Three National Merit Honorees

Three National Merit Honorees
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Two seniors, Joshua Koretz and James Smalley, have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, and a third, Jonathan Guadagno, was named a Commended Student.

Koretz and Smalley were among only 16,000 students across the country honored as Semifinalists, and will compete for $31 million worth of scholarships. All three East Islip students were recognized for their exceptional test results in the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. More than 1.6 million students nationwide participated in the annual competition.

“These three students have worked very hard over the last few years, and we congratulate them on this accomplishment,” said Israel Malinowitzer, East Islip’s director of guidance.