Senior Issue: Rohan Desai


Ayaan Shah, Editor-in-Chief

This previously ran in our 2022 June Senior Issue.

Rohan Desai has been an active member of the EHS community for years, participating on the tennis team, robotics team, and National Honor Society. He participated in Future Business Leaders of America and Economics and Investment Club for the past two years as well. 

He also volunteers outside of school at the Allentown Rescue Mission, distributing food to those in need. He will be attending Virginia Tech, and major in mechanical engineering. 

Stinger: How do you feel about graduating from Emmaus? 

Desai: I feel pretty great. It’s been a tough four years with COVID and all that, but it’s been great. I’m looking forward to college, definitely. 

Stinger: What kind of volunteering do you usually do? 

Desai: I volunteer at the [Allentown] Rescue Mission. We usually give out peanut butter jelly sandwiches or something, but with COVID, that’s been hard to do. 

Stinger: What has been your biggest accomplishment here at Emmaus? 

Desai: My biggest achievement would be maintaining honor roll through all 4 years and graduating with a good GPA, while balancing my social life outside of school. 

Stinger: Who has been your favorite teacher? 

Desai: Mr. Ohl. He’s the best. His labs taught me a lot. 

Stinger: Do you have a favorite memory with Mr. Ohl? 

Desai: Yeah, the bridge we made in physics class. 

Stinger: What was your hardest class in high school? 

Desai: The hardest class I have been in would be AP physics, it took a lot of hard work to achieve a sufficient grade and I learned a lot from it, although the course was also very enjoyable and I have a lot of memories that will stick with me from that class. 

Stinger: What advice would you give to underclassmen? 

Desai: I would say, not to overthink everything. Focus on the positive, focus on what you can control, and live life to the fullest day by day.