Nora Ali pulls the right strings at South St Paul High

4:21 PM, Oct 9, 2006   |    comments
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Nora Ali is a high school senior at South St. Paul who makes you feel like there are more than 24 hours in a day. Ali is a member of the National Honor Society, is ranked No. 1 in her graduating class, is captain of the Knowledge and Math Teams and still finds time to take Indian Dance classes. "I don't know how she manages to do it all in one day, with all the music, and all the homework she has for the international class and course load," said Conrad Anderson, a teacher who's known Ali for three years. Nora has earned straight-A's since ninth grade. "My hardest A to get was in gym class in ninth grade, I had an A-minus for a long time," recalled Nora. "This time of year especially there are piano and violin competitions in October, that's when they start and also I have SAT on Saturday and then SAT-2 a few weeks later, and then college applications and my extended essay for the IB diploma," explained Nora. Nora's has also performed as a solo violinist for he Minnesota Orchestra, and played the National Anthem for a Twins game with her sister. Nora Ali has not decided which college she'll attend, but has a short list that includes Harvard, Yale and Princeton. By Rondah Kinchlow, KARE 11 News

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