The newest crop of high school graduates are about to earn their diplomas and, for many, the next step is higher education.

Newsday has put together a comprehensive gallery of Long Island's 2015 valedictorians, including information on where they're headed next.

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Among the schools they've chosen are some of the most highly rated in the country, such as Stanford University, Harvard University, Duke University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Those staying in the Empire State are headed to New York University, Columbia University, Cornell University, and locally, Stony Brook University, among others.

Click the link above or scroll down to see the gallery. Enjoy meeting Long Island's 2015 valedictorians.