Great Neck Public Schools Class of 2014

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An overview of the Great Neck Public Schools Class of 2014 reveals 556 graduates from our three high schools: 221 from North, 320 from South, and 15 from the Village School. Over 95 percent of graduates will pursue higher education in either two- or four-year colleges. The remainder historically seeks employment, vocational training, or enlistment in the Armed Services. Graduation ceremonies for North and South High Schools were on Thursday, June 26, at the Tilles Center, LIU Post, with North’s ceremony in the morning and South’s in the afternoon. The Village School graduation was held on Wednesday afternoon, June 25, at the school.

A look at the traditional awards—Valedictorian and Salutatorian—and awards unique to Great Neck follow. Awards announced at North’s graduation (Alan L. Gleitsman and Genelle Taney Memorial), new awards, and the student speeches, a vital part of the graduation ceremonies, will appear in future editions of this newspaper.

Valedictorians & Salutatorians

The John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian are, respectively, Jasmine Hakimian and Talia Delijani. The William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian are, respectively, Allison Kornrich and Dominique Tricarico.

NH-Val-Barstow-Jasmine-HakimianNorth High Valedictorian Jasmine Hakimian is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, editor in chief of Arista, the school yearbook, and of Guide Post Online, and a news editor of Guide Post, the school newspaper. She was the recipient of two First Place Long Island High School Press Awards for her work on Guide Post. Jasmine was a Silver Medalist in the National Spanish Exam, vice president of DECA Club, and an award winner at NYS DECA events. She was a Peer Leader and manager of the Badminton Team. Jasmine will attend Harvard University in the fall.

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South High Valedictorian Allison Kornrich is a National Merit Scholarship Competition Finalist, an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, having earned perfect scores on her four exams, and a National Spanish Exam Silver Medalist. She was president of DECA and took awards at State competitions. Allison was co-captain of the Debate Team and participated in Yale and Penn Model Congresses. She was chosen for All-County Chorus, and was a leader of the school’s Musical Theater Choral Group and A Cappella Group. She was a member of the R&B Style Choral Group, a choreographer for Battle of the Grades, and director and choreographer of Dance & Fashion Show. She was also a varsity cheerleader. Allison will attend Vanderbilt University.

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North High Salutatorian Talia Delijani is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, earning perfect scores on her five exams. She was a writer and editor for the school newspapers, Guide Post, and editor in chief for Guide Post Online. She received a Long Island High School Press Award for newspaper design and headlines/layout. Talia was a National Spanish Exam winner. She was also president of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Help the Homeless, and Peer Drug Educators. She was a Peer Leader and Peer Mentor, and a member of Adopt a Dream, Kilties, Battle of the Classes, Key Club, Community Action for Kids, and DECA, where she competed on the State level. Talia was captain of the Field Hockey Team and was awarded the Nassau County Field Hockey Coaches Association All Conference Award, All League Award, and Scholar-Athlete Award. She also participated in Spring Track. Talia plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania.

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South High Salutatorian Dominique Tricarico is an Advanced Placement Scholar, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Bronze Medalist, and an All-State Pianist. She was a Scholar-Athlete for Varsity Swimming and was captain of the Varsity Swim Team. Dominique was leader of the school’s A Cappella Group. She was treasurer of Peer Educators and organized a seminar on eating disorders in conjunction with the school’s Health Department. Dominique will attend Adelphi University (pre-dental program).

 

Barstow Awards

Jasmine Hakimian and Talia Delijani at North High (North’s valedictorian and salutatorian are traditionally their Award recipients), and Allison Kornrich and Daniel Rosenfeld at South High are this year’s Barstow Award winners. The coveted Barstow Award was established in 1962 by Françoise and William Barstow in memory of their only son, Frederic Duclos Barstow, who died of pneumonia at age 35. The Barstows were prominent Great Neck residents after whom Barstow Road is named. Recipients of the annual Barstow Awards must be in the top 10 percent of their class and be “outstanding in leadership, citizenship, scholarship, and service.” Each recipient receives a monetary prize.

