Waynflete School

Top of the Class

Alexander Arbuckle is the son of Judith Arbuckle and Thoms Quinn of Portland, and was elected to the Cum Laude Society his senior year. Throughout his Upper School experience, Alex has enrolled in the most challenging courses Waynflete has to offer, earning the School's highest honors designation, Waynflete Scholar, his sophomore year. Outside of his classes, Alex has devoted himself to his love of photography, teaching himself the art before enrolling in a class at Maine Media Workshops. His photographs have been singled out and used by the Maine Board of Tourism and the online photography site, Flickr, and one of his photographs was recently selected by National Geographic for use on its web site. At Waynflete, Alex has put his photography skills to good use by serving as yearbook photographer, newspaper photographer, and the photographer for Senior Slideshow. Alex has been a member of the Varsity Crew team for four years. Alex is also a PADI-certified Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver and UW Digital Photographer. He has been active in Waynflete Peer Counseling Group, Raising Awareness and Providing Support. Alex plans to attend New York University in the fall.

Abigail Armstrong is the daughter of Karl Turner and Susannah Swihart of Cumberland Foreside. Abby was elected to the Cum Laude Society as a senior. She has been a member of the Honor Roll each year, and plans to pursue studies of both political science and theater/drama in college. Outside of school, Abby has devoted herself to the stage. She has been a member of numerous Waynflete dramatic productions, including Our Town, Once On This Island, and Romeo & Juliet, as well as performing as a member of the Mixed A Cappella and Girls' A Cappella groups. Abby received a Performing Arts award this year. In addition, she is a member of Waynflete's Gay Straight Alliance, the Varsity Crew and Cross Country teams, and she participated in the Experiment in International Living: Spain program this year. Abby's community service resume includes volunteering at the Preble Street Resource Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, and the Maine State Senate. Abby will attend Brandeis University in the fall.

Alicia Chatterjee is the daughter of Beth Ackerson and Alan McIlhenny of Cumberland Foreside and Roy and Katherine Chatterjee of Portland. She was elected to the Cum Laude Society as a senior. Alicia has been described by her teachers as deeply introspective, highly motivated, and extremely conscientious. She has taken a number of Intensive Classes at Waynflete in English, history and science, excelling in each of them. She has taken four full years of Spanish studies, and also pursued Italian as an independent study her junior year. In addition to her academic pursuits, Alicia has devoted significant time to serving children in at-risk situations through her work with Project Respect as well as a local organization serving ELL students with reading challenges. She completed volunteer work in Costa Rica, has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, participated in Model UN and Amnesty International, bringing complete commitment to each of them. She received a Waynflete Community Service Award her junior year. Alicia will attend Tufts University in the fall.

Ellen Cole is the daughter of Tim Cole and Debbie Rowe of Lyman. She was elected to the Cum Laude Society her senior year. Ellie's hard academic work and demanding course selections have placed her at the top of her class, as she has excelled in Intensive Classes and Upper Division electives in many disciplines. Ellie has achieved High Honors in grades 9 and 10, and Honors in grade 11, and this year was the recipient of the Foreign Language Department's Linguistic Excellence award. She has also received the Waynflete School Community Service Award in recognition of her hours of community service to organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Camp Sunshine, Empty Bowls, and as an Admissions Guide (lead Guide this year.) Ellie is an accomplished athlete, helping to lead the Varsity Nordic Skiing team to two State championships (she was captain of the team this year.) She has also played lacrosse since the 7th grade, making the Varsity team as a freshman and helping the team win the state championship her junior year. Ellie was named a Lacrosse Academic All-American, as well as a member of the Upper New England National Lacrosse Team 2. Ellie received an award this year for academic excellence from the National Council of Jewish Women. She plans to attend Colgate University in the fall.

