Three students from Mineola High School are among only 85 chosen
Island-wide to participate in the Institute of Creative Problem Solving
for Gifted & Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury.
Congratulations to Alexander Baker, Natalie Laszewski and Ishan Lohiya
on their selection for this prestigious program. To qualify for this
honor, students competed against hundreds of the top ranking students
across Long Island. Acceptances were based on school transcript, teacher
recommendations, a brief statement written by the student and a
rigorous entrance exam. Alexander, Natalie and Ishan will spend a total
of 20 Saturday mornings – more than 50 classroom hours - tackling
mathematical areas such as algebra, geometry, discrete math and number
theory. The program focuses on problem solving skills and challenging
students beyond their typical course of study. The course is
tuition-free to the 85 selected students and runs through March.