Serene Singh, a recent high school graduate of Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., is a young woman of many talents. In addition to organizing and teaching at a three-day bhangra camp, titled Colorado Bhangra Institute, Singh has garnered attention for rapping in her high school graduation speech as class president.
Students from across the state attended the Colorado Bhangra Institute, where Singh taught 25 students of varying ages over 10 Punjabi dances. She also organized a carnival and tie-dye activity for everyone to enjoy. The inaugural camp, borne out of Singh’s passion for bhangra, concluded with a packed performance at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Aug. 5. Singh plans to continue the camp every year.
In addition, Singh recently returned from the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Dallas, Texas, where she competed against 6,000 kids to win the 12th place title in original oratory. This achievement makes Singh the first student in Colorado history to have ever won three state championships in original oratory.
The passionate dancer, rapper and orator will attend the University of Colorado Boulder on a full-ride Boettcher Scholarship this fall with a double major in pre-law and political science, along with a minor in leadership studies.
Watch Serene Singh rap in her high school graduation speech: