Winter 2018 Varsity Sports Wrap-Up

It was another exciting Winter season for Flyers teams. Every Waynflete team qualified for post-season play.

Alpine Ski: The Falmouth/Waynflete boys won the SMAA championship on February 9th. Flyer Ben Adey ‘21 was 5th in Giant Slalom and in Slalom. They also won the class A state championship on February 24th. Ben was 6th in Giant Slalom.

Boys Nordic did not score as a team in the Western Maine Conference meet. Nicholas Werner ‘20 led the team in 11th place. In the Class C state meet at Fort Kent they placed 3rd out of 10 teams. Werner was 6th, Luca Antolini placed 20th, Pat Shaw 21st, and Mykel Henry 22nd

Girls Nordic was 5th in the WMC meet led by Clara Sandberg ‘20 in 22nd.  In the Class C State meet they placed 3rd out of 13 teams. Sandberg was 9th, Kaitlyn Bliss 13th, Hannah Babcock 24th, and Emily Wagg 25th.

Girls ice hockey earned the #4 seed in the south. They beat Falmouth 5-4 in the Quarterfinal and Laura Baginski ‘18 scored a gorgeous breakaway goal. We lost to Portland/Deering 3-2 in the semis. The Girls Hockey Final record was 10-9-1. Girls hockey won the MPA Good Sportsmanship award.

Boys ice hockey completed a 10-7-1 regular season. They earned the #6 seed in the class A south tournament. They lost to #3 Biddeford in quarterfinals 6-3. Final record is 10-8-1.

Girls Basketball earned the 11th seed in the Class C south tournament. They lost to #6 Richmond in quarterfinal. Lydia Giguere was voted first team all conference and was top 3 in voting for the WMC Butler Award. Giguere was also selected to the Maine McDonalds Senior All Star team for Class C/D. The girls final record was 6-13.

Boys Basketball won the WMC regular season championship for class C. They earned the #3 seed in the Class C south tournament. The Flyers played Boothbay in the quarterfinal and lost 65-64. Diraige Dahia and Askar Houssein were voted first team all conference. Christian Brooks and Alex Saade were voted second team. The boys final record was an impressive 15-4.

Boys Swim placed 10th at Southwesterns. They earned two wins throughout the regular season. Seniors Colin LeBihan and Shuhao Liu qualified individually for the Class B State Meet, but did not attend due to schedule conflicts.

Girls Swim placed 9th at Southwesterns. They earned three wins throughout the regular season. Molly McNutt, Emma Anghel, and Lily Fanburg qualified individually for the Class B State Meet. Zoe Ruff joined for two relays. They placed 16th overall out of 21 team at the State Meet, with our 400 Free Relay team placing 9th.

Upper School Jazz Combo to Compete at the 2018 State Festival!

Congratulations to the Waynflete Upper School Jazz Combo for achieving a I (One) Rating last night at the Maine Music Educators Association 2018 District II Jazz Festival!  The high ranking qualifies them for the State Jazz Festival coming up on March 16th.  Julian Abbott ’18, Tafari Makinen-Hall ’20 and Julian Ray ’21 each received a certificate in recognition of their outstanding performance as jazz soloists.

Upper School spring play auditions!

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH by Thornton Wilder

Guest Director: Robbie Harrison; Production support: Tiki Fuhro; Tech director: Chris Fitze; Costumes: Barbara Kelly

Auditions and crew sign up days: Monday, Feb. 26 (the day we return from break!) and Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3:30 – 5:30 – Franklin Theater; Audition packets and copies of the play are in the library and in the drama office – A – 018  – contact: Tiki Fuhro –

Performances: April 26, 26, 28 at 7:00pm – Franklin

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2017-2018 Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Awards

Waynflete’s Diversity and Equity Committee (DEC) recently invited Middle and Upper School students to submit an application for the fourth annual Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Award. Interested students were asked to submit an essay in response to one of the two prompts below:

In a 1947 article for his college paper, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote: “The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society.” How can efficiency be a menace to society? What do you imagine Dr. King’s idea of a great educational experience would look like?

In a 1965 speech, Martin Luther King Jr. said: “A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.” What does this mean, and what relevance does it have in American society today?

Award winners Maeve Devine, Grace Devine, Owen Hoffsten, Isaaq Bashir, and Basil DiBenedetto are pictured above—along with Assistant Head for Student Life Lydia Maier—representing Waynflete at the MLK dinner sponsored by the Portland chapter of the NAACP on January 15. The event featured music, poetry, and tributes in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The keynote speakers were Andrea James, director of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, and Marc Mauer, Director of The Sentencing Project.

Waynflete senior Atia Werah ’18 did a wonderful job as emcee. She is pictured below to the left of Senator Angus King.