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Outstanding Grads 2017

Outstanding Graduates 2017: Difference-makers in and out of class

Today’s exceptional high school seniors are about much more than their GPAs. They may be scholars, but they also are inventors, innovators, activists, performing...

Noah Daniel: Perpetual motion suits him

AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: Milken Community Schools GOING TO: Princeton University Noah Daniel doesn’t care much for down time. “I just get bored when I have too much...

Sophie Levy: Lights, camera, college

AGE: 17 HIGH SCHOOL: Wildwood School GOING TO: Barnard College Sophie Levy remembers practicing religiously — not for her bat mitzvah but for a cameo opposite Hugh...

Romy Dolgin: The accidental star

AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: deToledo High School GOING TO: Harvard University “I’m the epitome of an undecided, undeclared, incoming freshman,” Romy Dolgin, 18, said without sounding the...

Seiji Shaw: Building robots — and teamwork

AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: Shalhevet High School GAP YEAR: Undetermined GOING TO: Brown University During his sophomore year at a public school in San Francisco, Seiji Shaw made...

Ashley Yeshoua: Created concept for bluetooth-connected defibrillator

AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: Milken Community Schools GOING TO: USC When Ashley Yeshoua selected a project to pursue for her Science Research class at Milken Community Schools,...

Jacob Zelonky: Taking his talents to London

AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: Van Nuys High School Performing Arts Magnet GOING TO: London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art Sitting at home in Sherman Oaks, Jacob...

Miriam Waghalter: A hope for peace in the Middle East

AGE: 17 HIGH SCHOOL: YULA Girls High School GOING TO: Rutgers University In the summer of 2015, Miriam Waghalter and three girls from her Arabic language class...

Rivka Schusterman: A dream of generations realized in a call from Harvard

AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: Valley Torah High School GAP YEAR: Midreshet HaRova in Jerusalem GOING TO: Harvard University Under Soviet rule in Odessa, Rivka Schusterman’s grandfather was barred...

Benjamin Heller: Cancer diagnosis throws outstanding student a curveball

AGE: 17 HIGH SCHOOL: Beverly Hills High School GOING TO: Stanford University Benjamin Heller had surgery in March to remove a sarcoma growth on his lungs. He’d...

Serena Davis: A champion for tech

AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: Harvard-Westlake School GOING TO: Cornell University As an 8-year-old, Serena Davis already was infatuated with computers. Fooling around on the home desktop, she...

Noam Gershov: Eager to be a leader

AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: YULA Boys High School GAP YEAR: Yeshivat Sha’alvim in Israel GOING TO: Yeshiva University One evening after services at Young Israel of Century City...

Jonathan Zisblatt: Big wheel on campus

AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: Valley Torah High School GAP YEAR: Yeshivat Sha’alvim in Israel GOING TO: University of Pennsylvania By 7:45 a.m., when school begins at Valley Torah...

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