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Thursday, May 26, 2016
College students share first-year experiences
By Grace Poppe
Andrew Hackmack/Herald
Silvia Arora and Charles Sanky were the head of North High School's class of 2012.

Every year, the community shines a spotlight on high school valedictorians and salutatorians, focusing on which college they will attend and what they will study. This year we wanted to follow-up with some of last year’s top graduates, listen to their freshmen experiences and hear their summer stories. These young college students are wasting no time diving into their interests and pursuing their studies.

Luke Demas
was the valedictorian of Valley Stream Central High School last year and is now studying human developmental and regenerative biology at Harvard University, a major that focuses primarily on stem cell biology. He said he thoroughly enjoyed his first year, especially his computer science, genetics and Greek language courses. Demas participated in campus productions of “Rent” and “Dreamgirls,” and is a member of an a capella group, the Harvard Callbacks, that went on tour to Puerto Rico and New York City.


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