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Attached image: L-R Sharon Campbell, Regional Representative for Senator Angus King and Phil Bosse, Regional Representative for Senator Susan Collins read an excerpt of the Senate Congressional Record and presented a copy to MSSM Executive Director Luke Shorty.

Limestone, ME, October 18, 2013 – The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) welcomed representatives from the offices of Senator Susan Collins and Senator Angus King during the school’s October 18-19 parent conference weekend.

Sharon Campbell, Regional Representative for Senator Angus King and Phil Bosse, Regional Representative for Senator Susan Collins were on the MSSM campus to present an official copy of the Senators’ recognition of the school in the Senate Congressional Record.

“MSSM is ecstatic to receive this level of recognition for the hard work and dedication that our students, faculty, and staff put in to making MSSM such a unique and wonderful academic resource for the state of Maine,” said MSSM Executive Director Luke Shorty.

Senator Collins submitted an official statement in the Congressional Record in May 2013 congratulating the school on placing thirteenth on the annual U.S.News and World Report public high school ranking.

“This award recognizes that MSSM students achieve at the highest level academically. MSSM is a top-performing school on State-required assessments, and staff at the school use assessments throughout the academic year as a tool for improving and customizing instruction”, said Senator Collins.

Senator King also congratulated the school on its success and acknowledged its importance within the state and Aroostook County. “In its 18 years of existence, MSSM has become a point of pride for the residents of Limestone and for the whole state of Maine,” said Senator King.

To read Senator Collins and Senator King’s statements regarding MSSM in the Senate Congressional Record visit: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-2013-05-14/pdf/CREC-2013-05-14-pt1-PgS3426-2.pdf.

To view MSSM’s ranking on the U.S.News and World Report visit: www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/maine/districts/me-sch-of-science–mathematics/maine-school-of-science–mathematics-8834.

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) is a tuition-free, public, residential high school that enrolls students from across the state and serves over 600 students each year through its academic and summer offerings. Opened in 1995, the school provides high school students a rigorous, student-centered curriculum that emphasizes the connections between math, science, and humanities, and culminates in opportunities for authentic research. MSSM’s summer camps inspire Maine middle school students to explore their passions for science, math, engineering, and technology. MSSM also provides professional development opportunities for educators.

In 2013, U.S.News and World Report ranked the Maine School of Science and Mathematics the best public high school in New England. For more information about MSSM, please visit the school’s website at www.mssm.org or contact (207)325-3303.