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Getting to know the Mele quadruplets

Seventeen-year-old quadruplets, Grace, Bobby, Danny and Erin Mele

Seventeen-year-old quadruplets, Grace, Bobby, Danny and Erin Mele of Setauket hold their scholarship letters to Hartwick College. (Dec. 29, 2009) Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Each of the close-knit Mele quadruplets of Setauket has been offered merit scholarships at Hartwick College. They are deciding whether to attend the same school next year.

 

Erin

Interests: Plays soccer, basketball, softball. Enjoys studying forensics and law. Member of French Honor Society.

Career plans: Homicide detective.

College choices: Accepted by Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta; waiting to hear from the University at Albany and SUNY Cortland; finishing University at Buffalo application.

 

Danny

Interests: Likes physics. Plays electric, bass and acoustic guitar, as well as drums and piano. Won statewide competition of Future Business Leaders of America.

Career plans: Uncertain, but might want to play music and try business or teaching.

College choices: Going to Hartwick. Withdrew application from Oneonta. Considered The Juilliard School but didn't apply.

 

Bobby

Interests: Loves computers and technology, volunteers at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Earned three President's Volunteer Service Awards.

Career plans: Wants to be a doctor or nurse practitioner

College choices: Going to Hartwick. Also accepted by Oneonta. Withdrew application from Cortland, Stony Brook University and SUNY Oswego.

 

Grace

Interests: Taking Advanced Placement and honors courses, member of National Honor Society. President of Spanish Honor Society. Plays soccer, basketball and softball.

Career plans: Wants to be a doctor.

College choices: Accepted at Hartwick, Stonehill College, Roanoke College and Western New England College, all of which offered merit scholarships. Waiting to hear from Colgate University and SUNY Geneseo.

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