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The Indian SCENE’s 2019 Yearbook, volume one

This week, we’re highlighting graduating Indian-American high school seniors in metro-Detroit. Aachel Patel, International Academy East Extracurriculars & honors: HOSA (First place at international leadership conference); IASA, choreographer; Nartan Dance Academy (15 years); Relay for Life; Ski and Snowboard Club; Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Sunrise Senior Living, volunteer; Detroit Education Society, tutor Favorite high school memory: Learning and performing senior fusion

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NextGen: Tara Nayak

As I sip a cup of tea with this Detroit Country Day student, the singer-songwriter’s personality emerges. Under the tutelage of several coaches, Tara Nayak’s interest developed into a passion, sparking her desire to join several choir groups, including The Michigan Youth Ensemble where she has been a student for nearly four years. This interview

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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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