Hometown: Middletown, N.Y.
Major: International Studies
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Profile: Caitlin Hammaren, a sophomore who would have turned 20 in May, was thinking about becoming a lawyer, according to those who knew her at Minisink Valley High School near Middletown, N.Y.
Hammaren left such a mark that her high school music teacher, principal and even district superintendent remembered her vividly yesterday as they absorbed the fact that she is gone.
"She was a lovely young lady," said Martha Murray, superintendent of Minisink Valley Central School District in Orange County. "She was talking about being a lawyer. She'd actually inquired about it with one of our local attorneys just recently."
Hammaren graduated from high school in 2005 and was studying international studies at Tech. She was president of her high school choir and a member of the National Honor Society, Murray said.
-- Amy Gardner, The Washington Post