On Tuesday, April 8, ten talented mathletes (pronounced math leete) from St. Dom’s competed in the State Math Meet held at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. Teams from all over Maine competed and the competition was fierce. After the first three individual rounds (where students do math problems individually), St. Dom’s was tied for first place with Berwick Academy. Without the results of the remaining three individual rounds, the team raced quickly ahead in the two team rounds and the two relay rounds. The final score? St. Dom’s with 508 points, 58 points more than me second place team, and the highest accumulation ever by St. Dom’s in the history of Varsity Math Team. (St. Dom’s took first place in 1999, by only one point.) Besides Class D State Champions at the meet, St. Dom’s also took home a first place plaque for having the highest score for the regular season in Class D which consisted of 5 meets. The margin was 80 points over its nearest competitor in Class D, Lee Academy. This achievement was another first for St. Dom’s.

So, I’ll bet you’re wondering who these great mathletes are. They are: Mike Albert, Andrew Girouard (captain), Tressa Stafford (r.u. captain), and Tyler Turgeon for seniors. The juniors are Joe Bissonnette, Rachel Hudson, Josh Lewis, and Tim Williams. The sophomores are Dan Bouttenot and Becky Lewis. Of course these mathletes couldn’t have done so well without their great coaches, Mrs. Girouard and Mrs. Brush. Mrs. Girouard and Mrs. Brush were always willing to spend the time helping the team with the math.

There were other members of the team who could not go to the State Meet (because a team can only take ten), but they contributed, during the regular season. They were Corinne Finley (junior), Jake Albert (sophomore), David Chamberlain, Jamie Donahue, John Etheridge, Patrick Hudson, and Katie St. Pierre (all freshmen).

Congratulations to all the mathletes and coaches for a season well done.

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