Name: Michelle Dudamel - Age 17
School: Miller Place High School - Senior
Accomplishments: Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Michelle moved to the Unites States at the start of sixth grade. While a student at Miller Place High School, she will have taken seven Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses by the end of her senior year.
Her high scores on these exams has earned her the College Board's A.P. Scholar Award. She has been on the high honor roll for every quarter of her high school career and the recipient of the General Academic Excellence Award, English 10 Honors Award, Physical Education 10 Award and the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Outstanding Leadership and Participation Award.
Dudamel placed third in the FBLA competition in the category of job interview and placed fifth in the Long Island Business Teachers Association (LIBTA) competition for keyboarding.
The senior is an active leader at her high school and currently the Vice President of the Student Government, a member of the School Improvement Team (SIT) committee and President of the Future Business Leaders of America. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Foreign Language Honor Society for Spanish, the Senior High Math League, the Gay-Straight Alliance and the Service Club. She has also been the Varsity basketball manger and was nominated by her peers for the Natural Helpers Program, an organization designed to create a positive change amongst students who are dealing with difficult issues in their lives.
Michelle has volunteered her time for the Great Brookhaven Cleanup and at Mather Hospital. She works as a babysitter and in the fall will be attending either Fordham University, where she was offered the Dean's Scholarship, or New York University, majoring in business with possible hopes of pursuing a career in the fashion business.