The new members of the high school's Math Honor Society.
The new members of the high school's Math Honor Society. 

Math Honor Society Ranks Swell with 52 New Members

january 17, 2023

Huntington High School’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, the national Math Honor Society inducted 52 new members during a ceremony last week before a crowd of parents and school officials.

The ceremony marked the 26th annual induction since the founding of Huntington’s Nathan Hale chapter of Mu Alpha Theta.

To be eligible for membership in the society students must be enrolled in a math class higher than Algebra 2 (such as pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus, Introduction to Statistics, AP Statistics) and have a minimum unweighted grade average of 85 in Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 2.

The organization is led by an executive board consisting of Cecilia Kye (president), Erin Scanlon (vice president), Aislyn Franciscovich (secretary), Evan Spagnoletti (treasurer) and Nikolai Seferian (tutoring coordinator). Teachers Monica Racz and Jordan Schessler are the faculty advisors.

The new inductees include Michael Ambrozy, Anthony Annunziata, Melvin Avelar-Romero, Kathryn Barba, Kayleigh Bender, Emely Cruz, Ashton Davies, Rylee Davis, Deanna Elvir, Katherine Estrada, Andrew Ganley, Natalie Garcia, Thomas Girimonti, Emma Glascock, Charlotte Gordon, Ethan Goleski, Emma Hannigan, Dylan Hayden, Cristel Hernandez, Jada Joseph, Marley Joseph, Sophia Kaloudis, Ella Kamenstein, Patrick Knieriem, Samantha Koepele, Sophia Lange, Shaina Linker, Hillel Linker, Jennier Lopez Del Cid and Jessica Maixner.

Charlotte Gordon and Sophia Kaloudis following the induction ceremony (1)
Charlotte Gordon and Sophia Kaloudis following the induction ceremony

The Math Honor Society’s newest members also include Andrea Mani-Munoz, Mary Marinello, Jannel Marroquin, Ruby Meidenman, Riley Murtagh, Chloe Northrop, Ella O’Heir, Neurdia Osias, Jordana Paniccia, Kimberly Panameno, Brooke Parks, Olivia Polinsky, Reese Rinaldi, Sol Rodriguez, Chelsea Romero, Jack Ruthkowski, Nicholas Sclafani, Hannah Song, Eli Soric, Kaylee Splendorio, Karla Velasquez-Umanzor and Angel Villatoro.

A string quartet consisting of Liva Camarata, Shaina Linker, Andrea Mani-Munoz and Charles Siepel entertained the crowd as it filed into the high school auditorium and took its seats.

Huntington alum Bryan Wong was the night’s guest speaker. He is pursuing a mathematics major at Stony Brook University. Department Director Teresa Grossane also addressed the crowd as did the two faculty advisors and each of the officers.

The crowd included Superintendent James W. Polansky, Principal Brenden Cusack and Assistant Principals Jully Williams and Gamal Smith.

The evening wrapped up with a small reception in the main lobby outside the auditorium.