Huntington High School’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, the national Math Honor Society inducted 54 new members during a ceremony filled with time-honored traditions in the school auditorium.
To be eligible for membership in 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 Kelly Alfaro-Alvarez, Lena Annunziata, Matthew Basil, Stephanie Bermudez-Rivera, Alice Bradford, Alicia Brooks, Emily Cheshire, Natalie Ciccone, Livia D’Anna, Daniel Danziger, Mya Davis, Kyra DeSalvo, Mauricio Flores, Isabella Fodera, Aiden Franznick, Matthew Gennarelli, Craig Haas, Abigail Holmes, Catherine Jamison, Peyton Kalb, Paul Katigbak, Oskar Kilgour, Andrew Knowles, Ryan Knowles, Madelyn Kye, Patrick Langton and Baylie Larsen.
The Math Honor Society’s newest members also include Abigail Maichin, Shyann Maragh-Jean-Baptiste, Michael Mathews, Aedan McDonald, Joseph Mead, Gabriel Medina-Jaudes, Morgan Minicozzi, Max Mittleman, Ethan Mulroy, James Obermaier, John Panos, Luca Perna, Diya Rai-Gersappe, Eunice-Bonita Ramos, Julien Rentsch, Richardo Romero-Cisneros, Julia Segal, Lia Shechter, Alyssa Sorensen, Marissa Stafford, Lily Stein, Foster Sullivan, Jason Verville, Bryce Vitulli, Ryan Williams, Bryan Wong and Chaoham Yang.
“It was a pleasure to be present for the induction of such a large and mathematically talented group that collectively has not only done well in their math classes through the years, but also recognizes the inherent value in math to their future courses of study and potential career choices,” Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky said.
The continuing members of the chapter include Tyler Abedin, Matthew Baker, Katherine Burton, Henry Cartwright, Hadley Clayton, Anna Crockett, Nina Danseglio, Christiana DeLuca, Emma Farrell, Jack Farrell, Sara Frawley, Nathaniel Gamboa, Emma Grassi, Mathew Hearl, Ryan Hoffmann, John Langton, Meagan-Elise Malone, Candido Martinez, Annabella Matheus, Michael McCooey, Noah Morris, Haley Mortell, David Mosden, Jackson Pitti, Matthew Quinn, Katie Riley, Alex Rivera, Sam Roberts, Kaitlyn Sage, Arashdeep Singh, Casey Smith, Katherine Stock, Charles Sze, Melisa Torres, Erika Varady, Jenna Yabroudy and Graham Young.
The recent ceremony marked the 22nd annual induction since the founding of Huntington’s Nathan Hale chapter of Mu Alpha Theta. Huntington math teachers Monica Racz and Keith Mattis are the organization’s faculty advisors.
The group is led by executive board officers Katherine Stock (president), Jack Farrell (vice-president), Arashdeep Singh (treasurer), Charles Sze (secretary) and Jack Langton (tutoring coordinator). Each of the student leaders attended to various duties during the induction ceremony.
Huntington High School Class of 2014 remember Christian Jamison, who earned a bachelor’s degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology last spring, was the evening’s guest speaker.
An AP Scholar with Distinction, Mr. Jamison won the James LaBue Award as Suffolk’s top scholar football player as a senior. He was an All-State violinist and he also served as vice president of Huntington’s Latin club.
An All-County football player, Mr. Jamison notched 49 receptions for 784 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. Defensively, he recorded 38 tackles, 13 assists, six pass deflections, two interceptions, a quarterback sack and a tackle for a loss. He was also one of Long Island’s best lacrosse players, anchoring the Blue Devils’ defense and displaying an aggressive presence across the field.
The evening included performances by the Quadratics, a group of four talented Huntington High School strings musicians, including Diya Rai-Gersappe, Julien Rentsch, Kyle Perea and Grace Wildermuth. The chamber choir also performed, including spirited rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
The ceremony was followed by a reception in the auditorium lobby for students, parents and other family members, who casually socialized with one another and posed for photos.