Oldfield Middle School Student is Prepared for the Future

Oldfield Middle School Student is Prepared for the Future photo
Oldfield Middle School seventh grader Caleb Kapen was accepted into the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students, and began attending this fall. While 600 students were nominated, only 90 were selected for the program—making Kapen a part of the top one percent of math students Island-wide. As of December, he is almost finished with this prestigious program.

“It’s provided a good challenge for me,” said Kapen, “I think it’s definitely preparing me for the future.”

Once finished with the program, Kapen will have spent a total of 50 hours over 20 Saturday mornings studying an extensive mathematics curriculum.

This tuition-free institute is supported by SUNY College at Old Westbury, the Suffolk and Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Associations, the Nassau Interscholastic Mathematics League, and others.