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Math Honor Society & Science Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The goals of the Math Honor Society and Science Honor Society are to support, challenge and inspire students by providing enrichment opportunities for its members.

On May 16, approximately 65 Sleepy Hollow High School juniors were inducted to both societies during a special ceremony. The inductees have maintained an unweighted average of 85 or higher in their math and/or science classes and most students have already fulfilled the minimum requirements for graduation.

Students received a certificate and candle that symbolized knowledge as they were inducted into the organizations.

A special guest at the ceremony was Professor Moshe Cohen, a graduate of the class of 2000. Professor Cohen went on to Binghamton University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He then received a master’s degree, and Ph. D in Mathematics from  Louisiana State University. Professor Cohen conducted a postdoctoral research fellowship in Israel and is currently an Assistant Professor at Vassar College. He will begin a career at SUNY New Paltz in the fall.

He said that math and science are human endeavors as he offered this advice. “Get to know your teachers, master the art of communication and find and build community.” He also told the students, “Figure out what ideas are really important and take them outside the classroom.”

Throughout the school year, both Math and Science Honor Society students have been involved with peer tutoring for students from first grade through high school. They have volunteered at The Family science and Math Nights with the younger students.

Science Department Chair, Jason Choi and Math Department Chair, Jennifer Walsh are the advisors for each honor society.