Waynflete Students Recognized for Essay Contest Excellence
Juniors Jacob Soley and Alexa Carrington earned first and fifth place respectively in the writing contest about bullying in schools sponsored by The Women’s Literary Union. Students from all over the area were nominated by their English teachers, and Lorry Stillman recommended Jake and Alexa. The Women’s Literary Union was founded in 1889 by Eunice Fry, whose name appears over the front door at 64 Emery St, the home of Waynflete’s Upper School.
The Women’s Literary Union was established an all women’s non-profit organization in the early 1900’s. Women met weekly to discuss the literature and the arts. More recently, they have encouraged reading and writing in Maine high schools through essay writing contests on issues of civic responsibility.
As a past member of the Union her junior year at Deering High School, Lorry Stillman has proudly joined with the English department in nominating students for this program. Liz Lewis (2011) is a past honoree.