Waynflete Upper School teams took both first and second place at this year’s Maine State Science Olympiad tournament, which was held virtually over two weeks in April. The events include tests of content knowledge, the scientific process, and engineering build events. Although the school normally places among the top three schools in Maine, this is the first time that Waynflete’s teams have earned the top two spots. Upper School students won a total of ten first-place medals at the event.
Highlights include wins in Wright Stuff (airplane), Maren Cooper ’23 and Reed Robinson ’23; Chemistry Lab, Selina He ’21 and Maren; Disease Detectives, Julia Werner ’22 and Blythe Thompson ’22; Forensics, Anna and Sam Yankee ’21; Gravity Vehicle, Henry Wagg ’22 and Henry Moore ’22; Sounds of Music, Aidan Kieffer ’21 and Joey Ansel-Mullen ’21; Detector Building, Jacob Curtis ’22 and Orion Keierleber ’23; Dynamic Planet, Cece Marshall ’22 and Vera Shattuck ’22; Ornithology, Oscar Herrera ’22 and Liam Slocomb ’22; and Water Quality, Levi Lilienthal ’21 and Charlie Horner ’23.
The teams were coached by science teachers Wendy Curtis and Carol Titterton. Congratulations to all involved!