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Things you didn't know about Long Island's valedictorians

Instead of snuggling up with a prized stuffed

Instead of snuggling up with a prized stuffed animal, Half Hollow Hills High School West valedictorian Rose Bender had a very different bedtime ritual growing up. "When I was a small child, I used to sleep with a stick of string cheese," she said. Photo Credit: Handout /Flickr user Chris Hsia

They may all be Long Island valedictorians for the Class of 2015, but among this group of talented students, there is also a vegetarian, a 'crazy' cat lady, and one student who takes her love of cheese to a whole new level.

We asked some of our 2015 valedictorians to share some of their secrets, and what we got surprised us.

See what they spilled on by clicking the link below. 

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