Anyone who knows anyone from Enloe knows Aahana Mukherjee. She is dynamic, selfless, kind-hearted and incredibly talented. During her four years at Enloe, she has participated in her MBSA, Chorus, Tri-M, and International Young Artists Project. Aahna is one of those people who have achieved incredible things and you know she will be an absolute blessing to the community she belongs in. We all went to school with this amazing senior. I am lucky to be able to attend.
family and friends
When I spoke with Ahana, she made it clear that family and friends are the most important things to her. I love that.
“When it comes to friends, I prefer quality over quantity. Love, and they know it. I cherish them so much,” she says. Ahanna held her peers and friends in high regard and thanked them for being a source of comfort as she navigated the chaotic world of high school. I advised her to cherish the time she spends with her sister. She choreographs and teaches Indian classical dance to her sister and friends. Within Enloe, classes like Chorus provide her Aahana with that connection. According to Aahana, “The energy that comes out of the room is what I care about. It’s not even about the professionalism or musicality of the songs. It’s about how vibrant everyone is around each other.” It feels like my home.”
The love Aahana has for her peers is heartwarming to watch, especially in classes such as the chorus. With her encouraging personality and her unfailing enthusiasm for Aahna, it’s clear why she’s loved in the choral world and beyond.
music as medicine
Aahana is very involved with Enloe’s choir. She is a proud member of her Tri-M musical service organization, the Enloe Chamber Choir, and a group of students selected to participate in the North Carolina Honors Chorus this year. The North Carolina Honors Chorus is her one of the highest honors for a high school performer. Aahana writes her own songs and plays her four different instruments: piano, violin, guitar and harmonium. She’s a musical powerhouse!
Arhana is also a member of the International Young Artists Project, a small non-profit organization that uses music to transcend language and break down cultural barriers around the world. Last year, she traveled to Italy for a cultural exchange of American and Italian music. She gave her 18 amazing concerts in just 3 weeks, including the Sistine Chapel.
Similar to her work with the International Young Artists Project, Aahana combines music and medicine to give back to her community while doing what she loves. “If we just utter a message and people chant, it sounds like this…a rhythmic ensemble. Through rhythm and music, we were able to raise awareness of environmental justice,” she said. increase.
Aahana’s big goal is the final combination of medicine and music. In the future, as a music therapist, I would like to use rhythm and community to heal others. Recently, she completed her 120-hour neurology diagnostic internship and became interested in pursuing her neurology career. She is particularly interested in exploring music and how music makes our brains respond. Arhana is currently researching inclusiveness in the choral curriculum. The difference she’s already starting to make in this world is truly inspiring.
A self-professed “warm-season girl,” Arhana vowed never to quit school north of Virginia. Now she’s thinking about attending an in-state school. She applied to Vanderbilt University and Emory, as well as UNC She applied to Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. An important factor for her is a good education, and she wants to go to college where she can experience the arts and sciences. As her eldest daughter, she understands her role as the ‘guinea pig’ of her family and wants to bring her circle closer while exploring her neurology and psychology.
It has been an honor and a privilege to see Aahana shine in our class over the years. From ‘diagnosing’ her zodiac sign at a seminar (she’s a Taurus!) to working on new music in the chorus, Aahana shines every day and lives all over the Enroe. Ahhana is full of surprises (what else can you expect from a girl who orders her cheese grilled at Starbucks?) and we know she’ll bring her joy wherever she goes next. I know