PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine's schools offer some sort of activity for just about every student -- from the musically inclined to the athletic.
On Tuesday, some of the state's best math students put their brains to work in a battle for bragging rights in the state math meet.
Junior Ethan DiNinno from team Cape Elizabeth has the best state-wide score this year.
"I only got two problems wrong this year and one of them I actually had the right answer and I changed it to the wrong answer because I got nervous. That was rather embarrassing," said Ethan.
The room is full of valedictorians, students who have their choice of ivy league schools, loads of future scientists and researchers. Stiff necks aside, they really enjoy the challenge.