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With a resume of accomplishments that is very long and impressive for someone so young, Raina Kadavil, a White Plains High School senior was recognized as the City of White Plains Youth of the Year 2014 on November 3. During the award ceremony that took place before the monthly Common Council meeting, Mayor Tom Roach said: “Raina spends most of her free time helping others. …She has given 1,000 hours of community service in the past three years.” She also always has a smile on her face, he added. “She is in her own category; way off the charts.” Ms. Kadavil’s accomplishments include work on projects both local and global. She is an extensive writer, contributing to the WPHS school newspaper and literary magazine. She will soon have a published book titled “Voice of Thunder.” In accepting the award Raina said she viewed everyone’s life as a tapestry with the different threads making up the pattern. She thanked everyone for making her tapestry so colorful.
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