Articles Categorized: Alumni

Patrick Shaw ’21 competes at worldwide freestyle skills tournament

Congratulations to Patrick Shaw '21, who made it to the quarterfinals (top 8) at this year's Super Ball, the global freestyle soccer skills competition. Watch the action: Top 32 battle (vs. Bas) Top 15 battle (vs. Marco) Quarterfinals battle (vs....

As a schoolteacher and pediatrician, Emily Frank ’04 puts lessons learned at Waynflete to good use

Speak with Emily Frank and you will quickly learn this: she likes to wear many hats.  After four years in the orbit of teachers including Wendy Curtis, Carol Titterton, and David Vaughan, Emily had become passionate about science. During the...

Exploring the world of condensed matter theory with Ali Ghorashi ’15

Power up your stereo receiver, game system, or desktop computer. Wait a few minutes, then place your hand on the top panel. Feel the warmth? That’s waste heat, the result of the inefficient conduction of electricity. Multiply that effect by...

Rebecca Smith ’12 researching prehistoric climate change to better predict the world to come

For most of us, visiting a beautiful setting in Maine means taking in the views, basking in the sun, and perhaps looking out for local wildlife. Becky Smith thinks a bit differently. When she’s out in the natural world, she’s...

Izzy Parkinson ’09 mixes art, technology, and community at Google

Isabel Parkinson '09 grew up in Kennebunk, but for most of her high school years, she considered herself an honorary Portlander. Immersed in a variety of sports and activities, with many close friends at Waynflete, Izzy often found herself in the...

Margo Walsh ’82 creates opportunities for hundreds of Mainers looking for a fresh start

In Malcolm Gladwell-speak, Margo Walsh is a “connector.” She became a successful recruiter after graduating from Wheaton College, working with organizations like Goldman Sachs and HR consulting firm Hewitt to “help put people with the right other people,” as she...

Navigating the Mashup with John Wordock ’87

John Wordock already had a half-decade of journalism experience under his belt when he entered Waynflete’s Upper School as a freshman in 1984. Graced with self-knowledge at a young age, he knew what he wanted to do (be a radio reporter)...

Making the Leap to Better Healthcare Outcomes with Leah Binder ’80

Imagine arriving at your auto repair shop only to discover that technicians have accidentally replaced the oil in your car with water and have destroyed the engine. “The shop owner doesn’t go on to say, ‘And here is a bill...

Meet Carol Leavitt Adams ’47

Carol Leavitt graduated from Waynflete in 1947 and went on to a glamorous career on three continents. She is a woman of strong character with a delicious sense of humor and, above all, determination. Her determination was always on display...

Meet Matthew Page ’97

By the midpoint of his Upper School experience, Matt Page ’97 had developed two passions. The first was for England—the result of a yearlong experience in Plymouth, UK, as part of his father’s sabbatical from Bowdoin. The second: an affinity...

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