Waynflete middle schoolers compete in regional Sea Perch program

A group of middle school science students competed in the regional Sea Perch competition last Friday. The event is hosted by the Navy and the University of New Hampshire. Over the previous two weeks, students had built a functioning remotely operated underwater vehicle that they had to learn how to drive in the course of completing several tasks. The group had the opportunity to share their experience with scientists during a formal presentation.

Waynflete placed fifth out of 50 groups. Teams members included Cat Sullivan, Julia Werner, Liam Slocomb, Elijah Gallagher, Jacob Curtis, and Henry Wagg. Stephanie Dolan and Tom Dolan (a retired engineer) coached the students.

In between events and the awards, the team helped stock shelves at the local food pantry

(Pictured below are Liam and Eligah with U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Captain David S. Hunt, USN United States Navy Commander, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.)