They Do the Math 

Hundreds of high school students put pencil to paper today – it’s math meet time.In our part of the state, 31 teams from 18 high schools gathered at Bangor High School for the Eastern Maine Regional Math Contest.It’s the last meet of the year, and we hear the questions are tough.Joshua Scripture has been the captain of the Bangor Red Team – one of the top teams in the state.As a senior, this is his last math meet ever. He says that means it’s a bittersweet competition.”I look back at all the great memories I have,” Scripture says. “These math meets may seem kind of weird for some people – that math meets would be fun – but it’s a blast for a lot of people.”He says along with hanging out with his friends, he likes the chance to tackle truly challenging problems you just don’t see in class.