The Maine School of Science and Mathematics Math Team, front from left, includes Emmanuel Nsadha, math teacher, standing next to seated Charley Reischer, Gabe Austin, Lochlan O’Connor and Ari Anghel. Standing in back from left are Dr. Henry Kavle, math teacher; Quinn Smith, Graham Reichert, Thomas Nonken, Rye Hughes, Asher Labbe, Quinn Daly, Elizabeth Rethman and Vanda Madore, math teacher. MSSM photo

LIMESTONE — Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Maine’s only magnet high school and one of the few public boarding schools in the country, took first place at the 45th annual Maine State Math Meet on April 2 at the Augusta Civic Center.

The meet brings the top math students from around Maine to competitively demonstrate their understanding of challenging math concepts. After obtaining the highest total score in the state during the five regular math meets, MSSM’s Ivory team entered the state meet with high expectations.

The math team consists of 10 students: Ari Anghel, a sophomore from Windham; Gabe Austin, a senior from Belfast; Quinn Daly, a junior from South Portland; Rye Hughes, a senior from Topsham; Asher Labbe, a senior from Rome; Graham Reichert, a sophomore from Cumberland Foreside; Elizabeth Rethman, a senior from Newcastle; Thomas Nonken, a sophomore from Limestone; Charley Reischer, a senior from Fort Kent; Lochlan O’Connor, a junior from Hallowell; and Quinn Smith, a senior from Van Buren as the alternate, according to a news release from Ryan McDonald with MSSM.

Individual awards include: Charley Reischer with the Skip Gates Bowl, Gabriel Austin tied for fourth place among seniors, Rye Hughes placed ninth overall, and Lochlan O’Connor tied for third among juniors.


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