Congratulations to fifth grader, William Shih, on being named a “Long Island Young Scholar of Mathematics” and being selected to participate in The Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students. The Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students is one of the most competitive programs in the nation. Each year approximately 700 Long Island students compete for 84 available spots. According to the Institute, “Selection by the Institute implies that a student is among the top one-tenth of one percent of all students in mathematics on Long Island in his or her grade.”
The Institute is tuition free and its goal is to further cultivate the problem solving skills of exceptionally talented students using advanced mathematics and creative thinking. William will work with other exceptional math students across Long Island over 20 Saturdays at The State University of New York College at Old Westbury.