Senior Spotlight: Sneha Saxena


Sneha Saxena has an impact that extends far beyond what meets the eye. We could talk about her nine years of experience in Taekwondo, her 10 years of Hindustani Classical Music, or her involvement in MBSA, but first, let us tell you about the most important part of Saxena—her personality. 

Andrea Duca, associate and good friend of Saxena’s, best describes her impact at Enloe: “She is a beautiful ray of sunshine! I still have birthday cards from middle school where she wrote to me like a novel. She is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met and she’s like that to strangers, teachers, and everyone she meets.” Throughout her Enloe career, Sneha has impacted everyone she has come across and been a big part of her classes and organizations. One of these organizations is Enloe’s Medical Bioscience Academy (MBSA), which she has been part of all four years at Enloe. “Enloe MBSA has been a significant stepping stone in my high school and future career plans. I feel like I have direction now that I didn’t before,” says Saxena. Through MBSA, she found that direction and is planning on going to UNC-Chapel Hill next year to study on a pre-med track. 

Outside of school, Saxena is heavily involved in two separate arts, Taekwondo and Hindustani Classical Music. Speaking about Taekwondo, Saxena mentions her journey through what she once considered purely a sport: “As a kid, I used to think of it as simply a form of self-defense, a sport. Having done so many years, it has become much more than just that.” She describes the impacts it has had on her, pushing her limitations on and off the mat through self-assessment, self-sacrifice, and discipline. Excelling at an exercise that involves the mind just as much as the body is extremely difficult alone, but also excelling in music makes her success all the more impressive. 

Saxena has practiced Hindustani Classical Music for 10 years and it has become a major part of her life. She describes it as a form of self-expression that connects her to both her culture and history: “Classical music has provided me with [a form of self-expression] to my culture and history, one that is unique from dinner table stories. Many of our compositions are dedicated to cultural events and festivals, and as such, when singing these compositions, whether for an audience or for practice, I feel as if I can see the festival happening in front of my eyes.” The experiences music has provided Saxena and the connections she has built through it makes it an irreplaceable part of her life. 

Regardless of the time of day or the setting, Saxena treats every individual she comes across with the utmost kindness and respect, and represents what every Enloe student should strive to be.