Hannah Chappell’s sixth and tenth grade English classes recently gathered to share their creative, personal writing. This winter the sixth graders experimented with expressing themselves and their experiences through both poetry and prose (compiling their entries in handmade books) while the tenth grade students were developing portfolios of personal essays for their autobiography projects. This event allowed students to present the results of their hard work while giving tenth graders the opportunity to connect with and mentor their younger schoolmates.
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On April 12, Jocelyn Rodriguez ’20 was recognized by the Portland Rotary Club for her outstanding community involvement, service, and leadership. The Rotary Club’s Youth Service Award is bestowed upon students who go beyond academics and traditional school activities to improve the community through volunteer activities.
Click here to read teacher Sue Stein’s introductory remarks from the event, which detail the many activities in which Jocelyn has participated (including “Planting Compassion,” a group she envisioned, designed and then executed in the Lower School).
Jocelyn embodies the Rotary motto of “service above self.” Her efforts have made a profound difference in our school community.
Photo: Jocelyn with her parents and teacher Sue Stein.
Partway through his second year at Bennington College, Hamish Haddow finally acknowledged what had become clear—he was being pulled in a new direction. His Waynflete teachers had instilled in him a love of composition, which had prompted him to pursue an undergraduate degree in English. But Waynflete had also taught him about taking risks, and that while it’s fine to make decisions based on the information you have, it’s also OK to look back and think, “that was the best choice at the time, but now my plans have evolved.” “It’s hard to know exactly what you want to be at age 18,” he reflects today.
We are thrilled to announce that Waynflete has received a matching $250,000 Educational Leadership Grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. The grant will enable the school to build on the success of the The “Can We?” Project, which brings students from disparate communities together to learn dialogue skills and practice collaborative decision-making across political divides, and the New England Youth Identity Summit. The grant also allocates funds for the development of new programs and partnerships.