The Hampton Bays School District is proud to recognize Tommy Pandolfo, a senior at Hampton Bays High School, who was recently announced as a Semifinalist in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program. Tommy was congratulated and commended for his academic achievements and presented with the opportunity to continue in the competition against 16,000 other talented high school seniors for some 8,200 Merit Scholarship awards, totaling $33 million. 
In order to advance to the final level the students need to complete several steps. The semifinalists must each present an academic record of advanced performance, supply an exceptional recommendation from their high school principal, earn SAT scores to support their earlier testing performances, and submit a detailed scholarship application, including an individual essay and information regarding the applicant’s academic and community activities. 
Congratulations, Tommy.