Anna Edwards is the daughter of Jon Edwards and Nancy Fox of South Freeport. She was elected into the Cum Laude Society as a senior, and has matured into a self-assured senior who takes full advantage of exceptional talents, both in and out of the classroom. Academically, Anna has taken a number of Intensive Classes in English, as well as Upper Division electives and accelerated classes in other disciplines. She was a recipient this year of the Barbara Freeman Literary Award. In addition to her academic talents, Anna is an accomplished singer and musician. She was involved with the School chorus and A Cappella groups, and is now leading the Waynflete Girls' A Cappella group. She has traveled and performed with Village Harmony, a select chorus that has taken trips around New England and to Italy. She is a member of Musica De Filia, a selective women's choir, and she has participated in the Southern Maine Children's Choir for several years. Anna's community service resume is long as well. She has participated as a mentor in The Summer Camp for girls, donating her earnings to pay for two additional campers. She has also volunteered her time with Project Story Boost and is training new volunteers for the program this year. Anna also serves as a mentor through the Buddy Lunch program. She received a Waynflete Community Service Award this year. Anna plans to attend Oberlin College in the fall.

Adele Espy is the daughter of Jay and Lynne Espy of Freeport, and was elected to the Cum Laude Society her senior year. Adele earned academic Honors in ninth grade, High Honors in tenth grade, and last year was designated a Waynflete Scholar. In addition, Adele is a highly accomplished athlete. She led the Waynflete Nordic Ski team to a state championship in 2008 and was named State Champion in both classical and skate techniques that year. She has subsequently earned renown for achievements at both the national and international levels, including a spot on the U.S. team that competed at the Junior World Olympics in France. Adele is a two-time state champion in cross country running. Moreover, Adele is an advanced Celtic and bluegrass fiddler who also finds time to participate in the Buddy Lunch mentoring program. Adele will spend next year training for international competition in skiing and then plans to attend Middlebury College.

Anisa Khadraoui is the daughter of Deborah Khadraoui of Portland and Ali Khadraoui of Falls Church, VA. She was elected to the Cum Laude Society her junior year. Anisa is an outstanding scholar whose intellect, work ethic, positive attitude, and cheerful demeanor have earned her the respect and affection of faculty and students alike. She has opted to take Intensive and challenging courses whenever possible throughout her academic career, and has been in an accelerated math program for her four years of high school. She was the recipient of this year's Vergn Hewes Science Award. Anisa played varsity basketball and soccer for three years, and varsity tennis for two. She has played the piano for thirteen years, and was an intern with the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratories last summer. Anisa has made the most of her many community service collaborations including Safe Passage, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Model UN, where she was the 2008 Head Delegate. Anisa has also been involved with Seeds of Peace, and is a columnist and writer for The Bridge, a local African-American community newspaper. She plans to attend Brown University in the fall.

Anna Libby is the daughter of Lowell and Melissa Libby of Portland. Anna was elected to the Cum Laude Society as a senior. As a student at Waynflete, Anna has been characterized by her teachers as tenacious and perceptive. She spent the first semester of her junior year living and studying in New York City as part of the CityTERM program. Anna has played lacrosse for four years at Waynflete, in addition to playing on the Maine Lacrosse Futures team. She has also participated in JV soccer, Varsity Cross Country running, JV basketball, and ice hockey. Anna's community service record is long, including working with organizations like Project Respect, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Portland West, and Family Assistance. She has played the piano for 10 years, was a member of the Outing Club, worked as an Admissions Guide at Waynflete, and was part of a group who raised money for orphanages in Africa. Anna received a Waynflete Community Service Award as a junior. She will attend Boston College in the fall.

Greer Millard is the daughter of Jim and Kris Millard of Portland. She was elected to the Cum Laude Society as a junior. Greer has taken a rigorous program of study, including Intensive classes wherever possible. Her Latin teacher has described Greer as, Òthe Michael Jordan of Latin: tenacious, industrious, and talented.Ó Athletically, Greer is hard-working and talented. She is a four-year starter on Waynflete's Varsity Girls' Soccer team, this year as captain, helping lead the team to the Class C State Championship. She was a member of the All-Conference soccer team for two years in a row, the All-Region first team this season, and she received the Coach's Award last fall. Greer has also played three years on Waynflete's Varsity Lacrosse team, and was named Academic All-American last year as she helped that team win a State Championship. Greer has volunteered for a number of organizations, including Project Story Boost, Safe Passage, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a program she has worked extremely hard to support. She has also worked as an Admissions Office Guide throughout her high school career. Greer plans to attend Boston College in the fall.

