Mineola students selected for problem solving

Mineola’s sixth-grader William Massaro and freshman Deanna Polosino were participate in the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted & Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury. (Photo courtesy Mineola Union Free School District)

Two students from Mineola Union Free School District are among only 85 chosen islandwide to participate in the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted & Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury. The district congratulates sixth-grader William Massaro and freshman Deanna Polosino on being selected for this prestigious and rigorous program.

William and Deanna will spend a total of 20 Saturday mornings – more than 50 classroom hours – tackling mathematical areas such as algebra, geometry, discrete math and number theory. The program focuses on problem-solving skills and challenging students beyond their typical course of study.

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