Seniors Commended in National Merit Program

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Hampton Bays High School seniors Gabrielle Caine and Skye McMorris have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program as a result of their outstanding scores on the qualifying exam. 

The seniors are among 34,000 students throughout the nation to earn this distinction and be recognized for their “exceptional academic promise.” To earn the title, they placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT. 

In addition to their studies, both students are involved in their school. Caine is a member of her school’s Interact and Rotary Youth Leadership clubs. She also sings, plays the cello and is the founder of Harmony Healing, an organization of student musicians who perform at area nursing homes. She intends to pursue studies in the music industry in college. McMorris is a science research student and a member of her school’s Key Club, Interact Club and Science Olympiad team. She also plays volleyball. She plans to study biochemistry in college.