The Bethpage School District is proud to announce that Bethpage High School scholars Daniyal Khambati, Laasya Marada and Ankur Raghavan were accepted to the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted & Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury. They are among 85 students throughout Long Island who will pursue the study of mathematics and its applications.
To qualify for this honor, the students the institute selected for its three divisions competed against approximately 450 of the top-ranking students recommended by educators from public and private schools on Long Island. Selection by the institute implies that a student is among the top one-tenth of 1 percent in math of all students on Long Island in his or her grade. Acceptances were based on four criteria: school transcript, teacher
recommendation, a brief statement written by the student and a rigorous entrance exam.
Each student will spend a total of 50 hours in classes during the course of 20 Saturday mornings. The curriculum covers mathematical topics from algebra, geometry, discrete math and number theory, in addition to topics not included in the standard courses of study. These topics include problem-solving applied to probability, theory of finite differences, science applications and mass point geometry.
The district congratulates Khambati, Marada and Raghavan on being accepted to SUNY College at Old Westbury’s prestigious math institute.
—Submitted by the Bethpage Union Free School District