Schreiber Seniors Named Commended Students in 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program

18 Port Washington students recognized.

In Port Washington, 18 Schreiber High School seniors were recently named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Students include:  

  • Yuliya Astapova
  • Laura DeBruin
  • Makenzie Drukker
  • Joseph Featherston
  • Georgia Goodman
  • Emily Hack
  • Spencer Katz
  • Matthew Kim
  • Kerim Kivrak
  • Clayton Klein
  • Jillian Knoll
  • Nathan Lefcowitz
  • Benjamin Lerner
  • Denis McDonnell
  • Dana Mirro
  • Matthew Rybecky
  • Emma Zorfass
  • Hannah Zweig

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“These young men and women have distinguished themselves as scholars and are exemplary members of the Schreiber school community,” Schreiber High School Principal Ira Pernick said, in a press release. “We are very proud of all of them and wish them continued success in their studies at Schreiber High School and at the college level.”

“I am excited that our students have attained this honor and serve as such fine ambassadors of the Port Washington School District,” Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen A. Mooney noted. “Their hard work and dedication has resulted in this impressive academic accomplishment.  I am pleased to add my congratulations to these students and their families.  I am confident that they will continue to achieve great success in the future.”


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