Abby Aleshire takes first place in Chinese speaking contest

Abby Aleshire ’20 competed in the “Maine Chinese Speaking Contest” in Bangor on May 17. This annual competition includes a 3-4 minute speech written on a topic of the applicant’s choice—and recited from memory. Abby’s recital of an ancient Chinese poem so moved the contest judges that they asked her to recite it a second time. She won first place in the “advanced Chinese level” category. Congratulations Abby!

Pictured above: Abby with Chinese teacher Huiru (Whitney) Zou

Congratulations to this year’s Upper School student award winners

Caring participation in the community is a fundamental value at Waynflete.  We believe such engagement promotes social welfare and justice in the world while cultivating important attitudes and meaningful connections for those who serve.  Each year, the faculty confers recognition to all eleventh and twelfth grade students who have distinguished themselves as community servants. Such distinction derives from a devotion to service, both in and outside of Waynflete, as indicated by dedication over time and a current level of involvement that exceeds school expectations.

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Robotics team finds success at Maine Robot Track Meet

On May 11, Waynflete’s Enrichment Robotics Team competed in the Maine Robot Track Meet at South Portland High School along with 16 other teams from southern Maine. Students in Grades 4-8 have been participating in the Enrichment Workshop once a week since January, learning how to build robots that meet seven specific engineering challenges.

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4-5 Art Step-Up Day

4-5 students recently accompanied Lower School Art Teacher Mary Rehak on a visit to the three Middle-Upper School art classrooms where they met teachers and became familiar with the spaces. Pictured above: Upper Schooler Ellis Dougherty explains her book arts project from the “Word and Image” class taught by Lorry Stillman and Judy Novey.