Lok Bir Chauhan knows education is the key to success, and earns honor roll grades despite having to learn English as a new language at the age of ten.
Lok Bir came to the US from Nepal eight years ago, first settling in Albuquerque NM before moving to Syracuse and attending Corcoran. On January 30, 2019, he was one of 107 New Americans sworn in as a US Citizen at the Everson Museum of Art.
“Where I come from there’s not much education,” Lok Bir said. “They don’t get opportunities. It’s a poor kind of place. Coming here and getting that education means a lot.” Focused and driven, Lok Bir has seized every opportunity to improve his studies, pushing himself to take difficult courses in subject areas where he feels he needs improvement, staying after school for extra help, and drawing motivation from other high achievers.
Lok Bir will be the first member of his family to go to college, and plans to study business administration at Onondaga Community College in the fall. He hopes to be successful so he can inspire the next generation to push through their challenges and reach for their dreams. “I want to inspire them to be like me,” he sad. “Better than me.”
Lok Bir plays soccer, cricket, and watches YouTube videos for fun, and his favorite place in Syracuse is downtown.
What are you most proud of? “I’m proud of being a student at Corcoran High School.”
What advice to you have for incoming freshman at Corcoran? “Spend your time wisely. Make good decisions. Choose the right path for you. Go outside your comfort zone, That’s where you will find your interest.”
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