The Flyers perform well at the National Science Olympiad tournament

On May 25, fifteen Upper School students competed in the National Science Olympiad tournament at Michigan State University. The team earned their spot at the tournament by winning the Maine State Science Olympiad tournament in April. Sixty teams with students from nearly every state were represented at the national tournament.

Waynflete students performed well in many of the 23 events, including a 11th place finish by Alec Benton ’24 and Nik Chaney ’24 in a trial event called Engineering CAD, a 14th place finish in an event called “Write It Do It” by Kira Chown ʼ25 and Mira Levine ʼ24, and a 23rd place finish in an engineering event called “Air Trajectory” by Nik and Noah Abbott ʼ24. Other notable showings included a 33rd place finish in the astronomy event by Mira and Noah and a 37th place finish in a lab event called Forensics by Aelia Russell ʼ24 and Lorin Rawlins ʼ26.

All students on the team represented Waynflete and the state of Maine with enthusiasm and pride. The team was coached by Wendy Curtis and Katrina St. John.

Team members:
Noah Abbott ʼ24
Alec Benton ʼ24
Nik Chaney ʼ24
Tipton Heminway ʼ24
Mira Levine ʼ24
Aelia Russell ʼ24
Max Shurman ʼ24
Lydia Birknes ʼ25
Kira Chown ʼ25
Fallon Culley ʼ25
Lucia Infantine ʼ25
Yiyang Liu ʼ25
Mohamed Yusuf ʼ25
Eva Hankowski ʼ26
Lorin Rawlins ʼ26


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