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Long Island's 2005 valedictorians: 10 years later

Christine Schwall, W.C. Mepham High School's valedictorian for

Christine Schwall, W.C. Mepham High School's valedictorian for the Class of 2005, in her senior portrait, left, and a more recent photo. Photo Credit: Christine Schwall

Where are they now? 

It's been 10 years since the Class of 2005 tossed its graduation caps and headed off to college.

No doubt, they set lofty goals for themselves back then and envisioned prosperous futures, just as today's high school seniors are doing as they prepare to graduate. 

To find out if their lives and careers are going according to plan, Newsday reconnected with some of these 2005 valedictorians. A common thread that ran through their updates was that life involves change, and success comes in many different forms.

Read on to find out what she's up to these days along with other Long Island valedictorians who graduated a decade ago. Plus, see what advice they have for today's high school graduates.

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