Scholars Commended

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Bayport-Blue Point High School seniors John Bachek, Coleman Strine and Emily Toy have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Approximately 34,000 students throughout the nation are being recognized with this honor based on their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the competition for National Merit scholarships, this recognition denotes that the students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.