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Maine Students Compete in “Brain Bee” 

Students from across our area tested their knowledge about the human brain in Machias Tuesday.

The Maine Regional Brain Bee Competition was open to eighth through twelfth graders from Eastern and Central Maine.

The day began with hands-on activities focusing on the five senses, reflexes and illusions.

Then the bee got underway…similar to a spelling bee but with questions about the brain and nervous system.

It covered topics like memory, emotions and brain disorders.

“Well one of the things we were wanting to do is increase awareness about how important science is, psychology, behavioral science, any of the allied health fields. So depending on what you want to do, this is a really good grounding and it also lets you see what the possibilities are,” said Dr. Lois-Ann Kuntz, a professor at UMM.

Coming in first place was Sarah Eaton of Narraguagus High School in Harrington.

She’ll move on to the national Brain Bee in Maryland next spring.