Volunteer Spotlight: Nidhi Agrawal

From the first week of school to the last, Nidhi Agrawal has been a star volunteer this year.

Nidhi started planning discussions about race, equity, and social justice before school started as co-lead with Dan Rosen of the Global Citizenship Action Committee (formerly the Race & Equity discussion group). She is also the driving force behind STEM Night happening this Thursday, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and featuring McDonald women with experience in STEM fields and mini-classes by Math for Love. She planned the related event, watching and discussing the movie Hidden Figures to show kids the true story of African-American women mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. She has also planned an Islamophobia panel that will occur in the fall.

Nidhi is a room parent for Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Japanese classes. Her dance instructor taught Hidde-sensei's 3rd graders Indian Dance movements to perform with the song Tanabata-sama at International Night. She is an enthusiastic student of Japanese language and culture, participating in adult Japanese language classes offered through school and hosting visiting Japanese middle school students this spring.

Nidhi is active with McDonald PTA, serving on this year's Nominating and Budget Committees, as well as attending numerous board and general parent meetings. She even hosted 20+ current and incoming board members at the final PTA Board meeting of the year.

Nidhi and her family will spend the 2017-18 school year living in India and Japan. We wish them safe travels and look forward to hearing about their adventures when they return!

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