2003-06-27 / Community

A Career in Medicine

A Career in Medicine

Nishtha Chadda of Far Rockaway, was named valedictorian of Hillcrest High School this spring. The teenager has been accepted by the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/City University of New York Medical School. She intends to become a pediatric surgeon, and is well on the way to achieving her goals.

Chadda, among other things, volunteers at the soup kitchen at the First Presbyterian Church, is a peer educator about HIV/AIDS, is President of the Math Club, is layout editor of the yearbook, works with the Charity Club at York College and plays the violin.

She does all this while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

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