SH-Barstow-Daniel-RosenfeldDaniel Rosenfeld is a National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student. He was a Top 10 Poem Winner in the Creative Communications Spring Poetry Contest and a winner of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for essay/memoir and poems. Daniel was a writer and editor of the school newspaper, The Southerner, and a Long Island Press High School Journalism First Place Award winner. He was also a contributor to South High’s literary magazine, Exit 33, and Teen Ink, a national teen magazine and Web site. He was vice president of Key, Government, Table Tennis, and Ceramics Clubs. He was a member of the US Para Junior National Table Tennis Team and was ranked fourth in the US and 72nd in the world for Paralympic Table Tennis Class 7 Men. Daniel was the US representative at the Para Table Tennis Spanish Open and at the Mike Dempsey Memorial International Table Tennis Championships. He was also a member of the school’s Tennis Team. He was a National Spanish Exam winner, member of DECA and Government Club, and participated in Yale and Penn Model Congresses. Daniel will be attending Cornell University in the fall.

Scott Moss Award

The recipient of the Scott Moss Award, given at South High School, is Alexander Cowen. This Award was established in 1977, in memory of Scott, who was an outstanding South student until his death from cancer. The Award is given to the graduating senior who exemplifies the “service, concern, interest, and ability of Scott Moss.”

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Alexander Cowen is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor. He was captain of the Debate Team and a member of the semifinalist team in the High School Fed Challenge and of DECA, participating in state-level DECA competitions. He was a member of Model Congress and a Penn Model Congress delegate. Alexander performed in Improv Troupe and One Acts. He lettered in Cross County, Winter Track, and Spring Track, and was a four-time Student Scholar-Athlete. He was a recipient of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Nassau Zone Outstanding Physical Education Award. Alexander was member of the Conference and County Championship and NYS Qualifying Cross Country Teams and recipient of the Walter J. Rudolph Award, given to the fastest miler on the team. He was vice president of the Student Body his senior year. Alexander plans to attend Williams College where he was recruited to run cross country and track.

The Village School Graduating Class of 2014

  • Joseph (Joey) Chester
  • Toby Costello
  • Dylan Dinor
  • Elliot Esterman
  • Melissa Gross
  • Emma Handler
  • Christopher Helms
  • Ezra Hyman
  • Talia Kahlon
  • Maxwell (Max) Klainberg
  • Vignesh Kumar
  • Max Latin
  • Huan Huan (Amanda) Long
  • Justin Myrick
  • Jacob Tal

