High School East QuestBridge Finalists Named

High School East QuestBridge Finalists Named photo
Three Sachem High School East seniors were named QuestBridge College Match Finalists and have been selected for the chance to receive full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges upon admittance. 

Juan Amaya, Julia Araujo and Ilyssa Forman were selected for their high academic prowess, success in a plethora of Advanced Placement courses and for securing their respective places as part of the top 5 to 10 percent of their class. 

Among many accolades, Juan is class vice president, Foreign Language Honor Society vice president, and a member of the varsity track and field team, participating in high jump and in hurdling events.  

Julia is a member of the school orchestra in which she plays violin, and she also volunteers for Teens as Teachers and the Diversity Club.

Ilyssa is the president of the History Honor Society, the editor of the school paper and president and founder of the Philosophy and Debate Club.

“These three individuals are the true definition of persistence and have long maintained a focus on high academic standards,” said Principal Louis Antonetti. 

Out of approximately 15,000 applicants in 2017, only 5,759 have been selected as finalists.