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Jeff Candura

The MSSM Foundation helps to ensure the long-term success of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics by enhancing course offerings, professional development, special projects, and providing financial aid to families. We see a bright future for meeting our goals as we are pleased to announce that Jeff Candura has been hired as our new Director of the Foundation.

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Graduation 2021-06-02 at 9.09.11 AM

On Saturday, May 29 th , twenty-two students from the Maine School of Mathematics received their diplomas and became the first graduates to celebrate their achievements at the school before the COVID pandemic began. The ceremony marked the first time a graduating class celebrated commencement on the MSSM campus since 2019.

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Vealy Lai, a junior from Winthrop, was named one of two Maine National Cyber Scholars after winning a competition designed to

Vealy Lai, a junior from Winthrop, was named one of two Maine National Cyber Scholars after winning a competition designed to test cyber threat prevention. There were 30,000 students competing nationally for the program run by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation. The first round narrowed the field to 5,000 students and then only 600 were named as National Cyber Scholars. Vealy wins not only a $2,500 scholarship, but also an invitation to attend the Cyber Foundations Academy multi-week training course. The other winner from Maine is a student at Freeport High School.

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On Tuesday, May 18th, Mark Tasker, Chair of the MSSM Social Studies/World Languages Department, and two students called into Maine Public radio to discuss their submission to the U.S. Mint for a one-dollar coin highlighting Maine. The program was started in 2019 and features a “state-specific innovation and/or innovator in the field of science.”

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Le club français gathered one last time for this academic year to enjoy one another’s company and some well-deserved snacks.

Le club français gathered one last time for this academic year to enjoy one another’s company and some well-deserved snacks. We elected next year’s officers, and are already looking forward a fun year in 2021-2022. Much gratitude to the club officers this year who organized a variety of successful club events despite a pandemic year. La vie est bonne!

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Key Club standing behind all the trash they picked up form the town of Limestone

On Saturday, May 8th, the MSSM Key Club sponsored a walk around Limestone picking up trash. Many other penguins joined in and 5 groups walked all around the town for a few hours ending with a free lemonade stand back at the school. In the end, over 20 bags of garbage were picked up and some other large trash items too. A big thanks to a new local restaurant B-52 for donating pizzas when the students were done.

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Maine State Board of Education

Greyson Orne ('22) has been selected as one of two student members on the Maine State Board of Education. The board advises the Commissioner of Education in Maine’s education laws and policies. Orne, from Camden, said, “I'm honored to have been selected by Governor Mills to be selected for this position, and I'm excited to represent the students of Maine's second district.”

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2021 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is investing $42.3 million to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities nationwide. In Maine, four educational organizations will receive a total of $3,578,754. Rural areas are seeing higher infection and death rates related to COVID-19 due to several factors, including a much higher percentage of underlying conditions, difficulty accessing medical care, and lack of health insurance.

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Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year

In celebration of Chinese New Year, MSSM students, with supervision from Ms. Jeskey, prepared a delicious lunch including pho, dumplings and pancakes. Staff and students stopped by to taste some authentic Asian food. The dining hall staff also got the opportunity to enjoy it too. It was a wonderful day.

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MSSM Nordic Skiers

On Tuesday, February 9th, three MSSM Nordic Skiers participated in the Caribou High School Classic 5km Nordic Ski meet for Aroostook County. The skiers were Connor St. Peter, Justin Pelletier, and Kat White. The next two events will be on Feb, 16th at the Madawaska Four Seasons Trail with Freestyle Sprints and then on Feb. 23rd at the Nordic Heritage Village in Presque Isle with a classic 5km.

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Thomas Cup

On January 30th, 2021, four MSSM students won first place in the 6th annual Thomas Cup held virtually, but sponsored by Thomas College in Waterville. Competing against 51 other teams from all around Maine in various challenges in technology the MSSM team won a ten-thousand-dollar scholarship.

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