Two Waynflete teams competed in the Maine Science Bowl on Saturday at USM in Gorham. The quiz game format used questions in six subject areas: biology, chemistry, physics, math, earth/space science and energy.
The Waynflete A team finished in second place overall, going undefeated through seven rounds and losing in the final round to a very strong Bangor High School team. The A team was led by seniors Ali Ghorashi and Jacob Hagler and captained by Dana Peirce. Brandon Woo and Scott Ralston rounded out the A team. Our B team finished with a record of 3 and 3. The B team was led by seniors Stephen Epstein and Julianna Harwood, captained by junior Henry Johannen, and rounded out by juniors Ben Mallon and Peter Michalakes.
Seventeen teams competed, including nearby Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth and Casco Bay High Schools. MSSM, the Maine School for Science and Math, also competed in this year’s tournament.
Waynflete scientists will not rest long on their laurels. Fresh off competing at the MIT Science Olympiad in January and the Science Bowl, students will immediately start preparations for the State Science Olympiad competition slated for the weekend of March 21. Waynflete, which is the two time defending State Science Olympiad champion and has twice sent teams to the national competition, will be represented by two teams of 15 each in the upcoming event. The Science Olympiad and the Science Bowl teams are coached by Department Chair Wendy Curtis and Science teacher Carol Titterton.