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May 29, 2024
Valley Stream Central High School District

Learning, Achieving, Succeeding!

May 29, 2024

Central Student Earns Prestigious STEM Scholarship

April 12, 2024

Valley Stream Central High School student and class of 2024 valedictorian Karina Ramnauth earned the prestigious SUNY Stony Brook Simons STEM Scholar Program scholarship. With this scholarship, Karina will receive a full ride to the university, including room and board, and funding for her to attend medical school.

Karina was among thousands of students who applied for this program and one of only 50 to be selected. She will spend her academic career at Stony Brook, working and living alongside other recipients of this scholarship, with a broad support system of advisors and counselors to help them along the way. The program aims to create the next generation of top scientists and doctors.

“This is an incredible accomplishment for an incredibly talented student,” said Central Principal Candace Hugee. “Karina epitomizes the academic values we hold dear at Central, and she has truly made us proud.”

Dr. Erwin Cabrera, the Executive Director of Stony Brook’s Simons STEM Scholars Program, personally congratulated Karina and her family on the accomplishment, and she will officially commit to joining the program on May 11.

Karina Ramnauth.