LIMESTONE — Thirty-three students from throughout Maine and beyond graduated from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics during commencement exercises on May 27.

The graduates include Daniel Alfonsetti, of Lewiston; Madison Allen, of Winthrop; Sadie Allen, of Camden; Alyssa Arminan and Garrett Barb, both of Augusta; Peng Cheng, of Ashland; Matthew Cox, of New Limerick; Sierra Dann, of Hiram; Nathaniel Ferguson, of Limerick; Anthony Fiori, of Farmington; Parrish Garver, of Owls Head; Nathaniel Gere, of Kennebunkport; Kiana Goodwin, of Beaver Cove; Irja Hepler, of Orono; Luisa Hetzler, of Windham; Marsden Jacques, of Lewiston; Allison Johnson, of Winthrop; Padraig Keith-Hardy, of Georgetown; Hui Kennedy, of Waldoboro; Christopher Maloney, of Augusta; Kendal Millard, of Cornish; Michael Nichols, of South Portland; Peter Nielsen, of Manchester; Harrison Pearce, of Farmingdale; Rachel Pike, of Jay; Trilok Polavaram, of Bangor; Victor So, of Lewiston; Ian Sonderman, of Oakfield; Henry Terhune, of Waterville; Bridget Tompson, of Freeport; Emmanuel Tung, of Thomaston; Caleb Wallace, of Northport; and Lu Zhou, of Peoples Republic of China.

The keynote speaker was Dr. James Page, chancellor of the University of Maine System, was keynote speaker. He encouraged students to forge ahead with their education but always remember the spirit of public service. Rachel Pike, who recollected to the class how their MSSM journey began and the steps taken, some easy, some difficult, to arrive at this memorable day, was the student speaker.

Students received approximately $540,000 in scholarships. The class of 2017 plan to attend the following institutions: (* more than one student): Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Boston University, University of Maryland, College Park, Emory University, University of Maine*, Champlain College, Wittenberg University, Colby College*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute*, University of Maine at Farmington, New College of Florida, SUNY Korea, Allegheny College, University of Massachusetts Amhearst, Swarthmore College, University of New England*, Rochester Institute of Technology.