2020 Maine Chinese Speaking Contest

Waynflete’s Ellie Simmons ’21 and Liam Slocomb ’22 recently competed in the 2020 Maine Chinese Speaking Contest. They each prepared a short (less than five minutes) speech, which they delivered to a panel of judges. Ellie took first place while Liam took second in the intermediate category.

Congratulations to Ellie and Liam!

Waynflete hosts 24-Hour Theatre Fest

Waynflete theatre hosted the 5th annual 24 Hour Theatre Fest—Virtual Edition. Nine schools attended, twelve plays were written overnight, and 27 students were present on Saturday to bring the plays to life on Zoom. The quality of the writing and acting was impressive. Thank you, Kate, Jack, Orion, Ransom, and Claire for representing Waynflete so well! And thank you to students and directors from Bonny Eagle, Central, Casco Bay, Cheverus, Kennebunk, Morse, Scarborough, and Portland High Schools!

NAIS Student Leadership Conference

Six Waynflete Upper Schools students will attend the National Association of Independent Schools’s virtual Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) from December 1–4.

The four-day event is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of high school student leaders from across the U.S. and abroad. SDLC focuses on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Led by a diverse team of trained adult and peer facilitators, participating students develop cross-cultural communication skills, design effective strategies for social justice practice through dialogue and the arts, and learn the foundations of allyship and networking principles. In addition to large group sessions, SDLC “family groups” and “home groups” allow for dialogue and sharing in smaller units.