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Hauppauge Honors Two National Merit Commended Students

Hauppauge Board of Education recognized Jonah Belser and Humayra Kabir on Jan. 10 for placing in the national scholarship.

Two Hauppauge High School students were recognized by the Board of Education for receiving awards from the National Merit Scholarship Program at their Jan. 10 meeting.

Seniors Jonah Belser and Humayra Kabir were selected as National Merit Commended students for their high scores on the PSAT/NMSQT test taken in their junior year.

The National Merit Scholarship Program commends 50,000 students with the highest PSAT scores out of the more than 1.5 million individuals who take the test each year, according to the program's website. Although Belser and Kabir are not eligible to compete for a National Merit Scholarship, some commended students can become candidates for special scholarships offered by businesses and corporations that sponsor the program.

Both Belser and Kabir are also among Hauppauge High School's in the Class of 2012.

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