The Great Neck South High School Graduating Class of 2014

  • Griffin James Adwar
  • Eitan Benjamin Agagi
  • Aroj Isma Ahmad
  • Azhar Ali
  • Brett L. Alper
  • Dean Amrussi
  • Jae Hyeon An
  • Jordan Grant Aronowitz
  • Alon Ashourzadeh
  • Sophie Baghdassarian
  • Ester S. Balila
  • Michelle Ban
  • Ahron Joseph Bazon
  • Eliana B. Ben-Sorek
  • Isabella Berlinsky
  • Isabelle Bernstein
  • Armen Bijimenian
  • Alexandra G. Bourguignon
  • Victoria Anne Brancato
  • Claudia Patricia Bustillo
  • Pedro Antonio Caamano
  • Melis Naz Cabas
  • Omar A. Calderon
  • Meredith J. Cha
  • Matthew Robert Chaleff
  • Tate K. Chan
  • Justin Inhuey Chang
  • Lelina Chang
  • Matthew Chang
  • Stephanie Brook Charles
  • Ryan Chau
  • Alexandra Chen
  • Ally Chen
  • Chieh Chen
  • Donna Chen
  • Janet Chen
  • Julia Chen
  • Sally Chen
  • William Chen
  • Lindsay S. Cheng
  • Matthew A. Cheung
  • Elizabeth Chi
  • Jasmine Chiang
  • Jonathan Chiang
  • Jennie Chiu
  • Jennifer Choi
  • William Chow
  • Christine Chung
  • Alana Jasmine Cohen
  • Hannah Rachel Cohen
  • Renee Clarissa Concha
  • Alexander Elijah Cowen
  • Esmeralda Nicole Cruz
  • Bernadette Joan Cucinella
  • Matthew J. DelPonte
  • Gabrielle Deonath
  • Alexandra T. Di John
  • Lia Nicole Domney
  • Emma Madeline Doremus
  • Jessica L. Drucker
  • Kaitlyn T. Eber
  • Alejandra A. Eche
  • Adam Ethan Efrem
  • Alexa Elle Epstein
  • Nicholas Paul Espinosa
  • Yuan (Owen) Fang
  • Arielle Leigh Farhi
  • Alexandra M. Farishian
  • Jacqueline P. Ferrante
  • Alanna Nicole Fichtel
  • Leah Eve Finkelstein
  • Samuel Flores
  • Audrey W. Fok
  • Thomas Fong
  • Dylan Forrester
  • Glenn Forstner
  • Alvin Fu
  • Erik Fu
  • Jared Gany
  • Georgia Gavaris
  • Denson George
  • Swaroop John George
  • Evangeline A Giannopoulos
  • Marc W. Giovanniello
  • Sharon E. Glick
  • Edward Goldschmid
  • John Alexander Gonzalez
  • Mario E. Gonzalez
  • Taylor E. Goodman
  • Jeffrey Aaron Gordon
  • Rachel Elizabeth Gordon
  • Ashley Gould
  • Jessica Danielle Graber
  • Michael Greener
  • Jarett Lee Gross
  • Daniel S. Grunberger
  • Steven Gutierrez
  • Andrew K. Ha
  • Jason Hagooli
  • Yanir Hahitti
  • Rena Hahn
  • Alex Hall
  • Stefanie Hall
  • Rebecca Tovah Hanai
  • Allison B. Hand
  • Rachel E. Hand
  • Jamar D. Henry
  • Shannon N. Henry
  • Jonah Isaac Hersh
  • Nicole Elizabeth Hicks
  • Rahail Hirani
  • Carly Hirshon
  • May Thiri Hlaing
  • Cherry Ho
  • Da Young (Clara) Hong
  • David Hong
  • Jared I. Horowitz
  • Victoria Hsiao
  • Gary Shiu-Gong Huang
  • Sam Huang
  • Ariana Hwang
  • Kamrynn Irani
  • Danielle Jaron
  • Sharon Jeong
  • Annie Jiang
  • Kevin Jiang
  • Brian Joo
  • Eunice Jung
  • Eran R. Kaffash
  • Felicia Robyn Kane
  • Skyler A. Kanfer
  • Melissa Rose Kaplan
  • Egzon Kastrati
  • John Stephen Katramados
  • Justin T. Kelly
  • Thomas Peter Kelly
  • James Kennedy
  • Emma Rose Kessler
  • Siddiqur R. Khan
  • Zarak Khan
  • Emily Khantses
  • Andrew Kim
  • Isabel H. Kim
  • Joseph Kim
  • Kevin Kim
  • Kyutae Kim
  • Paul Y. Kim
  • Serena So Young Kim
  • Woo Sik Kim
  • Jack Spector Kimmel
  • Kevin Ko
  • Sze Ching Ko
  • Hee Jung Koh
  • Jennifer Rose Korff
  • Valedictorian Allison Kornrich
  • Gavriella E. Kovacs
  • Jasmine Brianna Krause
  • Kara Michelle Kupferberg
