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Taylor Frieling: I just go out there every single game and try to give it my all

Taylor Frieling: I just go out there every single game and try to give it my all

Angela Park
May 10, 2015
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[/caption] If there's one thing senior Taylor Frieling is passionate about, it's lacrosse. She has played four seasons on the Wayland High School varsity lacrosse team and will go on next year to play lacrosse for Union College in Schenectady, New York. “Lacrosse was always something I was really inter...

Geoffrey Wang: Everything is clear-cut and logical

Geoffrey Wang: Everything is clear-cut and logical

Angela Park
May 3, 2015
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In fifth grade, Geoffrey Wang started playing around and experimenting with small robotic projects, a hobby that led him to attend Destination Imagination later that year. From then on, his passion for robotics grew into a hobby he still loves to this day. Wang built his first robot in seventh grade, whic...

Liana Frangioni: I don’t think I could ever live a life without dance

Liana Frangioni: I don’t think I could ever live a life without dance

Nandita Subbiah
April 26, 2015
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For junior Liana Frangioni, dance is an integral part of her life. She has been dancing for the last 14 years. “I started dancing because my parents wanted me to have the full 'girlie' experience and to get some energy out on Saturday mornings,” Frangioni said, “I became inspired to cont...

Lina Baranovsky: I like that I can have a positive impact on their lives

Lina Baranovsky: I like that I can have a positive impact on their lives

Whitney Halperin
April 12, 2015
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From reading stories to young children to helping groups of kids with fun crafts, junior Lina Baranovsky spends many of her weekends interacting with children by helping run birthday parties at Noah’s Art in Framingham. Noah’s Art is a children’s art studio company, and Baranovsky has ...

Brianna Fu: The people in my class have become another family in my life

Brianna Fu: The people in my class have become another family in my life

Thomas Chan
April 5, 2015
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Ten years ago, junior Brianna Fu started learning traditional Chinese folk dance. After a couple of years, Fu took a break from dancing but started back up later in elementary school. Her return to dance was through a week long summer dance camp. “My mom forced me to go, but now I like it because I ge...

Elizabeth Miller: There is always a new dive to learn or something to perfect

Elizabeth Miller: There is always a new dive to learn or something to perfect

Nina Haines
March 23, 2015
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School vacations are usually a time for relaxation and travel but not for junior Elizabeth Miller. While all her classmates are at home or on a plane, she’s in the pool, diving six hours a day. Miller started diving her freshman year after gymnastics left her with a stress-fractured back, two spra...

Mandy Judah: I can’t really imagine a year without cookie sales

Mandy Judah:  I can’t really imagine a year without cookie sales

Whitney Halperin
March 15, 2015
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Everybody recognizes those green cardboard boxes with the words “Thin Mints” printed across the front. The round, chocolate-covered cookies inside are synonymous with the Girl Scouts and are a favorite for many. Junior Mandy Judah shows us there’s a lot more to the Girl Scouts than just cook...

Seth Curtin: I just like everything about fishing

Seth Curtin: I just like everything about fishing

Julia Reck
March 8, 2015
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There are many popular indoor hobbies and interests that are easy to do year-round; however, for sophomore Seth Curtin, it was the outdoor sport of fishing that caught his interest despite the changing weather. “I try and go year-round, but in the late summer, like July, and in the early wi...

Ellery Kiefer: It’s a lifestyle that I love

Ellery Kiefer: It’s a lifestyle that I love

Whitney Halperin
March 1, 2015
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There are plenty of students at Wayland High School who decide to try out for winter sports as freshmen, but it’s quite rare that they’ll make a varsity team in their first year. However, sophomore Ellery Kiefer did just that last season. "At first I was the only freshman who made varsity, ...

Dan Castillo: Everything you can’t put into words you can put into a picture

Dan Castillo: Everything you can’t put into words you can put into a picture

Whitney Halperin
February 22, 2015
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Senior Dan Castillo has always loved to draw, sketch and even finger paint his own face, but his third grade teacher, Ms. Royce, really ignited his passion for art by allowing him to complete his homework in an unusual fashion. “She told me to draw her a comic of the homework instead of writ...

Sana Gilani: There is so much organization and responsibility

Sana Gilani: There is so much organization and responsibility

Whitney Halperin
February 9, 2015
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At the end of every year, many students head home holding a big, hardcover Wayland High School Reflector. High schoolers skim through the pages, looking at prom photos, baby pictures and senior blurbs. However, what most students don’t understand is how much hard work goes on behind the scenes....

Nick Kamkari: I feel much more confident

Nick Kamkari: I feel much more confident

Whitney Halperin
February 2, 2015
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Junior Nick Kamkari can often be found at the Metrowest Academy of Jiu Jitsu in Natick. Jiujitsu is a martial art that focuses on leverage, off-balance and the knowledge of anatomy to overcome an attacker, rather than using physical strength and flexibility. Unlike typical types of martial arts, jiujitsu...

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