Falmouth High School has received an Honorable Mention Team Prize and $1,000 in the recent Moody’s Mega Math Challenge 2010. The Internet-based math competition is open to high school juniors and seniors living in the 18 states along the East Coast. The six finalists will make formal presentations at Moody’s Corporation headquarters in Manhattan on April 28.


Also at Falmouth High School, six students recently represented Maine at the National Real World Design Challenge annual engineering competition where students create solutions to a problem faced by leading industries. The Falmouth Aeronautical Aviators, Maine’s finalists, received an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete with teams from 25 states. The Falmouth team included juniors Eric Tierney, Jordan Stanhope, Sarah Abromson, Jacob Merson, Sam Walker and Zoe Kitchel. The winner was the state team from Kansas. For more information: realworlddesignchallenge.org.


Catherine McAuley High School students raised $2,264.50 to benefit The Good Shepherd Food Bank. The donation was collected from the school’s “Salvage Ball,” coordinated by junior Jolie Thomas, by encouraging students to contribute money that would have been spent on a new dress and accessories to benefit the hungry. McAuley’s Key Club also participated by donating a portion of its proceeds from the annual “Spirit Week” activities.


Gillian Foss and Shelby Bourgault, juniors at Old Orchard Beach High School, have won an essay contest sponsored by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. The award includes a week-long, all expenses paid, workshop in Washington, D.C.Foss and Bourgault will join more than 50 high school students from around the country on their June trip.


Two teams from the Portland middle schools placed in the top five at the state Mathcounts competition March 27 at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield. King Middle School’s team placed third and team member Evan Peaco, an eighth grader, placed third individually. He is one of four students who will represent Maine at the national competition at Disney World in May.

Other team members from King are Ava Koenigsberg, Maddie Logan and Ali Gorashi. Jackson Treadwell, also a King student, qualified for the state meet as an individual and placed 11th.Lincoln Middle School’s team placed fifth overall. Three Lincoln students placed in the top 10 individually: Jordan Roche, fifth place, Zachary Duperry, eighth place and Benjamin Barnes, ninth place. Joseph Healy is also on the team.


Three teams from Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth will represent Maine at an international problem-solving competition in Knoxville, Tenn. in May. The teams became eligible for Destination ImagiNation’s Global Finals after being named among the best in Maine at the state finals in Orono on April 10. There will be 17 teams competing from Maine at the competition. The three winning teams from Yarmouth are:

“The Flock,” a fifth grade team whose members are John Lane, Isabelle Murray, Carolyn Snow, John Thoma, Grant Tobias and Katie Waeldner.

“Pair-A-Dice,” a team of 8th-grade girls: Lily Daggett, Grace King, Emma Maierhofer, Maddy Maierhofer, Hannah Peters and Emma Peterson.

“Connect 7,” a team of 8th-grade girls: Ihila Lesnikova, Casey Austin, Gemma Shay, Olivia Shay, Taylor Morrison, Katie Overhaug and Hannah Elrick. More information on the program can be found at createme.org.


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