Waynflete places third in state-wide science competition

Ten Waynflete science students competed in the State of Maine Science Bowl at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, March 3.

Two teams of five students each participated in a fast-paced trivia competition to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. The competition included twenty teams from across the state including local schools such as Kennebunk, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, and Greely, as well as the Maine School of Science and Mathematics among others. Waynflete’s A Team, captained by senior Nick Hagler, captured third place in the state after winning a very close match again Cape Elizabeth’s A Team. Sophomore Thys Geldenhuys was the team MVP, impressing everyone with his quick math skills and his wide range of knowledge in the physical sciences. Shuhao Liu ’18, Phoebe Hart ’19, and Haoming Ma ’20 rounded out the team with valuable contributions in all areas.

Captained by Dana Hirschhorn ’18, Waynflete’s B Team also performed well, winning three of their six matches including exciting victories over Falmouth and Sanford (and losses to the top two finishers during the round robin portion of the competition). Team members included Molly McNutt ’18, Tabarak Al Musawi ’19, Chloe Fisher ’19, and Gabby Eng ’19.

The teams were coached by science teacher Carol Titterton and Science Chair Wendy Curtis.