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Portland’s Baxter Academy Students Win Thomas Cup 2022 MacKenzie Riley Young | March 19, 2022

WATERVILLE, MAINE, March 2022 — More than 100 Maine high school students gathered for an overnight IT and innovation competition, the Thomas Cup, last night, Friday, to this morning, Saturday, March 19.

The winners of this year’s Thomas Cup were “The Absolute Units” Christopher Kusturin, Joseph Poissant, Abel Mitchell, Michael Osgood, and Emmett Shea from Baxter Academy for Technology and Science. Announced this morning at Thomas College in Waterville. Photo of winning team linked here.

Each member of the winning team receives $10K scholarships to Thomas College. Second place winners earn $8K in scholarships and the third place team wins $6K.

Second place team was “Winswood” with students from with students from Winslow High School, Marshwood High School and Lawrence High School including Miles McIntire, Rylan Richards, Dom Morin, and Sara MacDougall. Third place team was “nineteen eighty-four” with Domonic Piconi, Michael Galvez, Theo Crocetti, Mateu Castell, and Garrett Neal of Watershed School.

The Thomas Cup is a free event for Maine high schoolers in which teams of five students compete in science, technology, engineering, and innovation competitions for the chance to win their names on the Thomas Cup and receive scholarships worth up to $10,000 over four years. Competition areas include cyber defense, esports, computer science, and crime scene analysis.

The event is proudly sponsored by Central Maine Power, Unum, WEX, Project Login, and AT&T.

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