Sam Carner ’97 visits Waynflete actors

Waynflete alumnus Sam Carner ’97 visited Waynflete on Monday, November 27. Sam is a successful writer for musical theatre and currently resides in New York City with his wife. He and his writing partner have won the prestigious Kleban award and the coveted Richard Rodgers Award for most promising new musical theatre writers under 40. Sam spoke to the acting class, cast members of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and other upper school students with a particular interest in performing arts.  He shared samples of his work, his creative process, discussed his collaboration with his professional writing partner and spoke extensively about creating career pathways in the performing arts. Students had great questions for him regarding his creative work and his life in theatre. In addition Sam and Chris Beaven had a chance to reminisce about his early exposure to learning music and writing songs at Waynflete, as early as a second grade! It was a wonderful afternoon! Check out Sam’s wonderful website below:


Waynflete accepting applications for Students Shoulder to Shoulder 2018

“Caring participation in the world” is a cornerstone of Waynflete’s mission. The global citizenship courses offered by Students Shoulder to Shoulder provide students and faculty with the opportunity to learn what sustainable development looks like in our global community. Courses take place in both the U.S. and international locations and are facilitated by our longstanding NGO partners. Many projects focus on environmental projects that are consistent with the UN Millennium goals.

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Weekend volunteering at Preble Street

The Upper School’s Active Community Engagement group has participated in monthly breakfast shifts at Preble Street Resource Center for three years. Shifts accommodate between 5-8 students. Students also work with Furniture Friends (a new nonprofit that helps distribute gently used furniture to those in need) and South Portland Rotary Club (on Bug Light upkeep and Christmas tree sales in Mill Creek).

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