Islip High School recently honored 22 academically outstanding students who placed in the school’s top 10 percent, a list that included co-valedictorians Brendan Mercado and Kenneth Ortega.

“We are very proud of these fantastic students,” said high school principal Michael Mosca. “They are our best and brightest.  Their drive and determination to succeed at the highest level has been an inspiration to their peers. We are confident that these young men and women will succeed at whatever their future holds.

Photo Caption: Islip High School recently honored 22 academically outstanding students who placed in the school’s top 10 percent, including co-valedictorians Brendan Mercado and Kenneth Ortega as well as Rachel Barbato, Zoe Camhi, Kelly Conway, Alex DaSilva, Carly Donnan, Cameron Germano, Hunter Giordano, Holly Iafrate, Matthew Kadam, Chris Lopez, Marina Magoulas, Emma Mecozzi, Plabon Paul, Vikash Persaud, Mimita Rahman, Erin Renwick, Kyle Sapia, Samantha Seeger, Lyndsey Sparks and Robert Vonderahe; pictured with Principal Michael Mosca, Assistant Principals Curtis Juengerkes and Lisa Ward, and guidance counselors Kerri Friend, Jaime Fulton, Nicole Hall and Michael Jargo.

Source: Islip School District