FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne high school senior was named one of the top math students in Indiana.
Eric Baeza, a senior at South Side High School, was named Mr. Math by Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday morning. Baeza also received a $1,000 college scholarship.
Mr. and Miss Math and Science awards highlight students who show great achievement in STEM classes.
Baeza is a member of Key Club, table tennis club, National Honors Society, the soccer team and the speech and debate team. He is also the president of the math club and the math academic team.
Pence also announced Jasmine Kalia from Indianapolis as Miss. Math and Terre Haute’s Sabin Karki and Tingyue Cui as Mr. and Miss Science.
“Their accomplishments are certain to inspire others, and I have every confidence that the future of Indiana is bright in the hands of students like these,” said Pence.
The top math and science students in Indiana were nominated earlier this year. A panel of professionals selected the winners.
Today, we announced the 2016 Mr. and Miss Indiana Math and Science Award winners https://t.co/tFNvAMCxci
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) May 31, 2016