To earn his Eagle Scout designation, this summer Connor St. Peter (’21) worked on the construction of a new Observatory at the Francis Malcolm Science Center in Easton, Maine.
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.
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.
The 2021 Aroostook League Championship Track and Field meet was held at Caribou High School on Friday, May 21st despite the threat of thunderstorms, we managed to outlast the weather. The MSSM boys team finished 3rd overall out of seven schools. The small but mighty girls team placed 4th out of six teams. The top six students place in each event and score points
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.
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.”
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!
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.
On Saturday, May 1, MSSM competed in the 2021 Aroostook League Meet at the Presque Isle Johnson Athletic Complex. Though cold and windy, MSSM did well. Kat White earned first place in girls' shot put and Connor St. Peter earned 2nd place in boys' discus. Overall both the boys and girls finished in 3rd place. The boys ended with 53 points and the girls with 70.
The Spring 2021 YMCA Maine Youth and Government program wrapped up this past weekend (April 9, 10, 11). This year’s session, historically unique, occurred via videoconference, as pandemic restrictions prevented Maine high schoolers from gathering at the Maine State Capitol in Augusta for the model state program.
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts is proud to host the 2021 Virtual NCSSS Student Research Conference (free April 10, 2021).
The MSSM Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Lydian Frost and Connor St. Peter have been named the Aroostook County 2021 Scholar Athletes for their accomplishments in the classroom and on the athletic fields.
Our Starship Trooper
I’ve never seen his armor. When he drops
and lands among the mudfoot, we who trudge,
our heads like helmets, our hearts in shells,
our smiles, when seen, glinting, metallic
Three MSSM students participated in the Aroostook League Championship Classical and Freestyle Pursuit at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle on Wednesday, March 10th and in Fort Kent on Thursday, March 11th. For team scores, MSSM earned 179 points for the girls’ team and 360 for the boys.
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.”
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.
On a bright Saturday afternoon, some students elected to get on skis and enjoy the snow and sunshine. Some are experienced Nordic skiers, others were not. Nonetheless it was a great afternoon to be outside. The next varsity race will be on Tuesday, February 23 rd at Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle.
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.
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.
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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