  • Prasanth Kurup
  • Jessica Kwong
  • Cristina Lai
  • Joshua Lai
  • Michelle Nicole Lam
  • Darnel G. Lamarre
  • Salvatore Lanzilotta
  • Calvin A. Lawrence
  • Annie Lee
  • Christine Chen-Chien Lee
  • Christopher Lee
  • Dong Keon Lee
  • Eleanor Lee
  • Hunter Lee
  • Irene Lee
  • Ki Hyun (Brian) Lee
  • Mige Lee
  • Min Hee Lee
  • Rizi Lee
  • Warren Christopher Lee
  • Catherine Isabelle Lem
  • Jeremy Lesser
  • Troy Austin Lester
  • Rachel Alana Levin
  • Megan Rebecca Levy
  • Jimmy Liang
  • Alex Lim
  • Alexander Lin
  • Jacky Lin
  • Muyang Lin
  • William Lin
  • Yukai Steven Lin
  • Samantha Faith Linden
  • Jenny Liu
  • ZhuoYan Liu
  • Dylan Jane Livers
  • Maxxine Livson
  • Christopher Kung Hay Lo
  • Emma Rose Lombardy
  • Zachary Lowell
  • Erica Lowenkron
  • Kenny Lu
  • Steven Lu
  • Tristyn Mandel
  • Jessica E. Mangot
  • Rebecca Margaux Marcus
  • Julia Paige Marks
  • Janie Ann Mathew
  • Matthew McNulty
  • Margot Metz
  • Madison Jill Michaeloff
  • Danielle Paige Michaels
  • Alexander Michalopoulos
  • Amir Moalemzadeh
  • Jayson Marc Molina
  • Alon Y. Mor
  • Elly Nina Mor
  • Brianna Nicole Morrone
  • Kristin E. Moser
  • Jezreel Moy
  • Kayla Jean Newman
  • Melanie Ngo
  • Danielle Nolan
  • Evan D. Oppenheimer
  • Anthony M. J. Ortiz
  • Shrinit Parikh
  • Caitlin Park
  • Daniel J. Park
  • Leslie Park
  • Vincent Patrey
  • Simone Eve Pavlovic
  • Lora Pavlovich
  • Annabelle J. Pecora
  • Anthony Pena
  • Mitchell Peng
  • Dana D. Perez
  • Juliana Elaina Pitto
  • Samantha Ponzo
  • Juliet Puccini-Bronstein
  • Alexander S. Putter
  • Belinda Qu
  • Euna Ra
  • Todd Alan Reiss
  • Shelby R. Reitman
  • Dolly Stacy Reyes
  • Haesup (Joanne) Rhee
  • Kevin J. Rodriquez
  • Daniel Lawrence Rosenfeld
  • Samantha Paige Rugato
  • Moshe Sabaah
  • Francesca Sakoulas
  • Samantha Schechner
  • Alex David Schecter
  • Maxwell Schneider
  • Lauren Schulman
  • Javier Segarra
  • Beom Kyu (Brian) Seo
  • Ariel Serruya
  • Jay Jatin Shah
  • Jordan Shokrian
  • Andy Shu
  • Constantinos Sideris
  • Emma Silverstein
  • Navya J. Simon
  • Michael R. Sitzer
  • Alyssa Brooke Smiley
  • Katherine Sokolova
  • Austin Son
  • Brian Song
  • Seung Yeon (Christine) Song
  • Vincent A. Steves
  • Jacqueline Stoica
  • Samantha Leigh Strober
  • Sung Min (Kevin) Suh
  • Nimesha Suleman
  • WanLin Sun
  • Adam Michael Tang
  • Macy Tang
  • Adana Taranis
  • Steven Ryan Telsey
  • Neil Mathew Thivalapill
  • Milton Mathai Thomas
  • Shane Thomas
  • Maegan Paige Toback
  • Nicole Tommasiello
  • Salutatorian Dominique Catherine Tricarico
  • Nicole Marie Uvino
  • Alisha Suzanne Varughese
  • Daniel James Vega
  • Radhika Viswanathan
  • Gal Wand
  • Cassie Wang
  • Daniel Wang
  • Derrick Wang
  • Zihan Wang
  • Rachael Kaye Warner
  • Avir L. Waxman
  • Samuel A. Weinbaum
  • Caroline Weinberg
  • Samuel A. Weinstein
  • Gil Weiss
  • Beatriz Leisner Wenzel
  • Kevin Won
  • Christine Y. Wong
  • Samuel XueJun Wong
  • Kelvin Woo
  • Jiaqi (Jacey) Wu
  • Yitian (David) Wu
  • Angell Xiang
  • Joseph Yang
  • Jing Yang Ye
  • Emily Brooke Yehezkel
  • Chae Rin Yoon
  • Oren Yousfan
  • Kevin Yu
  • Angus Yuen
  • Perla Zavala
  • Gal Zeidman
  • Hannah Eve Zeitlin
  • Jordan Ross Zelniker
  • Alison Zhao
  • Zi Hua Zou

