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Rising Starz is dedicated in introducing the budding youth of our community, an effort to reveal those hidden talents to our community. So if you would like to appear in this column or if you know of someone who can appear in this column, please Post the profile now.
  •  Susan D'Souza
  • Where there’s a will, there’s a way – this saying proves true in Susan’s life. Outstanding athlete and truly a pride of Mangalore, Susan Lisa D’Souza was born with abundant talents. Talent and will put together Susan has used every opportunity to prove herself with great success.She made her athletic debut with a Gold medal at the tender age of 10 and she never looked back ever since then. Susan emerged jubilant winner every time she took part in any athletic meet. Shot put, Discus and Hammer ..

  •  Allen Mendonca
  • Allen lives for sports and works hard towards his goals which have indeed won him a place of pride in Badminton at a very young age. He has had the distinction of having participated in many competitive events and has bagged several awards which he truly deserves. Allen Mendonca is the son of Basil and Philomena, hailing from Shirva, Udupi District and is studying in 10th standard at Indian Central School, Kuwait.

  •  Nerissa D'Mello
  • Always believe in yourself and never let defeat have the last word, is what top seeded Nerissa Rhea D'Mello proved to all when she lifted the under-10 singles title at the recently completed Annual Table Tennis...

  •  Nigel Pereira - A Champion Speaker
  • In the just concluded ICC - One Speak 2005 open-to-all public speaking contest organized by ICC-One Toastmasters, in Qatar, on July 1, 2005, 19 year old student, Nigel Pereira, who was pitted against seasoned toastmasters, emerged a winner. Nigel is a very family oriented person and not surprisingly, attributes his success to his family.

  •  Deon Britto
  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy -This old adage is never true with Deon Britto, a 15 year old student of MES Indian School, Doha, Qatar. Deon Britto is the Sports Captain of MES Indian School in Qatar. Under his captaincy, MES Indian School won the recently held Qatar Airways Interschool cricket tournament organized by Qatar Cricket Association (QCA). Deon was adjudged the Best All Rounder of the tournament with a total of 280 runs..

  •  Krystal Abigail Pereira
  • Krystal Abigail Pereira daughter of Arun and Felcy Pereira of Abu Dhabi is a multi talented girl who has excelled in both academics and extra curricular activities. Recipient of the All India Merit Award for Economics recently, she was among the top 0.1% of successful candidates from Std X11 of the CBSE Board to receive this award. An ex- student of St. Joseph’s high School Dubai she is at present studying at the University of Toronto, St.George Campus in Toronto Canada....

  •  Viani Antonio D'Cunha
  • Viani Antonio D’Cunha, 9 year old chess champion is a miniature of Bobby Fischer of India, we can say. His favorite game piece is pawn that he tries to keep on the game board, which he says that it helps him to decide on his strategy to win the game. He likes Sicilian gambit among all the defenses. He says he doesn’t focus much on beginning moves rather specializes in middle game and end game strategy.

  •  Dean Joseph Pereira
  • Deanu (short for Dean Joseph Pereira), as he is fondly called by all –is a multiple talent from birth. His mercurial activity was perhaps the reason why he expedited his arrival into the mother earth from his mother’s womb by over 2 weeks. He was born on the 16th of March 1993 in the same ward of the same hospital as his mother Wilma Pereira nee D’Souza, in the cool and calm surroundings of a sleepy but picturesque village, Kinnigoly....

  •  Deborah Frank
  • Deborah Frank from the Indian School Muscat has made her school, parents, friends and all Mangaloreans worldwide proud when she won the second position in a debate at the International Science Festival Quanta 2004 in the City Montessori...

  •  Cheryl Naik
  • Cheryl Naik, 15 years of age, has been the recipient of a unique honour of being invited by the State Government of Victoria, to be a Youth Ambassador at the forthcoming Eureka 150th Anniversary celebrations. She was born in Melbourne, is the daughter of Margaret and Bert (both from Mangalore). She passed her Black Belt level in August 2004; a qualified assistant instructor and teaches the junior students at the Kew centre.

  •  Nidhi Salian
  • Nidhi Salian, a name that is soon to be world famous, which will inspire all our younger generation. Who is she you may ask or ponder! She is none other than our own Mangalorean, a bright, energetic, talented and determined 14-year-old beauty queen in figure skating who will be representing India for World Figure (Ice) skating Prix - Junior Level finals competition, which starts next week in Ukraine. This is the first time India is representing or I should say Nidhi is representing India in Ukraine.

  •  Ranjitha Rebello
  • 'The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. There is keen competition at the bottom. But there is always a vacancy at the top.’ -- A tete-a-tete with the newly elected President of St. Agnes College Mangalore. “Born to Lead” could be an appropriate phrase to sum up what Ranjitha Rebello is today. Right from a young age, she has been displaying her leadership skills, which is evident from the posts she has held from the time she was in class 7 where she was the School Pupil Leader of St. Agnes Primary School. “Leadership is all about winning people the right way” says the pretty young girl bubbling with enthusiasm. This is once again evident from the social circle she mingles with, so very appropriately....

  •  Kyra Britto
  • Kyra Britto has lived and studied in Kuwait her whole life and has recently completed her 10th standard in Carmel School Kuwait; achieving a whopping 98% in social science in the CBSE Xth Board Exam. Apart from academic diligence, kyra is a very outgoing teenager with a wide and diverse range of interests. She loves art and is adept at various forms like watercolors, fabric painting, glass painting, shading and oil painting among others.

  •  Johnson Jerald Dias
  • At the age of 25, young and energetic Dias is very much active in community service and konkani writing. He has written more than 35 stories, more than 100 konkani poems, and over 100 kannada poems and short stories. Johnson Jerald Dias, known as J J Dias, was born on March 18, 1978, in Shirtadi. He is the proud son of Mr. Lawrence Dias and Mrs. Dorothy Almeida of Taccode parish...

  •  Viren Rasquinha
  • Viren Rasquinha, a rising star in the field of Hockey was born on September 13, 1980 in Bandra, Mumbai. Bandra is called the queen of suburbs in Mumbai and it is his favorite place. Won his 1st major title - “THE JUNIOR WORLD CUP” in Hobart, Australia in 2001. Made his debut with the senior team in 2002, for the tour to Australia. Since then he played over 50 international matches for the Indian team. This year they won 4 tournaments in 1 year and besides, they defeated Pakistan 3 times in a row for the debut 1st time in over 3 decades...

  •  Adrian D'souza
  • India’s Junior Hockey team won the six-nation Junior Challenge hockey tournament in Gniezno, Poland, thrashing Germany 3-0. Our rising star, Adrian D’Souza was the goalkeeper and he won the best goalkeeper award in August 2003. Adrian D’souza, was born on March 24, 1984 in Mumbai. He is the proud son of Mr. Albert D’Souza from Shirva and Mrs. Joyce D’Souza from Santakatte (Udupi). Adrian has one elder brother, Ashley D’Souza, who just graduated I.T. Engineering in Mumbai this year.....

  •  Gration Crasta
  • "Art is a visual language that speaks directly to our hearts". The beauty of the nature is just can not be expressed by words. It has its own life! I have a great passion of living in this artisitic world. Thanks to God for bringing me into this world of creation. It's true, ART is from HEART".....

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