Locust Valley High School freshman Will Bodian has been accepted to the Institute for Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury. From 450 nominated top-ranking students across Long Island, Will is one of only 85 math scholars selected for this elite program. This means that Will is among the top one-tenth of 1% in math of all ninth graders on Long Island. His acceptance was based on his school transcript, teacher recommendation, a student-written statement and a rigorous entrance exam.
“He is a truly gifted and talented math student,” said high school counselor Faith Keenan. She said that Will is very deserving of acceptance into this prestigious institute.
Will can expect to spend 50 hours in classes over the course of 20 Saturdays, studying mathematics and its applications, including algebra, geometry, discrete math and number theory. The curriculum also includes topics not included in standard courses of study such as problem-solving applied to probability, theory of finite differences, science applications and mass point geometry.
Congratulations to Will on this outstanding achievement!