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ZAMIR BUENO, HENRY VISCARDI SCHOOL Hometown: New York (Credit: Handout)

ZAMIR BUENO, HENRY VISCARDI SCHOOL
Hometown: New York City
GPA: 93.91
College and major: Rutgers University, accounting.

Meet Long Island's 2011 valedictorians

Meet Long Island's 2011 valedictorians, arranged in alphabetical order by school.
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ALEXANDRA WILLENBROCK, AMITYVILLE MEMORIAL H.S. Hometown: Amityville GPA:
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ALEXANDRA WILLENBROCK, AMITYVILLE MEMORIAL H.S.
Hometown: Amityville
GPA: 104.54
Activities: Jazz band president, National Honor Society president, varsity soccer, winter track, spring track, softball, soccer, volleyball, marching band, World Language Honor Society, forensics team.
College and major: Boston University, biology.

SHANNON WEBER, BABYLON JUNIOR-SENIOR H.S. Hometown: Babylon GPA:
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SHANNON WEBER, BABYLON JUNIOR-SENIOR H.S.
Hometown: Babylon
GPA: 104.47
Activities: Science Honor Society vice president, secretary of class cabinet, student council vice president, DECA secretary, co-founder of tutoring for a cause, varsity soccer, varsity lacrosse, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Business Honor Society, leo club, Babylon soccer club referee, math team.
College and major: University of Richmond, neuroscience.

MICHAEL SCHROEDER, BALDWIN SENIOR H.S. Hometown: Freeport GPA:
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MICHAEL SCHROEDER, BALDWIN SENIOR H.S.
Hometown: Freeport
GPA: 120.99
Activities: National Honor Society president, Tri-M vice president, silver strings ensemble viola, NYSSMA piano, English Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society.
College and major: Harvard University, physics/engineering.

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BRANDON O’BRIEN, BAYPORT-BLUE POINT H.S. Hometown: Bayport GPA:
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BRANDON O’BRIEN, BAYPORT-BLUE POINT H.S.
Hometown: Bayport
GPA: 100.33
Activities: Ecology club president, National Honor Society vice president, Science Olympiad team captain.
College and major: Cornell University, natural resources.

ETHAN MADIGAN, BAY SHORE H.S. Hometown: Brightwaters GPA:
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ETHAN MADIGAN, BAY SHORE H.S.
Hometown: Brightwaters
GPA: 101.66
Activities: Environmental club treasurer, Ethnic Pen, Great South Bay buddies, National Honor Society vice president, Renaissance Club president, Service Honor Society, Science Olympiads co-captain, Spanish club vice president.
College and major: Brown University, engineering.

GOURAV KHADGE, BELLPORT H.S. Hometown: Bellport GPA: 104.3
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GOURAV KHADGE, BELLPORT H.S.
Hometown: Bellport
GPA: 104.3
Activities: Environmental quality club president, The Challenge on MSG Varsity team captain, chess club, math team, science bowl, Science Olympiad, French club, pep band, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, National Senior Honor Society.
College and major: Harvey Mudd College, physics.

LAUREN A. PIULSON, BETHPAGE H.S. Hometown: Old Bethpage
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LAUREN A. PIULSON, BETHPAGE H.S.
Hometown: Old Bethpage
GPA: 104.31
Activities: National Honor Society vice president, student council senator, concert band, 21st century scholar, varsity cross country, varsity spring track, varsity kickline, athletes helping athletes, CORE president, SPEC president, Generation Green, Relay For Life.
College and major: The College of William and Mary, kinesiology, concentration pre-medicine.

AMANDA TERMINE, BISHOP MCGANN-MERCY DIOCESAN H.S. Hometown: Moriches
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AMANDA TERMINE, BISHOP MCGANN-MERCY DIOCESAN H.S.
Hometown: Moriches
GPA: 101.55
Activities: National Honor Society, drama club, swimming, chamber choir, scuba diving, Relay for Life, volunteer at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
College and major: Stony Brook University, pre-nursing.

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ALEXANDER HAYDEN, BRENTWOOD H.S. ROSS CENTER Hometown: Brentwood
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ALEXANDER HAYDEN, BRENTWOOD H.S. ROSS CENTER
Hometown: Brentwood
GPA: 98.03
Activities: AFROTC wing commander, varsity tennis captain, honor society, school newspaper editor-in-chief, mentathlon captain, beautification club president, research honor society honorary trustee.
College and major: Boston College, political science.

