Hugh Cheung, a ninth-grader Kennedy High School, is among the 84 students this year selected as a Long Island Young Scholar of Mathematics.
This designation grants him acceptance into the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students to pursue mathematics and mathematical science applications.
“Hugh has been a tremendous asset to our classroom from the start of the school year,” said his math teacher Kerri Andree. “He brings great insight to our lessons and is constantly searching for a deeper understanding of mathematics. It is a pleasure to help guide a student, such as Hugh, that clearly enjoys and appreciates his education. He has a promising future in mathematics and we are all very proud of him and his accomplishments.”
The Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students is one of the most competitive programs in the nation. Selection by the institute implies that a student is among the top one-tenth of 1 percent of all students in mathematics on Long Island in their grade.