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DHS and PHS ‘Mathletes’ Honored

Two outstanding math students, Asa Tussing from Deering High School and Caden Hemond from Portland High School, were recognized by Interim Co-Superintendents Melea Nalli and Aaron Townsend and the Board of Public Education at the Board’s June 20 meeting.  The remarks by the co-superintendents were as follows:

We want to start by commending Deering High School tenth-grader Asa Tussing for his exceptional math skills. Asa is involved with several clubs at Deering, including the DHS Math Club, and has received top accolades at various competitions throughout the region. For example, Asa placed second at the Maine State Math Meet earlier this year. He also achieved first place in the Pi-Cone South Math League, securing the highest overall score after competing in 5 regional math meets. As a member of the elite Maine State Math Team, Asa also competed at the national American Regions Mathematics League contest on June 2 and 3, a challenging national competition. Asa is not only a great student but we understand he is also a wonderful friend to many and role model at Deering. Congratulations, Asa! 

 We also want to shout out school board student representative and Portland High School junior Caden Hemond for being an outstanding student overall and incredibly talented at math. He just completed his junior year taking AP Calculus BC, the highest math class offered by the district. For the regular math meet season, Caden's consistently high scores helped the PHS Math Team win second place in their division. At the Maine State Math Meet held in April, Caden had the 14th highest score of all juniors in the state. He also was selected for the elite Maine State Math Team that competed in the American Regions Mathematics League contest on June 2 and 3, a challenging national competition.

Congratulations to Asa and Caden and their peers who are math leaders in the state!