Annual app winners announced

A Yarmouth student took second place in this year’s Maine App Challenge sponsored by Tyler Technologies, Inc. The contest challenges students to show off their skills and creativity by building a mobile application.

Frazier Dougherty of Yarmouth High School created Train ME 2, a workout app that allows users to create customizable exercise routines or choose from a database of workouts. The app is for all activity levels and allows users to track progress and set individual goals.

Yuliya Buturlia of Scarborough High School earned first place for creating ScheduleStorm, an app that allows students to schedule meetings with their teachers, and Ian Lajoie of Biddeford Regional Center for Technology took third place for Quick Work, an app that helps find information on how to troubleshoot problems with vehicles. The winners received $10,000 scholarships.

“The annual Maine App Challenge allows for students to explore the world of software design and development in a creative and fun way,” said Chris Hepburn, president of Tyler’s Enterprise Group. “We hope that this contest inspires future technology professionals in the great state of Maine.”

Dollars for scholars


A recent Cheverus High School graduate who is eying a career in medicine was awarded a Lila Grace Sullivan Amirault Scholarship and will receive $5,000 to put towards college tuition.

Michael Moseley of Portland is a lifeguard and also volunteered at church Vacation Bible Schools. Moseley is a member as well of the Cheverus Key Club, which engages in different charitable activities.


Casco Bay High School received a $30,000 Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative grant to fund adventure Quests, the school’s annual senior and freshman outdoor program where weeklong kayak-centered trips are taken.

The recently launched Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative uses federal funding to provide Maine students with hands-on, outdoor learning experiences.