HS Boosts 2 Mathematical Scholars

HS Boosts 2 Mathematical Scholars photo
As a result of their dedication and high performance in mathematics, two students from the high school have each been named a Long Island Scholar of Mathematics.

Sophomore Mika Misawa and freshman Selene Tan were accepted into a special program by the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY Old Westbury.

The duo will join 85 students selected by the Institute out of approximately 500 top-ranking student applicants. Their placement was earned by the recommendations of math teacher Ellen Fraser, a written statement from each student and high scores on a rigorous entrance exam.

Students in the program attend 50 hours of instruction over the course of 20 Saturday mornings. The curriculum covers topics including algebra, geometry, discrete math and number theory.