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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Elmont Memorial has a top three
Arselan Nadeem

Arselan Nadeem

Valedictorian

GPA: 101.90

AP Courses: 10

College: Cornell

University

Major: Biological sciences

Bijin Biju Koshy

Co-salutatorian

GPA: 100.44

AP Courses: 7

College: Stony Brook University

Major: Biology

Zainab Soetan

Co-salutatorian

GPA: 100.44

AP Courses: 5

College: Brown

University

Major: Engineering

What is your best memory of senior year?

Nadeem: My best memory of senior year is the last day of classes where we are getting our yearbooks signed. It was a joyous time but it also made me think about all of the wonderful people I’ve met and the lasting friendships that I’ve made throughout high school.

Koshy: My best memory of senior year is the gathering with the whole Class of 2014 outside for the group picture.

Soetan: My best memory of senior year has to be the Senior Dinner, because all of my friends, including the ones who don’t really get involved in school, came out the dance and eat while dressed to the nines.

What career do you intend to pursue?

Nadeem: My desired career is to be a neurosurgeon.

Koshy: I hope to become a doctor in the future.

Soetan: I would like to be a chemical engineer when I am older.

Who is your biggest role model?

Nadeem: My biggest role model is my father.

Koshy: My biggest role models are my parents.

Soetan: My biggest role model is my father, who has gone through so much to make sure that my brothers and I are always at our best. He grew up differently than I did, so it is nice seeing how his background has influence his life and his behavior.

What are your extracurricular activities and clubs?

Nadeem: The clubs that I’m in include National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, FBLA, Key Club, Lacrosse, and Mathletes.

Koshy: I am involved in National Senior Honor Society, National Science Honor Society (Secretary), and Mu Alpha Theta.

Soetan: I was part of the yearbook staff and National Honor Society, and I am the Vice President of Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society).

What, in your opinion, is the key to success?

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