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Top two academic leaders of the WI Class of 2024


West Islip High School has named the top two academic leaders for the Class of 2024: Jake Guttman and Emerson Ammirata.

Guttman is a member of all seven academic honor societies at West Islip High School and serves on the leadership board for five of them. He uses his skills in graphic design to support a local charity that he has been working with for many years, in addition to his many other philanthropic endeavors. Guttman will be attending High Point University, where he plans to study advertising, public relations and strategic communication with a double major in psychology.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Ammirata is an active member of the varsity cheerleading team and was previously part of the varsity gymnastics team. As a member of the West Islip Vocal Motion performance group, she sings and dances in musical productions both during and after school. Outside of school, she has long been involved in local gymnastics and dance programs. Ammirata is well-rounded and highly motivated, demonstrating a commitment to both her academic and extracurricular endeavors. Her academic preparedness, leadership skills and determination have made her successful. She has not yet decided on college but plans to study pre-law.


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