Two Middle School Students Qualify

Two Sayville Middle School Students Qualify for Prestigious Math Program


Last spring, Sayville SEED teacher Mrs. Cindy Dwyer encouraged several of her Middle School students to participate in the Institute for Creative Problem Solving, a math program for gifted students held at SUNY College Old Westbur on Saturdays.  As part of the application process, students were required to take a test onsite at Old Westbury campus.  “Among the 850 students tested on Long Island,” Mrs. Dwyer explained, “only 75 made it into the program, including two of the Sayville students I had recommended: Sayville Sixth-grader Matthew Tomko and Sayville Seventh-grader Lara Hirsch."


Matt and Lara have joined the other 73 participants for 60 hours of class time (over twenty Saturday mornings) and will explore mathematical topics from algebra, geometry and number theory not usually covered in standard courses.


Matt and Lara will be gaining a variety of problem-solving skills and strategies. Sharing in the enthusiasm of mathematic problem-solving with other like-minded students, our amazing Sayville Middle School students will sharpen their mathematical intuitive acumen in a thrilling environment of ideas and discoveries.


Congratulations, Matt and Lara, for earning your spots in this prestigious program!