Robin Mitchell is the daughter of Stephen and Anne Mitchell of Yarmouth. She was elected into the Cum Laude Society her junior year. Her academic work at Waynflete has distinguished her as both a serious thinker and a literary prodigy. She has taken Intensive or Accelerated courses whenever possible, and has landed on the High Honors Roll year after year. She received the Josephine Detmer History Award this year. Robin's foreign language studies have focused on the Japanese language. She has taken lessons for four years, traveled to Japan as part of the Experiment in International Living her sophomore year, and received a Japan-U.S. Senate Scholarship to spend the summer as an exchange student in Japan under Youth for Understanding last year. Robin is a gifted writer and has spent the past three years as editor of Bananafish, Waynflete's literary magazine. She was chosen to attend the New England Youth Writers Conference at the Bread Loaf campus of Middlebury College last year as Waynflete's representative, and she volunteered last year at The Telling Room, a Portland program that provides writing opportunities for youth and ELL students in the community. She has acted in various school productions, worked behind the scenes as a stage manager, and trains and grooms dogs for canine competitions. Robin plans to attend Wesleyan University.

Christine Ordway is the daughter of David and Sigrid Ordway of Falmouth. She was elected into the Cum Laude Society as a senior. Christine is both an Honors student and a nationally ranked tennis player who still finds time for ample community service. She has been an Honors student throughout her Upper School years at Waynflete, choosing a challenging program of Accelerated and Intensive courses in mathematics and sciences. Christine plays tennis year-round four days per week. She has played on the Waynflete Varsity Girls' Tennis team for four years, winning the State Singles titles in 2006 and 2007, was runner-up in 2008, and titleist again this year. She has been captain of the team since her sophomore year. She has also played in many national tournaments around the country. Christine has participated in Project Respect for three years and has volunteered for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for four years. She also volunteers for Camp Sunshine, is a member of the Waynflete Science Olympiad team and Maine Model UN delegation. She received a Waynflete Community Service Award junior year. Christine plans to attend Cornell University.

Melanie Shelton is the daughter of Laura Slap-Shelton and Steve Doane of Kennebunk. Elected to the Cum Laude Society as a senior, Melanie has compiled an outstanding academic record at Waynflete while taking demanding courses in all disciplines. She excels in English and history, taking Intensive Classes in English whenever possible, and every history class her schedule would allow. She was this year's recipient of the Dow Cup award for writing. An accomplished linguist, Meanie received the Foreign Language Award for Literary/Cultural Appreciation. She has played the flute in the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble and Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, has participated in Model UN and Parkside Fun, as well as the Bread Loaf New England Young Writers' Conference. She has volunteered as a tutor at the Telling Room in Portland, and at Laudholm Farm in Wells, and was the recipient of a Waynflete Community Service Award her junior year. She plans to attend Kenyon College in the fall.

Zoe Sobel is the daughter of Daniel Sobel and Kira Wigoda of Cape Elizabeth. She was elected to the Cum Laude Society as a senior. Academically, Zoe has compiled an outstanding record, taking rigorous courses in all disciplines and as many courses as possible in both math and science. She was the recipient this year of the Foreign Language Department's Linguistic/Cultural Appreciation award, as well as the Margaret Chenery Math award. She has been a three-year member of Waynflete's Science Olympiad team, the Science Bowl, and the Science Club, and is a youth member of the Community Advisory Board for Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Zoe is also an accomplished athlete, running Varsity Cross Country for four years, helping to lead her team to Western Maine Class C and State championships last year. She has run Outdoor Track for four years and was captain of that team her junior and senior years. Zoe has also played on the Varsity Girls' Basketball team for four years, helping lead her team to an undefeated regular season her sophomore year and a spot in the Western Maine Class C finals this year. She received a Waynflete Sportsmanship Award this year as well as a Community Service Award. Zoe has served as an Admissions Guide at Waynflete for five years, and is a co-leader of Amnesty International. Zoe plans to attend Wellesley College.

