A Hardworking Chief


While some students continue to skid by and slack off throughout high school, there are others who invest their time and energy to make a difference. At the beginning of her sophomore year, Misha Brahmbhatt had already accumulated more than 1,000 community service hours. That alone would leave people speechless with their eyebrows arched in disbelief. And yet, Misha has accomplished so much more and has made several contributions to society.

“I have a passion for helping in the community,” Misha said in her usual cheerful voice, “Balancing sports, AP classes, work, and community service is pretty hard.”

Commonly when things become too difficult, people tend to give up and quit.

“I think quitting would actually be harder for me, said Misha, “I know if I did, I would regret it.”

So instead of quitting, Misha uses a positive outlook and sheer determination to manage and divide her time amongst volleyball, tennis, school, work, and acts of kindness.

“It’s amazing that she is able to juggle all of her commitments and extracurriculars,” said Mrs. Sclafani, “and that she has the time.”

Misha volunteers at hospitals around Palm Beach County spreading her optimism by singing to patients who are undergoing medical conditions and treatments. Additionally, she serves as a tennis camp officer and instructor for younger children and an assistant swimming coach for students with autism.

Her other contributions include visiting relatives in India during summer break to help local families and children who were in desperate need of it.

In the midst of all of that, she even found the time to aid in the founding of a new club, here at Santaluces called “Chiefs Against Cancer,” which is a club that helps children who are currently suffering from cancer.

“I want to help support people who have to go through that. I want to make them smile.”

What truly makes Misha’s accomplishments remarkable is the fact that she is self-motivated. She is the epitome of the “best all around” student. She continues to prove that if you want to successfully make time for a to-do list full of tasks, optimism is key.

“It’s so great to have Misha as a friend, because I consider her to be a role model,” said sophomore Selena Williamson, “Everything she is able to do is so inspiring to me, it makes me want to be a better person.”