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Coppell High School senior Pranitha Kona is ranked tenth in the class of 2020. Kona plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall.

Pranitha Kona

Coppell High School senior Pranitha Kona is ranked #10 in the class of 2020. She will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the fall in the Honors Computer Science and Business program (CSB).

Who/What was your inspiration all of these years? 

I’ve always been internally motivated to be successful no matter if that is getting good grades or getting into a good college. It was kind of for my own satisfaction and internal motivation. 

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Probably maintain a good sleep schedule. Junior year was not a fun time, I would go to sleep really late every night so maintaining a good schedule is the best advice I can give anyone. 

What are some hardships you faced and how did you overcome them?

Going through junior year was pretty stressful so that was kind of hard on me. The best way that I dealt with it was relying on my friends and making sure that I wasn’t too hard on myself, even when things were going bad. 

How did you balance your extracurriculars with your school?

It was just making sure I didn’t procrastinate my schoolwork when I had free time. When I did have free time, I made sure I got done with anything that I had on my schedule so it didn’t coincide with any of my extracurriculars later in the week. 

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