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St. Paul’s School graduate challenges classmates to continue improving Kristen Ramcharan didn’t have to go far to see the world. “This is the place where an African American girl from Jersey who enjoys knitting can meet a Caucasian fellow from Boston whose writing is witty and honest,” the student council president said, addressing her classmates at graduation from St. Paul’s School yesterday.