Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


St. Pius X senior honored by Sandy Springs newspaper

Published February 24, 2017

Megan Anandappa

ATLANTA—St. Pius X senior Megan Anandappa, of Tucker, earned a spot as a “20 Under 20” student by the Sandy Springs Reporter newspaper. This is the second year the publication has chosen 20 students from the area under the age of 20 for their service and volunteer work.

Anandappa has volunteered at St. Francis Table, a downtown Atlanta soup kitchen, since she was 5. She began tagging along with her father. Now, her service downtown also extends to the Central Night Shelter where she cooks and serves dinner during the winter months.

“I wanted to be like my dad at the beginning, but now the people that work there have become like a second family to me and the best part is knowing that I am helping people,” said Anandappa.

She serves as the president of Students for Life at the Atlanta high school, helping to organize a diaper drive for Birthright for Atlanta, an organization that helps at-risk pregnant women. Anandappa has joined other Catholic school students in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. She plays the flute in the St. Pius X band and has earned district honors by the Georgia Music Educators Association.

Public and private schools, service organizations and the public were asked to nominate students who are younger than 20 and who have been volunteers in their communities.