Senior Project Presentations

Every spring, seniors leave campus in early May and spend four weeks pursuing a subject of personal interest. This Senior Project month is a fondly remembered time that opens students’ eyes to new interests as they prepare to enter college.

We asked seniors to share their presentations with us so we could share them with you! Click here to view the project presentation schedule. Any project that has a link is available to view. Check back soon—more will be added in the weeks ahead.

Will Armstrong ’18 lights things up

Each “What Matters Most?” interview tries to capture an aspect of a student’s pursuits or interests that might not be visible in their everyday Waynflete experience. This week, I caught up with Will Armstrong who has dedicated countless hours backstage running the technical production aspects, designing lights over five shows during his four years at Waynflete.

Will, how did you first discover this passion?

I first got hooked in Middle School –  It was definitely during the 8th grade show when I first felt part of a production. Chris Fitze also had something to do with it- he draws people to technical theater because of who he is. I showed up one day and he said “here’s how the board works and you’re designing lights for the show.” I landed the job because there was no one else to do it for Cry of Players but I’d say lighting design strikes me as the best job there is. Continue reading “Will Armstrong ’18 lights things up”

Welcome to our new college counselor

Waynflete is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily Birchby as our new Associate Director of College Counseling.

Emily brings with her nine years of experience in selective college admissions having served as an Associate Dean of Admissions at her alma mater, Bowdoin College. Among her many responsibilities in the Bowdoin Office of Admission, Emily served as the regional representative for Southern Maine and had the pleasure of reading a number of applications from former Waynflete students. In 2012, Emily earned her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education while simultaneously assisting the college counseling office of The Academy of the Pacific Rim.

Emily currently manages Bowdoin’s THRIVE program which supports student achievement during the transition from high school to college while providing mentorship and fostering a sense of belonging. In addition to her work at Bowdoin, Emily serves as a board member of Portland Community Squash and is an avid runner, skier, and cyclist. Emily lives in Yarmouth with her husband, Matt, and their two daughters, Parker and Winslow.

See her photo above, and say “hi!” if you see her visiting campus.

Winter 2018 Varsity Sports Wrap-Up

It was another exciting winter season for Flyers teams. Every Waynflete team qualified for post-season play.

The Falmouth/Waynflete alpine ski team won the SMAA championship on February 9. Flyer Ben Adey ’21 placed fifth in Giant Slalom and in Slalom. The team won the Class A state championship on February 24. Ben was sixth in Giant Slalom.

Boys Nordic did not score as a team in the Western Maine Conference meet. Nicholas Werner ’20 led the team in 11th place. The team placed third out of 10 teams at the Class C state meet at Fort Kent. Werner was sixth, Luca Antolini placed 20th, Pat Shaw 21st, and Mykel Henry 22nd.

Girls Nordic was fifth in the WMC meet led by Clara Sandberg ’20 in 22nd. The team placed third out of 13 teams at the Class C State. Sandberg was 9th, Kaitlyn Bliss 13th, Hannah Babcock 24th, and Emily Wagg 25th.

Girls ice hockey earned the #4 seed in the south. They beat Falmouth 5-4 in the Quarterfinal,  with Laura Baginski ’18 scoring a gorgeous breakaway goal. The team lost to Portland/Deering 3-2 in the semis. The Girls hockey final record was 10-9-1. The team won the MPA Good Sportsmanship award.

Boys ice hockey completed a 10-7-1 regular season. They earned the #6 seed in the Class A south tournament. They lost 6-3 to #3 Biddeford in the quarterfinals. The final record is 10-8-1.

Girls basketball earned the 11th seed in the Class C South tournament, losing to #6 Richmond in the quarterfinal. Lydia Giguere was voted first team all conference and was top 3 in voting for the WMC Butler Award. Giguere was also selected to the Maine McDonalds Senior All Star team for Class C/D. The girls final record was 6-13.

Boys basketball won the WMC regular season championship for Class C. They earned the #3 seed in the Class C south tournament. The Flyers played Boothbay in the quarterfinal, losing 65-64. Diraige Dahia and Askar Houssein were voted first team all conference. Christian Brooks and Alex Saade were voted second team. The boys final record was an impressive 15-4.

Boys swim placed 10th at Southwesterns. They earned two wins throughout the regular season. Seniors Colin LeBihan and Shuhao Liu qualified individually for the Class B State Meet, but did not attend due to schedule conflicts.

Girls swim placed 9th at Southwesterns. They earned three wins throughout the regular season. Molly McNutt, Emma Anghel, and Lily Fanburg qualified individually for the Class B State Meet. Zoe Ruff joined for two relays. They placed 16th overall out of 21 team at the State Meet, with the 400 Free Relay team placing 9th.