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Los Gatos High School Salutatorian is Hirsh Goswamy

Math whiz will bring his dedication for academics and community service to UC Berkeley in the fall.

Los Gatos High School senior Hirsh Goswamy worked hard to become the school’s salutatorian for the 2012 graduating class. But he's honored to be recognized for his hard work.

“I kept my head down and focused hard on my academics,” said Goswamy of how he became the elite school's the second highest academically ranked senior of the entire 124th graduating class.

The math whiz’s dedicated work in the classroom earned him a 4.6 overall GPA in high school. He will be attending the University of California at Berkeley in the fall where he will be double majoring in economics and mathematics.

His two favorite classes from his high school career were a sophomore intro to law class taught by Mr. Erol Ceran and a calculus class taught by Mrs. Jeanne-Marie Rachlin.

“I just love math. You can tell from my two majors that I’m really interested in economics and statistics,” he jokes.

Goswamy was just as good on the tennis court as he was in the classroom, playing on the school’s varsity team for three years and serving as the team’s captain his senior year.

He also helped lead the tennis team to an undefeated season this year.

Community service and hard work is nothing new to Goswamy. Since 2007, he has served as a member of the Los Gatos Youth Commission, where he has worked with other teenagers to serve as an advisory board to the Los Gatos Town Council and administration on youth issues.

He also helped start a tutoring service with his sister, and likes to hang out with friends and family and travel to new places in his spare time.

Meeting new people and making friends is what Goswamy will miss most about Los Gatos High, including road trips down to Fresno with his tennis team.

“I value people a lot,” he said. “Friendships are what make the world connect in a sense.”

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