At the 6th Houston Knanaya Catholic Society Yuvajanolsavam Competition, 13 year-old Rhea Neycheril from Missouri City took home the prized Kalathilakam Award.
Neycheril currently attends St. Laurence Catholic School and plays active roles in her school’s organizations. She is a vibrant member of the St. Laurence Quiz Bowl team and also the President of both the National Junior Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. Neycheril is also a member of the Missouri City Mayor’s Youth Commission and a vibrant Girl Scout member, who is on her way to earning the prestigious Silver Award.
She earned this title by receiving the most number of points in her solo items which consisted of English elocution, memory test, spelling bee, and fancy dress. In addition, this is Neycheril’s 4th time in a row to win first place in the fancy dress competition.
Neycheril says, “Well, this is only the start. Knowing that there is always room for improvement, every experience and opportunity helps me to grow and excel further. This title itself hasn’t changed me, but participating in this eventful competition has definitely pushed me a bit further, still with several miles ahead”.
As Neycheril continues to participate and place in various talent competitions across the nation, she says, “I can never forget this competition, for I won big here, in my very own hometown of Houston!”