Abby Aleshire ’20 competed in the “Maine Chinese Speaking Contest” in Bangor on May 17. This annual competition includes a 3-4 minute speech written on a topic of the applicant’s choice—and recited from memory. Abby’s recital of an ancient Chinese poem so moved the contest judges that they asked her to recite it a second time. She won first place in the “advanced Chinese level” category. Congratulations Abby!
Pictured above: Abby with Chinese teacher Huiru (Whitney) Zou
Caring participation in the community is a fundamental value at Waynflete. We believe such engagement promotes social welfare and justice in the world while cultivating important attitudes and meaningful connections for those who serve. Each year, the faculty confers recognition to all eleventh and twelfth grade students who have distinguished themselves as community servants. Such distinction derives from a devotion to service, both in and outside of Waynflete, as indicated by dedication over time and a current level of involvement that exceeds school expectations.
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A group of Upper Schoolers recently attended an afternoon workshop at Texas Instruments’s South Portland facility along with teachers Stephanie Dolan and Sue Stein. Students toured “the Fab” and had a Q&A session with both veteran engineers and recent graduates.
Texas Instruments designs, manufactures, tests, and sells semiconductors—key components of items we experience every day, from robots and refrigerators to drones and door locks.
It was a great opportunity for students to put their Chemistry knowledge to use. Thanks to TI employee Heather Maines for facilitating the visit.
Three student participants in Waynflete’s “Can We?” Project, along with co-creator and facilitator Deb Bicknell, were recently featured on the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program podcast “Thanks for Listening.”
Listen to the episode