Pumpkin sculptor Mo Auger returns to Wayland High School


Credit: Courtesy of Riley Leichliter

On Tuesday, Oct. 25 artist Mo Auger returns to Wayland High School to help WHS’s connect class carve pumpkins for their annual haunted house.

Talia Macchi

On Sunday, Oct. 30, Wayland High School’s Connect class will be holding its annual haunted house from 5 to 9 p.m. at the high school. In preparation for such an event, famous pumpkin sculpture artist Mo Auger will be coming in today, Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. to help Connect carve pumpkins to display at the haunted house.

Auger has been an art educator for many years and began sculpting pumpkins in 1987. He currently resides in Alfred, Maine, with his wife. In previous years, Augur has come down from Maine to WHS to support the Connect class, but due to COVID-19, he has  been unable to until today.

“We are happy to say that he is returning to carve his oversized pumpkin and help us carve our pumpkins for display as part of the haunted house,” Connect teacher Edmund DeHoratius said.

Connect and Auger will be carving pumpkins during periods five and six today in front of the school, so keep your eye out for  giant pumpkins. However, DeHortius sent a message to WHS educators in advance, warning them about the possible distraction from class.

“In case anyone who teaches in those rooms facing the visitor lot are doing anything for which they want to minimize distraction,” DeHortius said.

Once the pumpkins are transformed into spooky faces, they will be available to view throughout the haunted house on Sunday.