Sharan Nayak
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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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NextGen: Simmy Desai

Wool gloves and English breakfast tea kept me warm in the bleachers of the ice rink one evening as I witnessed a marvel on skates. With a hockey stick in hand and sporting No. 27 on her back, Symmarana Desai lunged forward and sent the puck into the air and to her teammate. It took

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NextGen: Aditya Ravi

The scents of cinnamon and mocha greeted me at the Ann Arbor coffee shop where I scanned the crowd in search of a stranger: Aditya Ravi, a University of Michigan freshman who had promised me an hour to talk student life, music and the college search. Aditya graduated last spring from Novi High School, where

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