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Nita Gupta, India, Miss A World A'Fair 2009
Nita Gupta's Biography
The 2009 Miss World A'Fair is 18 year old Nita Gupta
She was born in Dayton, Ohio and currently resides in Centerville where she is a senior at Centerville High School.
enjoys spending quality time with her
family and friends as well as independently working on in-school and out-of-school activities.
In school, Nita is President of the Centerville Speech and Debate team, and a senior coach to all the first year members.
She is also a council member of Centerville's Diversity Club, an officer of Centerville's Spanish Club, a proud member of Centerville's Students Against Nicotine Dependence (STAND), Centerville's Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Centerville's Future Doctors of America (FDAC), Centerville's Octagon Club, and Centerville's Science Club.
Nita is also a member of the National Honor Society, The National Forensic League, and the Spanish Honor Society.
Out-of-school, Nita volunteers at the Dayton Veteran Affairs Hospital
, is a member of the Code Credit Union
Youth Advisory Board, and holds a part-time job at Kumon Math and Reading Learning Center
has always believed in keeping a connection with one's native culture.
As a result, Nita has always embraced her Indian background, and been an active member of the India Club of Greater Dayton (ICGD).
Starting at the age of five, Nita
danced for the different functions and eventually choreographed her
She has been a youth representative of the Executive Committee of ICGD for two years and has won both Junior Miss India and Senior Miss India of ICGD.
aspires to connect her
lifestyle to that of her
native culture, she
annually visits her
family back in India.
This past summer Nita
served at a school for the hearing and speech impaired in Patiala, India where she
taught, played, and communicated with deaf and blind children.
This unique service allowed Nita
to unite her
heritage with her
moral values creating a truly incredible experience.
hopes to revisit the school in the near future.
Every year that Nita
has danced for ICGD
has also danced for the Dayton International Festival
enjoys enriching the Dayton city regarding her
Indian culture, as well as absorbing information about other cultures.
Other than dancing, Nita volunteers at the India booth applying henna, selling accessories, and relaying historic information.
Being a two-year member of the DIFI Youth Group, she has gained unfathomable amount of knowledge, appreciation, and inspiration from various ethnicities.
truly believes an event like that of the World A'fair is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience so much diversity in one place.
won the Junior Miss World crown in 2004, and today is very honored to represent the 2009 Miss World A'Fair crown to all those who come.