St. Michael School junior high students competed recenlty in the Maine Science Olympiad at the University of Southern Maine. Six middle school teams competed, two from St. Michael School, one from Waynflete, Medomak, Glenburn and Falmouth). The team was led by eighth-grade teacher Mary Dionne with Maria Beaudoin as assistant, according to a news release from the school.

“This was our first year with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Club, so competing in the Maine Science Olympiad, we were unsure what to expect” said Denise Levesque, marketing drector at the St. Michael School, in the release. “Our students rocked the competition and we couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of them.” St. Michael School came in fifth place overall.

FIRST PLACE

• Elastic Glider Launcher: Reed Hopkins and Ian Bowers

• Disease Detectives: Joki Hagen Wallace and Patrick Flanigan

• Entomology: Brendan Thompson and Joki Hagen Wallace

• Simple Machine: Ricky Mulle and Timothy Flannery

SECOND PLACE

• Bridge Building: Andrew Dionne and Timothy Flannery

• Experimental Design: Patrick Flanigan and Joki Hagen Wallace

• Wheeled Vehicle: Joshua Hoffman and Nina Boudreau

THIRD PLACE

• Fossils: Leah Allee and Jake Williams


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