Houston Public Media, Houston, TexasGrade:
River Ridge Elementary School, Austin, TexasProfile:
Nihar loves spelling, and he puts a lot of determination and dedication into learning new words. He also enjoys playing football with his best friends and playing video games — especially his favorite, Batman: Arkham City. Nihar likes movies that motivate him to become "a beneficially influential citizen." His favorite movies are Akeelah and the Bee and the Star Wars and Mission Impossible films. In the future, Nihar aspires to be a neurosurgeon who can develop many cures for serious brain disorders.