Waynflete students do well in Science Olympiad

Fifteen Waynflete Upper School students represented Maine at the national Science Olympiad competition recently in Orlando, Florida.

Seeded 51st going into the tournament, Waynflete competed against 59 other teams from around the country.

The team performed well in 13 of the events, with the school’s performance resulting in one of the highest finishes Maine has ever had in the 30-year-old national tournament.

Waynflete’s team competed in events such as: Mission Possible, a Rube Goldberg machine, in which Waynflete students finished in the top 20; The Scrambler, featuring a vehicle with a raw egg perched on its tip; Entomology; and Write It Do It, a test of technical communication skills.

The Waynflete team was led by seniors Lydia Fox, Sally Li, Sophie Benson, Avalena Linsky, Quinn Shivel, Nate Hansen and Louis Frumer; juniors Ali Ghorashi, Jacob Hagler, Brandon Woo and Julianna Harwood; and sophomores Arianna Giguere, Esme Benson, Elly Shivel and Gail Johnson. The team coaches were Carol Titterton (science) and Wendy Curtis (science chair).


Kiwanis to hold food drive for the food pantry June 14

The Scarborough Kiwanis Club is conducting a food drive through June 14 to benefit the Scarborough Food Pantry.

People are invited to drop off nonperishable food items during business hours at Saco & Biddeford Savings Bank or Ron Forest & Sons Fence Company.

On June 14, between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., drop-off locations will include the First Congregational Church at 167 Black Point Road and Blue Point Congregational Church at 236 Pine Point Road.

Monetary donations can also be made directly to the food pantry. Please make checks payable to: Scarborough Food Pantry c/o Scarborough Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 846, Scarborough, 04074.

For more details, call Kiwanis members Jackie Perry at 883-2451 or Sherry Forest at 883-2775 to arrange for food pick-up or if your business would like to become a drop-off location.


Savings institution donates $50,000 for adult day centers

Bath Savings Institution has donated $50,000 to the Southern Maine Agency on Aging in support of a project to create two new adult day centers that will provide services to adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, as well as advanced support for family caregivers.

The gift from Bath Savings will be used to open adult day centers in Falmouth and Biddeford.

The Falmouth center, which will be named the Stewart Adult Day Center, will be located in the former Lunt School building and is being developed in partnership with the OceanView community. The 4,200-square-foot Stewart Center will serve up to 25 clients per day and will open this summer.

The Biddeford Adult Day Center will be a purpose-built, state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot building on Barra Road, which will serve up to 50 clients with dementia per day; it is expected to open in 2015.