Math Scholar

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Long Beach Middle School eighth-grader Maya Kubiak has been recognized as a Long Island Young Scholar of Mathematics – a distinction that grants her acceptance to the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Maya is among 88 Long Island students selected out of approximately 600 entrants, based on their school transcripts, teacher recommendations, brief self-written statements and results on a rigorous entrance exam. She participated in Math Counts during her sixth- and seventh-grade years, and has also been involved in the middle school’s Math Club.

Beginning in September, when she enters the high school as a freshman, Maya will attend Saturday morning classes that will cover advanced topics in mathematics.