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Top scholars rise above gang violence in suburban NY town

AP Photo/Frank Eltman BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots – all victims of suspected gang violence. But as they prepare to graduate Sunday, two valedictorians and one of the salutatorians at the huge school insist their stories of scholarship, unity and perseverance deserve as much attention as the carnage. All three are children of … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Top…

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