News12 Scholar Athlete Receives $1000 Scholarship
Commack High School senior, Amanda McNelis, was honored as a News12 Scholar-Athlete on February 16, 2017. Amanda is an exceptional athlete, a three season All-State winner in both track and gymnastics. She has qualified to compete in the State Championships in pole-vaulting, hurdles, and the uneven bars (gymnastics).
Amanda not only excels as an athlete, but also as a scholar. She is an IB Diploma Candidate, with a GPA of over 100! She is one of only 30 young men and women to receive this honor, and was presented with a $1,000 scholarship (photo).
In photo with Amanda are, from left to right: Track Coach Patrick Hoover, News12 LI Sports Director Kevin Maher, Principal Leslie Boritz, Athletic Director Pat Friel, Bethpage Federal Credit Union Commack Branch Manager Jonathan Gordon, and Assistant Principal Matthew Keltos.