NORMAN CAO, BRENTWOOD H.S. SONDERLING CENTER Hometown: Bay
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NORMAN CAO, BRENTWOOD H.S. SONDERLING CENTER
Hometown: Bay Shore
GPA: 97.95
Activities: National Merit Scholar, INTEL semifinalist, Science Olympiad captain, National Honor Society, academic quiz bowl co-captain, select orchestra, jazz ensemble, Stony Brook STEP, FIRST robotics.
College and major: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, engineering.

CHARLES WANG, CARLE PLACE H.S. Hometown: Westbury GPA:
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CHARLES WANG, CARLE PLACE H.S.
Hometown: Westbury
GPA: 102.50
Activities: Varsity football games captain, Carle Place Fire Department Explorer Post 910 secretary, jazz band lead saxophonist, math team, sophomore class president, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M, Math Honor Society.
College and major: Harvard University, undecided.

BRANDON ANTHONY DASILVA, CENTEREACH H.S. Hometown: Centereach GPA:
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BRANDON ANTHONY DASILVA, CENTEREACH H.S.
Hometown: Centereach
GPA: 98.7
Activities: National Honor Society, varsity football captain, varsity lacrosse captain, senior class president, The Challenge on MSG Varsity president and captain, National LOTE Honor Society, varsity leader club president.
College and major: Georgetown University, chemistry/pre-medicine.

STEVEN PROCOPIO, CENTER MORICHES H.S. Hometown: Center Moriches

STEVEN PROCOPIO, CENTER MORICHES H.S.
Hometown: Center Moriches
GPA: 104.42
Activities: Varsity soccer, senior band, jazz band, Long Island Junior Soccer League, Relay for Life.
College and major: Siena College, political science.

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DIANNA L. MEJIA, CENTRAL ISLIP H.S. Hometown: Central
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DIANNA L. MEJIA, CENTRAL ISLIP H.S.
Hometown: Central Islip
GPA: 4.79
Activities: National Honor Society, multicultural club, math club vice president, French club president, Leo Club, Student Congress for JUSTICE, school newspaper, varsity club vice president, varsity track, cross country track, 21st century club.
College and major: Williams College, biochemistry.

DYLAN MICHAEL SCARPATO, CHAMINADE H.S. Hometown: Lynbrook GPA:
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DYLAN MICHAEL SCARPATO, CHAMINADE H.S.
Hometown: Lynbrook
GPA: 99.4
Activities: National Honor Society, honor roll, sacristans, general student organization, junior varsity hockey, varsity hockey, parish religious education program, Latin club, hospital volunteer.
College and major: University of Notre Dame, civil engineering.

ERICA PORTNOY, COMMACK H.S. Hometown: Dix Hills GPA:
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ERICA PORTNOY, COMMACK H.S.
Hometown: Dix Hills
GPA: 105.35
Activities: Science Olympiad president, National Engineering Design Challenge captain, National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Lemelson-Massachusetts Institute of Technology inventions, Italian Honor Society.
College and major: Princeton University, engineering.

SAMANTHA ROSE COOTNER, COMSEWOGUE H.S. Hometown: Port Jefferson
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SAMANTHA ROSE COOTNER, COMSEWOGUE H.S.
Hometown: Port Jefferson Station
GPA: 100.94
Activities: Academic club, art club, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, American Chemical Society Award, service award, Rensselaer Medal, AP Scholar with Distinction, music theory student of the year, math award for highest average in Math BX.
College and major: Brandeis University, undecided.

MADISON PAULY, CONNETQUOT H.S. Hometown: Oakdale GPA: 104.1
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MADISON PAULY, CONNETQUOT H.S.
Hometown: Oakdale
GPA: 104.1
Activities: Literary art magazine editor-in-chief, National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Art Honor Society president, National Honor Society, Tri-M, National Foreign Language Honor Society.
College and major: Dartmouth College, English.

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NAHID BAKHTARI, CRESCENT SCHOOL Hometown: Hicksville GPA: 96
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NAHID BAKHTARI, CRESCENT SCHOOL
Hometown: Hicksville
GPA: 96
Activities: National Honor Society, school treasurer, green team president, Readers Are Leaders, school bake sales coordinator, business intern at Global Commodities Inc.
College and major: Macaulay Honors College, Baruch College campus, business.

