Scheck Hillel Students Inducted to National Math Honor Society
Congratulations to the 41 Scheck Hillel students who were inducted on Thursday into Mu Alpha Theta, the National Mathematics Honor Society, for the 2019-2020 school year. These students excel in math and share an appreciation for the importance of the field in careers and in life.
"In today's society, many students don't realize that what we learn in our math classes can help them excel in the outside world," shared Luba Fux ‘21 in her application. Liam Senker ‘21 reflected, “Participating in this group will be an opportunity for me to tap into my academic strength, step out of my comfort zone, and be a part of something new.”
To join the society, students followed an application process and had to meet the society’s eligibility requirements: completing a minimum of two years of high school math, and have an overall GPA of 3.0 and an overall math GPA of 3.5. The newly-inducted students will be required to remain in academic good standing and provide service to others and the chapter. As an honor society, Mu Alpha Theta expects its members to maintain the values of Derech Eretz - honorable character - at all times, and to uphold Scheck Hillel’s core values through service: Each member must complete at least 5 hours of peer tutoring per semester.
The purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is to stimulate interest in mathematics by providing public recognition of superior mathematical scholarship and by promoting various mathematical activities that foster the enjoyment of math.
Faculty Advisor: Erica Farago (Alumna), Math Department Chair: Jacqueline Kapnek
Officers: Frida Herdan & Victor Kameo (Co-Presidents), Jaime Bursztyn (Vice-President)