Huntington High School’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, the national Math Honor Society inducted 70 new members during a virtual ceremony necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students who have successfully completed Algebra II were invited to apply for membership. To be eligible for induction into the society students must be enrolled in a math class higher than Algebra 2 (such as pre-Calculus, AP Calculus or AP Statistics) and have a minimum average of 85 in all high school math courses.
The new inductees include Cristian Avelar-Romero, Tyler Basil, Madelyn Bavaro, Matthew Beasley, Aidan Bender, Fiorella Benitez, Sarah Berry, Katie Browne, Johanna Campos-Moreira, Teddi Carnesi, Cassidy Casabona, Jazlyn Chapas-Oliva, Charlotte Cheshire, John Chirico, Caelan Clayton, Morgan Colleuori, Olivia Conte, Alec Cordeiro, Kianna Criscuola, Rachel Deegan, Jennifer Escobar, Isabella Famiglietti, Erik Flores Reyes, Alexander Frawley, Juliana Friebolin, Charles Girimonti, Bianca Gomez, Kemberlin Hernandez Veliz, Lauren Holly, Brianna Isaza, Alexa Kaloudis, Jasjeet Kaur, Shannon Kehoe, Paul Knieriem, Jack Kurathowski, Alexandra Kustera and Matthew Lange.
The Math Honor Society’s newest members also include Adrianna LoScalzo, Jillian LoTurco, Christopher Maichin, Victoria Mangan, Sofia Marchetta, John Marziliano, Grace McCallion, Aidan McNulty, Margo Nitekman, Jorge Parada Cisneros, Gemma Pellegrini, Tallulah Pitti, Emily Plachta, Ryan Porzio, Ainsley Proctor, Allison Quinn, Max Rentsch, Luke Rinaldi, Emily Roberts, Mary Grace Rorke, Chloe Schiman, Dylan Schnitzer, Joseph Sclafani, Abigail Simon, Charlotte Simon, Robert Smith, Henry Stein, Teddy Tiliakos, Henry Vohs, Shane Walsh, William Weber, Erin Ye and Richard Zboray.
“We are beyond proud of the group, as they continue to demonstrate fortitude, perseverance and resilience during a particularly challenging period, both locally and globally,” Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “The mathematical skills that inductees continue to develop and master will benefit them not only through the remainder of their high school careers, but in post-secondary academia and beyond. They are shining examples of how math is accessible for all; it not about ability, but confidence! On behalf of all in Huntington, I share my sincerest congratulations with them and their families.”
The organization is led an executive board consisting of Bryan Wong (president), Valerie Rogel (vice president), Ella Siepel (secretary), Samir Rathore (treasurer), Julie Rogel (tutoring coordinator) and Mackenzie Madison (fundraising coordinator). Teachers Monica Racz and Jordan Schessler are the faculty advisors.
The ceremony marked the 24th annual induction since the founding of Huntington’s Nathan Hale chapter of Mu Alpha Theta.
To view the virtual ceremony, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11yePdi51jVI3rEjUchNQ6Axu7SpWaG7Z/view?ts=603937e2