EMMA ROSENTHAL, DEER PARK H.S. Hometown: Deer Park
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EMMA ROSENTHAL, DEER PARK H.S.
Hometown: Deer Park
GPA: 97.2
Activities: National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society, marching band color guard captain, orchestra, chamber orchestra, Girl Scouts.
College and major: Cornell University, biochemistry.

KAROLINA KSIAZEK, DIVISION AVENUE H.S. Hometown: Levittown GPA:
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KAROLINA KSIAZEK, DIVISION AVENUE H.S.
Hometown: Levittown
GPA: 100.52
Activities: Humanitarian club president and co-founder, National Honor Society president, Science National Honor Society president, orchestra and chamber orchestra first chair violin, Science Olympiad, school musicals.
College and major: Yale University, environmental studies or English.

ANISHA KOLUPOTI, EARL L. VANDERMEULEN H.S. Hometown: Port
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ANISHA KOLUPOTI, EARL L. VANDERMEULEN H.S.
Hometown: Port Jefferson
GPA: 99.80
Activities: Amnesty International club, environmental club president, Leo Club president, mathletes president, student organization president, Science Olympiads, yearbook, mock trial, varsity tennis co-captain.
College and major: University of Pennsylvania, biomedical engineering.

HANNAH ROSE GROSS, EARL L. VANDERMEULEN H.S. Hometown:
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HANNAH ROSE GROSS, EARL L. VANDERMEULEN H.S.
Hometown: Port Jefferson
GPA: 99.81
Activities: Chamber choir, Tri-M co-president, student organization treasurer, National Honor Society treasurer, newspaper club, yearbook, Science Olympiads, Amnesty International club.
College and major: Muhlenberg College, musical theater.

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ZACHARY NEWBURGER, EAST HAMPTON H.S. Hometown: Amagansett GPA:
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ZACHARY NEWBURGER, EAST HAMPTON H.S.
Hometown: Amagansett
GPA: 102.38
Activities: Varsity tennis, varsity cross country captain, junior varsity soccer co-captain coaches award for leadership, Scholar-Athlete Award, jazz band vice president, varsity academic team, century club.
College and major: Wesleyan University, liberal arts.

VIRGINIA DANTIS, EAST ISLIP H.S. Hometown: Islip Terrace
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VIRGINIA DANTIS, EAST ISLIP H.S.
Hometown: Islip Terrace
GPA: 128.18
Activities: National Honor Society, Math Honor Society president, interact club treasurer, Foreign Language Honor Society treasurer, Humanities Honor Society secretary, varsity field hockey, varsity basketball.
College and major: Wesleyan University, molecular biology and biochemistry.

NEHA SAHNI, EAST MEADOW H.S. Hometown: East Meadow
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NEHA SAHNI, EAST MEADOW H.S.
Hometown: East Meadow
GPA: 107.59
Activities: National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, pre-med club treasurer, World Hunger Action club treasurer, varsity tennis, math team.
College and major: Hofstra University, pre-medicine.

ANGELICA EGELANDSDAL, EASTPORT-SOUTH MANOR JUNIOR-SENIOR H.S. Hometown: Manorville
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ANGELICA EGELANDSDAL, EASTPORT-SOUTH MANOR JUNIOR-SENIOR H.S.
Hometown: Manorville
GPA: 104.81
Activities: Varsity gymnastics captain, All-League gymnastics, National Honor Society, World Languages Honor Society, AP Scholar, Key Club, National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, Doctors of Tomorrow.
College and major: Boston College, biology.

CODY HIRASHIMA, EAST ROCKAWAY H.S. Hometown: East Rockaway
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CODY HIRASHIMA, EAST ROCKAWAY H.S.
Hometown: East Rockaway
GPA: 104.33
Activities: National Honor Society president, AP Scholar, National Society of High School Scholars, class treasurer, student council president, quiz bowl president, yearbook president, science leadership club president.
College and major: The Cooper Union, chemical engineering.

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JULIAN CLEMENTE, ELMONT MEMORIAL H.S. Hometown: Elmont GPA:
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JULIAN CLEMENTE, ELMONT MEMORIAL H.S.
Hometown: Elmont
GPA: 100.75
Activities: Math Honor Society, tutor in math, National Honor Society, senior high jazz band first alto saxophone, SADD, mathletes.
College and major: Polytechnic Institute of New York University, engineering.

MELISSA GROARK, ELWOOD-JOHN H. GLENN H.S. Hometown: Elwood
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MELISSA GROARK, ELWOOD-JOHN H. GLENN H.S.
Hometown: Elwood
GPA: 5.04
Activities: Varsity soccer team captain, school newspaper sports editor, NYS Soccer Olympic Development Team, National “Got Milk” winner, National Honor Society, LOTE Honor Society charter member, varsity track.
College and major: Cornell University, applied economics and management.

