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June 6, 2012

Shining stars - our list of outstanding graduating seniors

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Each year, we profile a group of outstanding high school seniors, culled from the many nominations sent in by you, our readers. And each year, we find it almost impossible to choose among the many extraordinary leaders, givers and enormously talented graduating teens.

But, choose we did. And, once again, the members of this year’s group know no limits in their quests for excellence and impact. They have given tirelessly of their time as mentors, tutors and sports coaches; helped families transition out of homelessness and poverty; participated in building a school in Sierra Leone; worked to prevent genocide; organized interfaith picnics; and founded an advocacy project to prevent drunken driving. They found their passions — drama, music, writing, languages, politics, business — and harnessed them to inspire others.

Just imagine what they’ll do as adults.


Sheridan Pierce
Taking her role(s) seriously

Quinn Lohmann
A song in his soul

Jason Aftalion
It’s all about the kids

Katherine Bernstein
Sometimes, less is more

Corinne Kentor
A real page-turner

David Shalom
Building a diplomatic resume at home, abroad
Marissa Meyer
Healing others, and herself

Leah Gluck
Working toward ‘never again’

Brian Hertz
Turning tragedy into prevention

Leila Miller
Finding common ground

Jacob Cohen
Giving himself a sporting chance

Eeman Khorramian
Dual identity yields an international outlook


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