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B-B grad comes home!

Students at Byron-Bergen Elementary School gathered on November 27 to learn about giving back and making a difference. Guest speaker Holly Paramjit Sembhi, a 2014 Byron-Bergen graduate, joined in with her personal story of how one person, who was just like each of them, has found the power to help change the world.

Sembhi, now in her final year of working towards a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from RIT, began her education and her love for helping people in kindergarten at Byron-Bergen Elementary. She currently works part-time at Rochester General Hospital and plans to get her master’s degree as a physician’s assistant in neurosurgery. She also volunteers with Global Brigades, a medical relief organization operating in Honduras. She urged students to believe that they can each make the world more awesome, starting right now.

“It is exciting for me to come back to a place I love,” she said. “I hope that I can inspire these kids, to make them really want to help others. Maybe they will look back some day and remember this moment. I’d like to think that this might start them on their own paths to making the world a better place.”
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