John Bapst wins state math meet

Posted April 13, 2010, at 8:03 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — John Bapst Memorial High School earned first place among Division C schools at the 34th annual state math meet at the Bangor Auditorium on April 6. Approximately 1,000 students from all corners of the state competed from 96 high schools.

Each school sends its 10 strongest math team members to the state competition. John Bapst senior Lucas Hubbard from Holden was the third-highest scoring senior across all divisions, according to Lynn Doughty, director of development at the school. He missed a perfect score by one problem despite staying up late to watch the final NCAA championship game between Duke and Butler the night before. “I recently decided to attend Duke in the fall,” said Hubbard. “I had to cheer my team on, but the game ran really late. I felt fine in the morning. I was really proud of my score.”

Both Hubbard and fellow senior Anna Carmack from Veazie have participated on the John Bapst math team the past four years, serving this year as captains. Brendan Murphy coaches the team, and Ashley Smith serves as assistant coach. Murphy lauded their efforts. “Anna and Lucas have been just phenomenal. In fact, we had a team of 10 really strong kids, and everyone had a good day.” Carmack’s sisters Adrienne and Mary were among those other team members. Mary was the fifth-highest scorer of sophomores and Adrienne was the second-highest scoring freshman.

John Bapst’s winning team members are: Hubbard, the Carmack sisters, Maggie Bryan of Holden, Ian Szydlo of Glenburn, Thomas Easton of Dixmont, Becky Musgrave of Bangor, Omar Khan of Glenburn and Sarah Vankirk of Veazie.

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