MICHAEL GROSS, ELWOOD-JOHN H. GLENN H.S. Hometown: Elwood
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MICHAEL GROSS, ELWOOD-JOHN H. GLENN H.S.
Hometown: Elwood
GPA: 5.03
Activities: Marching band drum major, jazz band, honors ensemble, Knowledge Masters captain, mathletes captain, varsity track captain, school vice president of public affairs, National Honor Society president, Tri-M concert manager, LOTE Honor Society.
College and major: Cornell University, bioengineering.

EMILY ANNE DORSO, FARMINGDALE H.S. Hometown: North Massapequa
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EMILY ANNE DORSO, FARMINGDALE H.S.
Hometown: North Massapequa
GPA: 104.19
Activities: National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M, Autism Speaks board member, varsity softball captain, Key Club, ambassadors club, history club, mathletes, drum major, chamber group.
College and major: University of Tampa, undecided.

ALBERT ARMEA, FLORAL PARK MEMORIAL H.S. Hometown: Floral
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ALBERT ARMEA, FLORAL PARK MEMORIAL H.S.
Hometown: Floral Park
GPA: 101.98
Activities: Mathletes president, Columbia Science Honors Program, Winthrop-University Hospital volunteer, All-District Chorus, chamber orchestra, All-District Orchestra, Holy Spirit Church band, music board treasurer.
College and major: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, computer science.

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KAYLA R. CRUZ, FREEPORT H.S. Hometown: Freeport GPA:
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KAYLA R. CRUZ, FREEPORT H.S.
Hometown: Freeport
GPA: 103.6
Activities: Peer tutor, Key Club, peer leaders, student government, SADD, Operation Pride, National Honor Society, color guard, badminton, UNICEF, ambassador for AIDS Awareness Day, church clothing drive, third place in Freeport Science Fair.
College and major: Providence College, political science.

JAN JIAWEI GONG, GARDEN CITY H.S. Hometown: Garden
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JAN JIAWEI GONG, GARDEN CITY H.S.
Hometown: Garden City
GPA: 101.93
Activities: Intel Science Talent Search finalist, U.S. Presidential Scholar, math team captain, Metropolitan Youth Concert Orchestra principal cello, Nassau All-County and LI String Festival Association, varsity fencing team captain.
College and major: Harvard University, chemical and physical biology.

ADAM BRULHARDT, GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR H.S. Hometown: Wantagh
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ADAM BRULHARDT, GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR H.S.
Hometown: Wantagh
GPA: 101.97
Activities: National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, Tri-M, Math Honor Society, mathletes captain, Key Club, marching band, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, National Merit Commended Student, AP Scholar with Distinction.
College and major: New York University, math, pre-medicine.

AVIV LIPMAN, GEORGE W. HEWLETT H.S. Hometown: Valley
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AVIV LIPMAN, GEORGE W. HEWLETT H.S.
Hometown: Valley Stream
GPA: 102.58
Activities: Varsity swim team captain, math research, science research, tutor, clarinet, piano, math team, district mathematics committee, Foreign Language Honor Society co-president, National Honor Society.
College and major: Williams College, undecided.

RAHUL NATH, GLEN COVE H.S. Hometown: Glen Cove
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RAHUL NATH, GLEN COVE H.S.
Hometown: Glen Cove
GPA: 102.72
Activities: National Honor Society president, mock trial president, Tri-M president, student senate vice president, choral and brass section leader, mathletes treasurer, jazz band first chair trombone, varsity wrestling, varsity football, varsity tennis.
College and major: Williams College, undecided.

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ANTHONY NICHOLS, GREENPORT H.S. Hometown: Greenport GPA: 97.64
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ANTHONY NICHOLS, GREENPORT H.S.
Hometown: Greenport
GPA: 97.64
Activities: National Honor Society, varsity baseball team captain.
College and major: Western New England College, computer engineering.

BRETT TEPLITZ, HALF HOLLOW HILLS H.S. EAST Hometown:
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BRETT TEPLITZ, HALF HOLLOW HILLS H.S. EAST
Hometown: Dix Hills
GPA: 98.63
Activities: Varsity tennis, National Honor Society vice president, Siemens Competition semifinalist, Simons Fellowship recipient, gold and bronze medals at Long Island Math Fair, SCORE club director.
College and major: Dartmouth College, pre-medicine.

