Cherished memories


Senior Rachna Gandhi. Photo credits to Prestige Portraits

Athena Duran, Staff Writer

As her senior year comes to a close, Rachna Gandhi is able to look back at high school with moments to cherish.

She has been a part of Carlmont’s DECA club since her junior year. Gandhi said, “DECA has helped me become more involved and meet new people. But most importantly it has helped prepare me for what I want to study in college.”

Gandhi was the project manager of last year’s DECA Flash Fashion Show. By being project manager she was able to put the fundamentals she had learned to use. Her responsibilities included tasks such as going out to businesses and asking them to be sponsors. Gandhi plans to double major in real estate and marketing while simultaneously being in a pre-law program. She hopes to one day be a real estate lawyer.

“My most memorable experience in DECA has to be when we went to the State Conference in Anaheim. It allowed me to improve my business skills, such as communication and public speaking,” said Gandhi.

Carlmont’s DECA club placed second at the State Conference, and due to their success, were able to recently attend an international conference in Atlanta along with the the other top 200 Learn and Earn Projects.

“Though we didn’t place, it was still an amazing experience to travel with my friends and meet people from all over the world. We were the first team to qualify for the international conference in the Carlmont DECA chapter,” said Gandhi.

She is the vice president of public relations of DECA.

In addition to her passion for business, Gandhi plays the guitar and has 12 years of gymnastics training.  She is also the vice president of the Indian Club.

As her high school career begins to wind down, Gandhi is glad of to have had the chance to be involved in DECA and make new friends.

Gandhi said, “Looking back at my time at Carlmont I can definitely say that these years have made me stronger. They’ve prepared me for what is in store in the future. It’s sad to have to say goodbye to the many memories I’ve made. The most important component of my time in high school has been my friends. Without them, I never would have made it.”