Middle School Math Mavens

Two Long Beach Middle School eighth-graders were named Long Island Young Scholars of Mathematics. Maya Arengo and Uma Arengo are among only 86 students selected for this honor out of all students on Long Island. They have earned acceptance to the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Up against approximately 600 of the top math students on Long Island, Maya and Uma were distinguished based on their school transcripts, teacher recommendations, brief self-written statements and results on a rigorous entrance exam. Their acceptance to the Institute indicates that they are within the top one-tenth of one percent in math of all students on Long Island in their grade.

Maya and Uma will attend Saturday morning classes that will cover advanced topics in mathematics. In addition to this involvement, both students are members of the middle school’s Math Club and have competed in Math Olympiad and Math Counts events in previous years.