Meet Four BioME Middle School Scholarship Recipients

BioME funds four scholarships for middle schoolers to attend the Maine School of Science and Mathematics summer camp

We are excited to announce that Bioscience Association of Maine is awarding four scholarships to Maine middle school students. These enthusiastic students will attend a 1-week-long summer science camp at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM). All 4 awardees attend a school that participated in ME Bioscience Day 2021. The goal of the MSSM Summer Science Camp Scholarship and ME Bioscience Day is to get students excited about science, while also bringing awareness to the career opportunities within Maine life sciences industry.

Meet Four Future Scientists: MSSM Science Camp Scholarship Recipients

Ronyn Cox

Ronyn will be an 8 th grader at Molly Ockett Middle School in September 2022. When he grows up, he wants to be a marine biologist to help all marine life. He’s always cared about sharks and likes collecting ocean creatures at the shoreline. He has always loved space and the stars and really likes strategy games. Outside of school he enjoys volleyball, soccer, swimming, skiing and computer games. His dog’s name is Bodie and he has freckled ears and makes silly faces.

Campbell Kennedy

Campbell will be an 8th grader at Greely Middle School this year.  She has loved math and science her whole life.   Her passions are science, math, art, and spending time with family and friends. She is a proud big sister of soon to be three year old Molly. She aspires to have a career in STEM, and her favorite food is pizza. She is looking forward to and sincerely appreciates this opportunity to attend this camp.

Violet Meyer

Violet will be a 7 th grader at Falmouth Middle School this year. Her favorite subject in school is science and she especially loves learning about nature, birds and the environment. She’s also interested in computer science and learning how codes work and how to create them. Outside of school, she plays soccer, basketball and softball, and loves to read and spend time with her friends, sisters and brothers.

Greyson Walker

Greyson will be a 7 th grader at Lincoln Middle School in Portland this year. In science, he enjoys studying microscopic organisms under his microscope and would like to better understand the make up of things. He likes acting, reading, and researching different types of ancient mythology. He is in band and plays the drums. Outside of school, Greyson likes to go swimming, bike ride and play basketball.

About MSSM

MSSM is a specialized school located in Limestone, Maine. Their Summer Camp program provides middle schoolers an opportunity to continue their education, discover new opportunities, and inspire their academic journey. Students attend camp with like-minded peers, and are guided by a dedicated faculty who share their passion for STEM. MSSM inspires young minds to pursue their favorite subjects through innovative and interactive classes and outdoor activities.

About ME Bioscience Day

ME Bioscience Day is a statewide event that focuses on educating Maine’s youth about different career paths and opportunities within the life sciences industry in Maine. Typically, professionals in these fields volunteer to visit local middle school classrooms to talk with students about their career in science, their daily tasks, and the opportunities that are available in such careers. In 2021, ME Bioscience Day was held virtually, allowing us to expand our reach to over 7,250 students from 52 middle schools across Maine. Students that attended any of these 52 schools were eligible to apply for the MSSM Summer Science Camp Scholarship.

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