-like environment would allow me to do so. My interest in technology has deepened my knowledge in the STEM field, and propelled me to joining the Shodor Apprenticeship Program.