Maine Catholic School Students Win State Awards in Spelling, Hockey

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S to two Maine Catholic school students for winning top honors in spelling and hockey! 

Boys hockey: St. Dom’s Timothee Ouellette wins Travis Roy Award ( 

St. Dominic Academy student Timothee Ouellette won the Travis Roy Award for the best senior hockey player in high school class A last weekend at the Class A Coaches Association banquet at the St. John’s Community Center in Brunswick. The senior forward grew up watching his father coach Travis Roy candidates. The Sun Journal reports, “Ouellette is the fourth St. Dom’s player to win the honor, which goes to the top senior in Class A Hockey, joining Brian Toussaint, the first winner in 1996; Joe Dumais in 2001; and Richard Paradis, who Steve Ouellette coached, in 2009.” 

Ouellette told the Sun Journal, “I really wanted to make this season to be special, being the last. The guys that I was surrounded with, everyone, we were on a mission as a team that kind of led me here.” 

WGME CBS 13 reports Ouellette was a three sport, four-year varsity player, and the co-leader in points in Class A hockey with 14 goals and 22 assists. 

Portland eighth grader wins state spelling bee for second year ( 

St. Brigid School student Evan Trieu won the state spelling bee at Bowdoin College last weekend. The eighth grader will now represent Maine in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in late May. This is the second year Trieu has won the honor.  

The Portland Press Herald reported, “the eighth grader from Portland’s St. Brigid School didn’t stumble at any point during the two-hour event Saturday at Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College and was the final participant standing among 14 county finalists from across the state. Among the words Trieu spelled along the way to victory were: ‘astonish,’ ‘toastmaster,’ ‘technician,’ ‘obnebulate’ and ‘hagiographer.’” 

“I was definitely a little nervous coming in, but I think I got a good deal of studying done and was well-prepared this year,” Trieu told the Press Herald. 

Trieu will head to Cheverus High School in Portland in the fall.  

St. Brigid School is a private, diocesan Catholic school in Portland serving students from pre-K through eighth grade and rooted in faith, community, and academic excellence. St. Brigid School was founded in the Mercy tradition and is guided by the Jesuit Educational Vision. 

Saint Dominic Academy is a Catholic co-educational, college preparatory day school under the patronage of the Diocese of Portland for students in grades pre-K to 12. Saint Dominic Academy serves nearly 475 students with just over 200 pre-K through fifth grade students at the Lewiston campus and 265 sixth through twelfth grade students in Auburn.   

Travis Roy Award winner
Maine Spelling Bee winner