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NextGen: Dilan Tank

With a deep passion for the ever-changing world of business, technology and economics, Dilan Tank, a junior at Northville High School, spends his free time understanding how to make improvements within his community. Interested in new technological ventures to help the elderly, Tank co-founded technanagy.org, a website that supports senior citizens as they navigate the

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NextGen: Janani Shiva

When I think about what it means to be a “well-rounded” individual, several characteristics come to mind.  And Janani Shiva strikes me as a true example of one, affirming my belief that our younger generation is capable of changing the world for the better. Only a sophomore in high school, Janani has spoken at the

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NextGen: Reeya Patel

On a basketball court, screaming fans cheer for the win. A young Indian-American player dribbles the ball near center court, dreaming of the same outcome. Reeya Patel, a senior at Huron High School, is energetic both on and off the court and talked to the Indian SCENE about her love of playing basketball and her

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NextGen: Srushti Gubbi

With an enthusiasm for the vocal arts and a passion for music, Srushti Gubbi, 13, has taken the center stage at many events, including a Detroit Lions game and the U.S. Open, where she sang the National Anthem after Serena Williams competed. Poised and steady, Srushti performs with ease and shows that even a middle-schooler

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NextGen: Isha and Eera Bhatt

As an older sibling, I’ve come to appreciate the saying that “every girl needs a sister.”  That was evident in the closeness between Isha and Eera Bhatt. On a steamy summer’s day in June, the Bhatt sisters invited me to their home in Troy and showed me the loving relationship which sisters sometimes possess. Isha

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NextGen: Arthi Nithi

There was no shortage of conversation on my first phone call with Arthi Nithi, a powerlifting champion who is an engineer by profession. What I found was a multitude of unique traits, painting a picture of woman who is anything but conventional. The Indian SCENE: Tell me a little bit about yourself. Arthi Nithi: I am 22

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NextGen: Ambika Tripathi

Ambika Tripathi, 16, doesn’t let the pressure of academics to take a toll on her. Instead, she uses art as an outlet to relax and see the world from a new perspective. A talented cartoonist and member of DECA with a brain for business, Ambika took an hour out of her busy day to meet

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NextGen: Vaishnav Siddapureddy

Roughly 210 juniors entered my classroom during the 2016-2017 school year. One of them made a special impression. He stood at 5’10 and entered AP Language and Composition each day with a true thirst for learning and a willingness to share. I remember him for being respectful to his peers, for his inquisitive nature and

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