The Great Neck North High School Graduating Class of 2014

  • Ayelet Abitbul
  • Arya Adelipour
  • Charlotte Ahdoot
  • Matthew Ahdoot
  • Sara Ajodan
  • Xiomara Alas
  • Ari Amir
  • Kayla A. Arena
  • Brayan Ruiz
  • AriasMatthew
  • D. Aryeh
  • Sabrina Assil
  • Luis Enrique Avila Hernandez
  •  Maxwell Aziz
  • Sharon Aziz
  • Daniel Azizi
  • David Azizzadeh
  • Daniel Bar-Lavi
  • Bryan Baratian
  • Justin Baroukhian
  • Hunter Bines
  • Nicole Biton
  • Tyler R. Bloom
  • Ian M. Boltax
  • Yaniv Bronshtein
  • William Cadete
  • Xichao Cao
  • Maria Capuozzo
  • Arabelle Chafe
  • Tze Kiu Regina Chan
  • Yinny Chan
  • Ping-Chien Chang
  • Zachary H. Chen
  • Wing Yin Cheung
  • Amanda Cho
  • Rachel E. Cohen
  • Omid Cohensedgh
  • Miranda Copjec
  • Katherine Cortez
  • Vanessa Cortez
  • Sabrina R. Damaghi
  • Celena Danahy
  • Salutatorian Talia Delijani
  • David Desperak-Schisler
  • Marissa Diamond
  • Caitlin Y. Dilamani
  • Miron Dilmanian
  • Jordan Domnitch
  • Leora G. Doomchin
  • Joshua Drori
  • Samantha Ebrani
  • Hila H.Elias
  • Gal Elimelech
  • Daniel S. Engelson
  • Mathew Eshaghoff
  • Gabrielle S. Eshaghpour
  • Richard Feder-Staehle
  • Juliet Lucie Freudman
  • Michael Friedlich
  • NicoleT.Friedman
  • TylerW.Fritzhand
  • Kelly A. Garzon
  • Adam M. Gerber
  • Rachel Gohari
  • Gabrielle N. Goldfarb
  • Sarah Greiff
  • Edgar Emilio Gutierrez Badilla
  • Corinne Haber
  • Alexandra Hackman
  • Jonathan Haghani
  • Stephanie Hajibai
  • Yaniv Hakim
  • Darren Hakimi
  • Devin A. Hakimian
  • Emily Hakimian
  • Valedictorian Jasmine Hakimian
  • Julia Hakimian
  • Sharon L. Hakimian
  • Brandon Hamroff
  • Daniel S. Hanasab
  • Ariel Hannanian
  • Jake Horowitz
  • Yung Wei Hsiao
  • Alan Huang
  • Matthew Hubbard-Hoey
  • Jun Young Hur
  • Timothy Hwang
  • San Jung
  • Ariel S. Kadouri
  • Daniela Kaftari
  • Brian N. Kahen
  • Joelle D. Kahen
  • Shaunen P. Kaiman
  • Nicole Kamali
  • Kevin Kashimallak
  • Jamie Kashinejad
  • Yasaman Keypour
  • Amanda Khorshad
  • Han Sung Kim
  • Je Hyun Kim
  • Ryan King
  • Seth M. Kislin
  • Jonah B. Klempner
  • Joshua Kohan
  • Justin Kokhabi
  • KamlaS.Kumar
  • Ian E. Lam
  • Rebecca Larian
  • Seoung Lee
  • Ella Lentini
  • Alexandra R. Levy
  • Jacob H. Levy
  • Victoria Levy
  • Luhong Li
  • Lawrence Lin
  • Willis LinXin
  • Yuan Liu
  • Kevin Lopez
  • Alec Ludwig
  • Jenna A. Lustbader
  • Jacob Mamiye
  • Aaron S. Mechanic
  • Jose Melendez
  • Nuris Melendez
  • Michael Monahemi
  • Aviel Moshenayov
  • Ervin Mullalli
  • Zachary Nabavian
  • Daniel Namdar
  • Rebecca Nasibi
  • Justin Nasimi
  • Jessica Nassimi
  • Marcus B. Nebro
  • Haley Nelson
  • Taylor Nelson
  • Ariel Neman
  • Jordan Neman
  • Joy N. Neman
