West Hempstead High School seniors Cameron Phillips and Marisa Sheehan were both recently awarded with scholarships from the Long Island Mathematics Board. They received these distinctions with plans to major in mathematics college.
In order to qualify for these scholarships, students identified teachers that had the most influence on their study of mathematics and wrote essays that expressed their love of math.
Each student selected a current teacher at West Hempstead High School. Cameron highlighted Melissa Benson and Marisa featured Cathieann Rowland as the teachers that have provided inspiration to perform well in mathematics.
The presentation of the scholarships is scheduled to take place on March 15 at SUNY Old Westbury. The ceremony is held during the introductory ceremonies for the Long Island Mathematics Conference.
“Congratulations to both Cameron and Marisa as these scholarships help the two of them reach their goals of careers in mathematics,” said Principal James DeTommaso.