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This graduation season, take time to celebrate

It’s June, which means “graduation season” for parents, grandparents and students. This year is especially resonant for my wife and me, as our son graduated from high school, and we celebrated with a modest open house for our son, family and close friends.  “Modest” was the compromise negotiated with our son, who had respectfully asked

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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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