Hope McSherry ’21 performs at Maine Playwright’s Festival

Hope McSherry ’21 was selected to perform in a staged reading of a new play, Callie Kimball’s Dreams of The Penny Gods, at the Maine Playwright’s Festival last week. The reading was directed by Daniel Burson.

Hope gave a sensitive, funny, and moving reading in the leading role of “Bug,” a teenage girl growing up in severe poverty in Biddeford, Maine. Her cast mates were all  professional actors from the Portland area.

Hope is pictured here with the playwright Callie Kimball, a well-established local playwright whose work is produced around the country.

Congrats to recipients of 2018 Community Service Awards

The Community Service Award is given to a junior or senior who completes over 50 hours of community service.

The citation reads as follows:

Caring participation in the community is a core value at Waynflete.  We believe such engagement promotes social wellbeing and justice in the world while cultivating important connections and meaningful growth for those who get involved.  Each year, the faculty confers recognition to Grade 11 and 12 students who have distinguished themselves as community servants. The distinction derives from a devotion to service, both in and outside of Waynflete, measured by dedication over time and a current level of involvement that exceeds school expectations.

Dana Hirschhorn ’18 appointed to United States Naval Academy

Dana Hirschhorn ’18 was presented with an appointment certificate to the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Upper School assembly this week. She will begin a four-year course of study at the Annapolis, Maryland-based institution in the fall. Dana was nominated by Senator Susan Collins, Senator Angus King, and Representative Chellie Pingree. The Naval Academy has an 8 percent acceptance rate.

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