Otis Wortley is the son of Richard Wortley of Cumberland. He was elected to the Cum Laude Society his senior year, after earning a spot on the High Honor Roll for the past two years. Otis participated in the Chewonki Foundation's Maine Coast Semester his junior year, an experience that ignited his passion for environmental issues. He is a member of the Waynflete Environmental Activism Group, and has worked hard to strengthen the environmental ethic of the School. He has volunteered for a local soup kitchen and for Chellie Pingree's campaign for Congress. He has been a member of Project Respect and Waynflete's Model UN delegation, in addition to traveling to Costa Rica to attend an intensive Spanish school for five weeks in the summer of 2006. He received a Waynflete Community Service Award this year. Athletically, Otis has contributed to Waynflete in many ways. He has been a three-season varsity athlete since his freshman year in soccer, lacrosse, and Nordic skiing. He was captain of the lacrosse team this spring, and was captain of the Nordic Skiing team as well, twice helping to lead the winter team to the Class C State Championship. He received a Waynflete Sportsmanship Award this year. Otis plans to attend Kenyon College.

E-mail this story to a friend


Gulaid Mohamed Abdullahi
Taylor James Ahearn
Alexander Quinn Arbuckle
Abigail S. Armstrong
Zohar Elichai Azoulay
Nicholas James Barner
Lisa Marie Beneman
Madeline Carr Berrang
Nicholas Andrew Bessette
Adah D. Binnie
Joshua Michael Bloom
Lauren Celia Bruns
Alicia Mae Chatterjee
Ilona Cieplinski
Lydia Louise Clements
Ellen Rowe Cole
Owen Ross Conly
Anne Louise Cutler
Allison F. Dawe
Anna Fox Edwards
Adele Mitchell Espy
Sabrina Peyton Garnett
Thomas John Godsoe
Lauren Leander Hadiaris
Tucker Brooks Hagge
Elizabeth Manning Hall
Elizabeth Angela Hallett
Dillon H. Hamilton
Zoe Mae Haney-Paradis
Tessa Rae Hartley
Nasra Abdullahi Hassan
Sawyer Hamilton Hopps
Hassan. M. Jeylani
Anisa Katelyn Khadraoui
Micah Aren Kievitt
Anna Nye Libby
Greer L. Millard
Tara Sophia Milliken
Robin Mitchell
Mariah Isabella Monks
Naomi Rebekah Moser
Suki Bell Nesvig
Christine Penelope Ordway
Fiona Skye Owens
Stephen Alexander Hughes Pardy
Isabel Anne Parkinson
Emma Tatiana Pedersen
Eliza Perry
Samuel White Prawer
Mariam S. Qazi
Ian Macy Rummler
Nina Liza Russem
Joseph Daniel Shapell
Melanie Elizabeth Slap Shelton
Zoe Wigoda Sobel
Kyle Andrew Spaulding
Langdon Gabriel Thaxter
Cooper Hoffman Van Vranken
Ike B. Voorhees
Mohamed J. Warsame
Marcela Katherine Wilk
Otis Alexander Reed Montagu Stuart Wortley
Ria Sara Mohan Yalamanchili


Irvil K. Pease Award Hassan Jeylani

Writing (Dow Cup) Melanie Shelton

Literary Scholarship (Barbara Freeman) Anna Edwards, Nasra Hassan

History (Josephine Detmer) Robin Mitchell

Visual Arts (Heather Brown) Nick Barner, Zoe Haney, Ike Voorhees

Performing Arts Abby Armstrong, Lydia Clements

Linguistic Excellence Ellie Cole

Literary/ Cultural Appreciation Melanie Shelton, Zoe Sobel

Math (Margaret Chenery) Zoe Sobel

Science (Vergn Hughes) Anisa Khadraoui

Sportsmanship Awards Greer Millard, Zoe Sobel, Otis Wortley

Student Athlete Award Hassan Jeylani, Mariam Qazi

Community Service Awards Lisa Beneman, Maddie Berrang, Josh Bloom, Lauren Bruns, Alicia Chatterjee, Ellie Cole, Alison Dawe, Anna Edwards, Sabrina Garnett, Tom Godsoe, Liza Hall, Ellie Hallett, Nasra Hassan, Sawyer Hopps, Hassan Jeylani, Anisa Khadraoui, Anna Libby, Greer Millard, Mariah Monks, Suki Nesvig, Christine Ordway, Stephen Pardy, Isabel Parkinson, Mariam Qazi, Nina Russem, Joey Shapell, Melanie Shelton, Zoe Sobel, Cooper Van Vranken, Otis Wortley, Ria Sara Yalamanchili