S a l m a n a k h l aw i

h i g h s c h o o l o f t e l e co m m u n i c at i o n a r t s a n d T e c h n o lo gy
about sa l m a
S alma is dete rmin e d to have an impac t on th e world . Af te r m e eting a N or th Korean ref uge e, sh e founde d h e r high school ’s chapte r of LiN K , an organization commit te d to spreading aware n ess about N or th Korean human right s violations . With plans to study inte rnational relations , S alma will continue in h e r life -long commitm e nt to advoc ating for social justice.
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Accompli sh m e n ts
• F lue nt in thre e languages: English , Spanish and Arabic • M e mbe r, National Honor Society • I n th e top 5 pe rce nt of her class

Future Pl a ns
• A t te nd Middle bur y College • C ontinue work with LiN K , an organization that rescues politic al prison e rs in N or th Korea

udisa chowdhury
h i l lc r e st h i g h s c h o o l

about ud isa
B e hind U disa’s bright smile is a te nacit y that few c an match . Ove rcoming many obstacles as an immigrant f rom B angladesh , U disa maintains a 9 9 % G PA , plays f ive music al instrum e nt s , volunte e rs at N ew York Presby te rian and has a way with words as an English tutor and award winning poet . H e r passion for h elping oth e rs f uels h e r aspiration to be a doc tor.
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Accompli sh m e n ts
• V olunte e r, N e urosurge r y U nit at N Y Presby te rian H ospital • I n th e top 5 pe rce nt of her class • W inn e r, N YC 2 5th Annual Wate r Resources Ar t & Poetr y Contest

Future Pl a ns
• A t te nd Poly technic Institute of N ew York U nive rsit y • P ursue a degre e in m e dicin e

blanca melendez
h i g h s c h o o l o f t e l e co m m u n i c at i o n a r t s a n d T e c h n o lo gy
about bl a n c a
B lanc a’s vibrant pe rsonalit y and magn etic smile are manifestations of th e joy sh e get s f rom h elping oth e rs . B lanc a is drive n to ac ade mic excelle nce not just bec ause sh e loves being a great stude nt, but bec ause sh e want s to inspire oth e rs . A s a pe e r tutor leade r at h e r school , sh e succe e ds at inspiring those in h e r communit y daily, a trait that sh e hopes to continue at B rown U nive rsit y this fall .
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Accompli sh m e n ts
• W inn e r, N ew York Times College Scholarship • P e e r-Tutoring Leade r • M e mbe r, National Honor Society

Future Pl a ns
• A t te nd B rown U nive rsit y • I nte rn at th e N ew York Tim es Company, summ e r 2013

mahia rahman
h i l lc r e st h i g h s c h o o l

about ma h i a
M ahia’s exce ptional ac ade mic re cord is comple m e nte d by a warm , gregarious pe rsonalit y and an easy laugh . H e r desire to becom e a physician and h elp those in developing countries with no access to h ealth c are reveals h e r humanitarian nature. Acce pte d into an eightyear unde rgraduate and m e dic al program , M ahia’s dream of becoming a physician is already well within reach .
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Accompli sh m e n ts
• V ale dic torian • Q uestbridge College Prep Scholar • M e mbe r, National Honor Society

Future Pl a ns
• A t te nd th e 8 -year B . A . /M . D. program at H of stra U nive rsit y • P ursue a c are e r in m e dicin e

pa m e l a c a p e l l a n
co l l e g i at e i n st i t u t e f o r m at h a n d s c i e n c e
about pa m e l a
A bright, ambitious stude nt who want s to give back to h e r communit y, Pam ela is graduating at th e top of h e r class and h eade d for th e Iv y League. An inte rest in ch e mistr y and a desire to make a dif fe re nce in wom e n’s h ealth , par ticularly in unde r-se r ve d n eighborhoods , have le d h e r to conside r a c are e r in m e dicin e. Sh e has be e n a leade r at h e r school and is ready to expe rie nce all that college has to of fe r.
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Accompl i sh m e n ts
• M e mbe r, National Honor Society • P reside nt of A spira , a L atino organization suppor ting inn e r- cit y youth