  • Rona Neman
  • Jamie R. Neufeld
  • Emily P. Nitzberg
  • ConorT.O’Byrne
  • Alecia Ogeer
  • Abigail Ostad
  • James Otruba
  • Daniel Ovsepian
  • Jacob Pak
  • Shawn Paknoush
  • Yael Peikarian
  • Julia J. Peykar
  • Adriana Phillips
  • Lauren D. Pomerantz
  • Nick M. Prives
  • Alexander Rahmani
  • NavidE.Rahmanian
  • Alexis Ramirez-Miguel
  • LuisF.Ramos
  • Danielle Ran
  • Justin Rastegar
  • Joshua B. Rimmer
  • Dagoberto Rodriguez
  • Allison B. Rosenbaum
  • Natalie Sachmechi
  • Jonathan Sadian
  • Sarah Sadigh
  • Neda Safani
  • Negin Safani
  • Joshua Sakhai
  • Andrew Samuel
  • Ethan Sanandaji
  • Yair M. Sarraf
  • Ronel F. Sasouness
  • Daniel C. Sasson
  • Cyrus Y. Sassouni
  • Maximilian Sassouni
  • Sophia D. Sassouni
  • Clara A. Sava-Segal
  • Noah Schechter
  • Alexander B. Schneidman
  • Justine J. Schoenbart
  • Joseline Segovia
  • ClaudiaP.Segura
  • Matthew Shamash
  • Arian Shamloo
  • Michelle Shamouilian
  • Lauren S. Shaoul
  • Jason Shekib
  • Hally R. Silberg
  • Cory M. Silverstein
  • Eden Sivan
  • Ashley L. Snyder
  • Edan Soleimanian
  • Sahar Soleimany
  • Alexander Sotiriou
  • Brandon X. Sperling
  • Dev Srinivas
  • Joshua Stark
  • Christopher J. Steiner
  • Alex Storozum
  • Logan Strausman
  • Daniel Swan
  • Jacob W. Szilagi
  • Daniel Tabaroki
  • Joseph Talasazan
  • Lawrence Tan
  • Paula M. Tartell
  • Matthew P. Tomazic
  • Zachary Dylan Transport
  • Gabrielle C. Tsuker
  • Jonathan Uzan
  • Raquel N. Vasinkevich
  • Ana Vasquez
  • Lance Vazquez
  • Rotem Vegon
  • Spencer B. Warshaw
  • Tina R. Watson
  • Terry B. Wei
  • Julia Wolf
  • Yijie Wu
  • Melanie Xu
  • Dafna Yacobian
  • Zachary Yaghoobian
  • Jonathan Yaghoubian
  • JoshuaB.Yaminian
  • Eddie Yang
  • Evan L. Yudkovich
  • Matthew Yung
  • Adiel Zakarya
  • Tyler Zar
  • Stephanie Zhang

Adult Learning Center Grads

The Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center (ALC) at Clover Drive, directed by Dr. Errin Hatwood, recognized 32 recipients of New York State High School Equivalency Diplomas at its annual awards ceremony on June 12.ALC-graduates 2014

  • Laura Aguayo
  • Rodolfo Aguilar
  • Munira J. Ali
  • Andrea Amoruso
  • Ghada Baiatra
  • Mihai Bucu
  • Deborah Canell
  • Diane Cantave
  • He Kyoung Cha
  • Hector Chavez
  • Ching-Ya Chen
  • Yan Chen
  • Sheila Chinchilla
  • Marisa Douglas-Rampersad
  • Melvin A. Hernandez
  • Erick Herrera
  • Wolson Jeon
  • Ofelia Johnson
  • Farahnaz Kaidanian
  • Sherri-Marie Lazarus
  • Branden Malave
  • Mireya Maxwell
  • Yue Xiang Ni
  • James Petrow
  • Rozita Pnini
  • Jesus Ramirez
  • Zoila Ruano
  • Narda Spence
  • Shawn Wachter
  • Jiwon Wang
  • Yickoi Yu
  • Fang Zhu

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