National Merit Semifinalists Commack School District

Nine Commack High School seniors were named Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). The PSAT serves as the  initial screening of program entrants in each state.


Congratulations to these academically talented high school seniors who go on to compete for one of 7,600 National Merit Scholarships. Winners will be announced in the spring and will share in scholarships totaling more than $31 million. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalist must fulfill additional requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.


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 the photo with the Semifinalists are: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald James, Principal Leslie Boritz, and Director of Guidance Nicole Kregler. Semifinalists: Tyler Chipetine, Jake Frank, Corey Levy, Kimberly Liao, Michael Parrinello, Paige Robinson, Funda Sahin, Ethan Sontarp, and Louis Viglietta.

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