Future Pl a ns
• A t te nd Corn ell U nive rsit y • P ursue a B . A . in ch e mistr y • B ecom e a doc tor and ope n a wom e n’s h ealth clinic

sasha ortiz colon
new dorp high school

about sash a
A natural math whiz (who took AP c alculus in 11th grade), S asha’s f ie rce intellige nce is balance d with a ge nuin e conce rn for h e r fellow stude nt s . Sh e c an be found tutoring classmates both during and af te r school . A s th e founde r of N ew Dorp’s G ay Straight Alliance, sh e is an advoc ate for tole rance and social justice. H e r compassion , intellige nce and ge n e rous nature will se r ve h e r well in h e r f uture profession: teaching .
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Accompli sh m e n ts
• S alutatorian • M e mbe r, National Honor Society • F ounde r, G ay Straight Alliance at New Dorp High School

Future Pl a ns
• A t te nd Corn ell U nive rsit y • B ecom e a math e matic s teach e r

da n i e l va r g a s
bronx center for science a n d m at h e m at i c s
about da n i e l
Although a man of few words , Daniel ’s profound math skills speak volum es about his f uture pote ntial at M ac aulay H onors College at C U N Y and beyond . With a 1 0 0% ave rage in AP c alculus and pe r fec t scores on both SAT M ath subjec t test s , Daniel is , in th e words of his teach e r, “ th e most gif te d math e matic s stude nt I ’ve taught in 2 2 years .”
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Accompli sh m e n ts
• S core d a 9 9 % on th e Alge bra II/ Trigonom etr y Rege nt s , th e high est score in BC S M ’s histor y • S core d a pe r fec t 8 0 0 on th e SAT II math subjec t test • M ember, math & chemistry clubs

Future Pl a ns
• A t te nd M ac aulay H onors College at C U N Y • P ursue a degre e in e ngin e e ring

ylli dema
port richmond high school

about yl l i
Ylli, an accomplished scholar and natural-born leader, is respected by his peers and teachers alike. H aving already take n seve n Advance d Place m e nt classes , Ylli is well pre pare d to e nte r college and plans to apply his personal and intellectual gifts by studying to beco me a doctor. H ard working and modest, th e re is lit tle doubt h e will succe d in whateve r h e put s his mind to.
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Accompli sh m e n ts
• V ale dic torian • S e nior class preside nt • O n M ayor B loombe rg ’s youth leade rship commit te e

Future Pl a ns
• A t te nd B inghamton U nive rsit y • P ursue a degre e in biom e dic al e ngin e e ring

d i a m o n d wa l k e r
bronx center for science a n d m at h e m at i c s
about dia m o n d
Effervescent and well-spoken, Diamond is a de dic ate d and hard -working stude nt whose multiface d pe rsonalit y is evide nt in h e r plans to study psychology and philosophy, with a minor in dance. Diamond is excite d to join a study body with inte rest s as dive rse as h e r own . Sociable and outgoing , sh e is hoping for lot s of roommates .
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Accompli sh m e n ts
• V ale dic torian • Q uestbridge Scholar • M e mbe r of an Irish ste p dancing troupe that has pe r form e d for h eads of state, including Preside nt O bama

Future Pl a ns
• A t te nd B owdoin College • P ursue a c are e r as a civil right s at torn ey, following an inte rnship with th e AC LU

a n g e l i c a fa ja r d o
millennium high school

about an g e l i c a
A m eticulous and hard -working stude nt, Angelic a’s teach e rs describe h e r as “a pleasure to teach .” H aving se r ve d as h e r family ’s translator and n egotiator for most of h e r life, Anglic a has a poise and maturit y beyond h e r years; upon discove ring that h e r school did not have an all- girls socce r team , sh e establish e d on e through h e r dilige nt work and f undraising . Angelic a plans to continue to f ight in e qualit y by pursuing a pre -law degre e.
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Accompli sh m e n ts
• I n the top 5 percent of her class • R eceive d a 5 on h e r AP Ch e mistr y exam • F ounde r of Mille nnium’s f irst girls’ socce r team

Future Pl a ns
• A t te nd B randeis U nive rsit y • E nroll in th e Social J ustice and Social Policy Program

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