Wescott Junior High has had several students receive honorable mention for their participation in the Maine Math, Science, and Engineering Talent Search program this year.

These students were invited to attend the Honor Day celebration last Tuesday at the University of Maine at Orono. Many of the students attended the Honor Day with their parents and came back with good reviews of the day and what UMO has to offer students in engineering. The talent search program annually offers one or two scholarships to attend UMO based on a student’s participation and success in the program. The talent search program is sponsored by the University of Maine’s Pulp and Paper Foundation.

The students from Westbrook who were recognized were Grace

Arsenault, Ashlyn Bourgeois, Mychal Ferrante, Thomas Lemay, Jenna Rodrigues, TJ Pitas, Jonathan Saltz, Amber Sheffield, Kathryn Walsh, Nick Harmon, Ben Grubb, Kevin Hook, Chris Geary, Austin Watts, Dakin Camp, and Shea Bainbridge. These students span the grades from fourth- through eighth-grades and competed with students across the state. This year there were over 3,000 participants.

One of the parents who attended the Honor Day celebration, Mark Harmon, said he credits the general success of Westbrook students in the program to Gifted and Talented Math Teacher Nola Urban. “We’re lucky to have her,” said Harmon.


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