DIANNA HU, HALF HOLLOW HILLS H.S. WEST Hometown:
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DIANNA HU, HALF HOLLOW HILLS H.S. WEST
Hometown: Dix Hills
GPA: 99.93
Activities: Presidential Scholar semifinalist, INTEL semifinalist, Siemens Competition semifinalist, International Science and Engineering Fair qualifier, National Merit Scholar, AP National Scholar, Suffolk County Principals Leadership Award.
College and major: Harvard University, biochemistry.

PAWEL GOLYSKI, HAMPTON BAYS H.S. Hometown: Hampton Bays
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PAWEL GOLYSKI, HAMPTON BAYS H.S.
Hometown: Hampton Bays
GPA: 107.7
Activities: National Honor Society, student council vice president, class vice president, mathletes, The Challenge on MSG Varsity, Hampton Bays robotics club founder, Breakfast of Champions award.
College and major: Brown University, biomedical engineering.

CAITLIN M. LYONS, HARBORFIELDS H.S. Hometown: Greenlawn GPA:
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CAITLIN M. LYONS, HARBORFIELDS H.S.
Hometown: Greenlawn
GPA: 104.33
Activities: AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Scholar, National Honor Society, Tri-M, Foreign Language Honor Society, Boston University Trustee Scholarship, Stony Brook University Presidential Scholarship, UMass Chancellor’s Award.
College and major: Boston University, education.

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LAUREN MCGARRY, HAUPPAUGE H.S. Hometown: Hauppauge GPA: 98.18
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LAUREN MCGARRY, HAUPPAUGE H.S.
Hometown: Hauppauge
GPA: 98.18
Activities: National Honor Society, French club president, Tri-M, German Honor Society, select strings orchestra violin.
College and major: Georgetown University, linguistics.

REBECCA KLAHR, HEBREW ACADEMY OF THE FIVE TOWNS
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REBECCA KLAHR, HEBREW ACADEMY OF THE FIVE TOWNS AND ROCKAWAY
Hometown: Woodmere
GPA: 98.61
Activities: Mock trial team captain, law institute president, math team, debate team, tennis team captain, basketball team, science research at the Garcia Center at Stony Brook University, Siemens Competition semifinalist.
College and major: University of Pennsylvania, pre-medicine.

MICHAEL DJAVAHERI, JUDAIC STUDIES, HEBREW ACADEMY OF NASSAU
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MICHAEL DJAVAHERI, JUDAIC STUDIES, HEBREW ACADEMY OF NASSAU COUNTY
Hometown: Manhasset
GPA: 98.0
Activities: National Honor Society president, honor roll, school newspaper co-editor-in-chief, Torah bowl captain, Sephardic Minyan leader, mathletes, after school learning program.
College and major: Yeshiva University, honors program, undecided.

SHOSHANA SIGAL, HEBREW ACADEMY OF NASSAU COUNTY Hometown:
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SHOSHANA SIGAL, HEBREW ACADEMY OF NASSAU COUNTY
Hometown: North Bellmore
GPA: 98.0
Activities: National Honor Society, school newspaper co-editor-in-chief, volleyball team captain, soccer team, Coca-Cola Scholars program semifinalist, Bausch and Lomb honorary science award, National Merit Commended Student.
College and major: The Cooper Union, engineering.

ANDREA M. SMITH, HEMPSTEAD H.S. Hometown: Hempstead GPA:
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ANDREA M. SMITH, HEMPSTEAD H.S.
Hometown: Hempstead
GPA: 98.8
Activities: Varsity volleyball, National Honor Society treasurer, Hempstead Young Advisory Council president, school newspaper editor, student government corresponding secretary, varsity basketball.
College and major: Rice University, biochemistry/molecular biology.

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ZAMIR BUENO, HENRY VISCARDI SCHOOL Hometown: New York
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ZAMIR BUENO, HENRY VISCARDI SCHOOL
Hometown: New York City
GPA: 93.91
College and major: Rutgers University, accounting.

NEIL PATHAK, HERRICKS H.S. Hometown: Roslyn GPA: 4.17
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NEIL PATHAK, HERRICKS H.S.
Hometown: Roslyn
GPA: 4.17
Activities: School newspaper editor-in-chief, mathematics magazine editor, The Challenge on MSG Varsity, varsity tennis.
College and major: Yale University, biochemistry.

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