Two LVMS students have been named Long Island Young Scholars of Mathematics by the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students. The eighth-graders, Quin and Jack Ferrante, competed against 700 of the top-ranking students on Long Island and are among only 75 of those students to be recognized with this honor. Jack and Quin are among the top one-tenth of one percent in math for all eighth-graders on Long Island.

Criteria included a rigorous entrance exam, nomination, school transcripts, recommendation by the math teacher, and a brief statement written by the student. Jack and Quin are now accepted by the Institute, which is supported by SUNY College at Old Westbury, and will spend 60 hours in class and on related outside projects. They will have the distinct honor and advantage of learning advanced algebra, geometry, and number theory beyond what they would learn in their regular math classes. Selected science topics will also be covered.

“This is an outstanding achievement and an incredible opportunity for Jack and Quin,” said Locust Valley Middle School Principal H. Thomas Hogan. “We are extremely proud of them.”

Many graduates of the Institute have gone on to win prestigious national and international math, science, and engineering contests.

Congratulations to Jack and Quin on this outstanding achievement!