Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students

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Bayport-Blue Point High School seniors Christian Szajna and Jill Keenan have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. As Commended Students, the two were recognized for the exceptional academic promise they demonstrated on the qualifying test used to enter the program.

“It is a true honor to receive such a prestigious award,” stated Christian. “This is a testament to all of the hard work we have put into our studies over the years,” added Jill.

Although they will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, being named a Commended Student recognizes that Christian and Jill placed among the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2011 PSAT/NMSQT.