WATERVILLE — On seeing Maine for the first time, Mody Gad had the same reaction as many visitors from “Away.”
“Lots of trees,” Gad said. “Lots of trees everywhere.”
Luckily for Gad, Maine has lots of swimming pools, too.
Now, the exchange student from Egypt has a chance to leave Waterville Senior High School with a couple of state championships. Gad is ranked first in both the 100- and 200-yard freestyle for Monday’s Class B state championship meet in Orono, at the University of Maine.