Four Commack High School National Merit Semifinalists Named

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Four of our Commack High School seniors were named  National Merit Semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to compete for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships. Winners will be announced in the spring and will share in scholarships totaling more than $33 million.

Congratulations to Raphael Iskra, Nicole LaReddola, Daniel Lee, and William Liu, who earned this distinction through their high scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screening of program entrants.

The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.


In photo, administrators offer their kudos on this accomplishment. From left to right: Assistant Superintendent for Education Amy Ryan, Raphael, Nicole, Daniel, William, Principal Leslie Boritz, and Superintendent Dr. Donald James.

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