Upper Schooler addresses climate change in speech at Maine Legislature

Waynflete senior Quilla Flanagan-Burt  spoke outside the State House on April 23 as a representative of Maine Youth Climate Justice (MYCJ) , a group that is working to get youth more involved in environmental issues and the related political process. Quilla’s speech focused on climate justice and the transition to a green, sustainable economy in Maine.

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Middle and Upper School students share creative writing work

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.

Jocelyn Rodriguez ’20 recognized by Portland Rotary Club

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.