FY17 School Budget Meetings

The Bangor School Committee has the following meetings scheduled to develop the FY17 budget: Wednesday, April 20th at 5:15 p.m. – City Council Workshop Monday, May 9th at 7:30 p.m. – City Council First Reading Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 p.m. – City Council Second Reading Tuesday, June 14th – Budget Validation Referendum Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall and are open to the public.

BHS Students Win Medals at SkillsUSA

Seniors Pierre-Luc Bouchard and Brandon Hustus earned Gold Medals in their respective categories at the SkillsUSA competition held Friday, March 4 at United Technologies Center. Gold Medalists from each state are able to move on the national SkillsUSA competition held during the summer. Pierre claimed top honors in the Job Skills Demonstration category for a Hydroponics project developed in the Horticulture Program. Brandon was part of the winning team in the Interactive Applications and Video Game Design category. Senior Corbin

BHS Repeats as Maine Regional Science Bowl Champions

The BHS Science Bowl Team won the 2016 Maine Regional High School Science Bowl held at USM on Saturday, February 28, a feat they also accomplished in 2015. Team coach Cary James led a veteran squad composed of seniors Tyler DeFroscia, Isaac Robinson, Paige Brown and Conor Thompson and sophomore David Rubin. The BHS Science Bowl is undefeated in its previous 16 competitions and now prepares for an all-expenses paid trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C. this May. Team coach Cary

BHS Senior Paige Brown Earns 1st Place, $150,000 Award at Intel STS

Paige Brown traveled to the final round of the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition in Washington, D.C. on March 15 and left the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search awards ceremony with the First Place Medal of Distinction in Global Good– and a $150,000 cash award from Intel. The Global Good category rewards finalists who demonstrate great scientific potential through their passion to make a difference. Page’s project, Identifying and Remediating the Sources of Pollution in Impaired Bangor Streams, is the result of research

BHS and UMaine STEM Collaboration Featured in National Engineering Publication

The collaboration between the BHS STEM Academy and the University of Maine is the subject of an article in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE-USA) latest publication, InSight. The IEEE is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology. Award-winning freelance writer Helen Horowitz states that “‘awesome’ is an apt description for the STEM literacy program that is part of a unique, hands-on collaboration between the University of Maine and Bangor High School.” Read the article

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