Students in 2-3 were recently introduced to the art of Alma Woodsey Thomas. Following an introduction to watercolor painting, students explored the abstract style of the artist. Ms. Thomas was born in 1891 and was an art teacher in Washington DC for 38 years. She began painting full-time when she was in her 60’s!
We’re looking forward to seeing both new and familiar faces back on campus! Be sure to check out this brief video that provides an overview of the new Swivl technology that will be in our hybrid classrooms this fall. The video features four faculty members and was recorded during our Summer Term classes.
These resilient and determined young people accomplished something very special together this semester. Be sure to check out the combined ensembles—all 30 players!—playing “Draganovo”, a difficult Bulgarin folk song.
June 12 was a special day for the Class of 2020. In the midst of a global pandemic with all the associated and necessary restrictions, we held a beautiful, inspiring, thought-provoking live graduation for our seniors. They were able to sit side-by-side for the first time in three months. It was a day that our seniors and their families will never ever forget. The speeches were powerful, relevant, and moving statements for the current moment. Over a three-hour period, the community was stitched back together after being remote for so long.
The parade that followed was the perfect culmination to the day. Our faculty, trustees, and friends who were not able to attend commencement due to social distancing restrictions, lined the streets around Waynflete’s campus. A parade of seniors in their cars were greeted with cheers and expressions of love.
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Commencement ceremony (entire event—1h 40m)
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Invocation (Lydia Maier ’90, Assistant Head)
Welcome and introduction (Geoffrey Wagg, Head of School)
Address (Blake Keogh, 6–12 Science)
Musical presentation (Ruby Adams ’20 and Denise Calkins)
Statement from the graduating class (Perla Ingabire ’20)
Introduction (Cathie Connors, Dean of Upper School Students)
Address (Carol Titterton, 6–12 Science Chair)
Poetry presentation (Anna Wildes ’20, Waynflete Poet Laureate)
Musical presentation (Morgan Peppe ’20 and Eric Peppe)
Statement from the graduating class (Ayub Nur ’20)
Closing (Lowell Libby, Upper School Director)
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Avis Akers ’20 appointed to United States Coast Guard Academy
Class of 2020 Padlet
Waynflete’s Class of 2020 is a group of accomplished young adults with an impressive list of colleges and universities that they will be attending!
Below is the list of where our 61 graduates will/may matriculate this fall. Obviously some students may choose to adjust their plans in response to COVID-19 and as they learn what the colleges decide for next year.
Barnard College (2)
Bates College (2)
Bowdoin College (2)
Brown University (2)
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Clark University (2)
Colby College (2)
Franklin and Marshall College
University of Maine, Orono (2)
University of Massachusetts–Amherst
University of New Hampshire–Main Campus
University of New Orleans
Rhode Island School of Design
Skidmore College (3)
Smith College (2)
Southern Maine Community College (2)
University of Southern Maine (2)
The University of Tampa
The New School
Tufts University (2)
United States Coast Guard Academy
University of St. Andrews
University of Vermont (4)
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University (2)