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LI's 2019 valedictorians come to Newsday

What happens when the smartest person in the room is every person in the room?

Dozens of Long Island's valedictorians from the class of 2019 came to Newsday headquarters in Melville on Friday, May 17. They shared their high school experiences, career goals and outlooks on the future of Long Island.

Here are some of the best moments from the day.

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Hofstra University
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Hofstra University in the fall meet at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians came to Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians came to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Cornell University
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Cornell University in the fall meet at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians came to Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians came to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Binghamton University
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Binghamton University in the fall meet at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Yale University
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Yale University in the fall meet at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Harvard University
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Harvard University in the fall meet at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Cornell University
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Cornell University in the fall meet at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Princeton University
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Princeton University in the fall meet at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Katelyn Jeffreys, 2009 valedictorian of Plainedge High School,
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Katelyn Jeffreys, 2009 valedictorian of Plainedge High School, speaks to Long Island valedictorians who came to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Duke University
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians who will attend Duke University in the fall meet at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians mingle at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians come to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians come together at Newsday in
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians come together at Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

Long Island valedictorians come together at Newsday in
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Long Island valedictorians came to Newsday in Melville on May 17, 2019.

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