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On Monday, June 10, the annual Underclassmen Awards ceremony took place inside of WHSs auditorium.

I think that these awards bring motivation to [WHS] students to preform well academically, Sophomore Rufat Hasanov said.
WHS hosts the annual Underclassman Awards ceremony
June 15, 2024
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ICYMI: Week of April 22 – Student Council’s Field Night, 2024-2025 SADD leaders and the impact of farmers markets

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In the weekly series, “In Case You Missed It,” News Editor Selena Liu summarizes stories from the past week with links to the corresponding WSPN article.

Features:
Staff Reporters Elyssa Grillo, Jillian Mele, Jessi Dretler and Carolina Sdoia highlighted farmers markets and their impact on the community. Staff Reporter Vanessa Taxiarchis interviewed the 2024-2025 SADD leaders.
Meanwhile, Staff Reporters Maddie Zajac and Annika Martins spotlighted Annabelle Zhang’s badminton career. Staff Reporter Addison Voight produced a mental health Q&A.
Sports:
Staff Reporters Edge Wheeler and Dretler discussed the hidden stress of high school sports tryouts.
“Sports tryouts can be stressful and overwhelming for some students who are trying to balance academics, family and sports,” Wheeler and Dretler said. “There are many differing opinions on tryouts and how they affect students’ lives.”
Opinion:
Staff Reporters Alex Evangelista and Wheeler shared their opinions on why MCAS should not be required to graduate.
“Passing MCAS exams is currently required to graduate from a Massachusetts public school,” Evangelista and Wheeler wrote. “However, we believe the exams are an inaccurate and unfair measurement of students’ cognitive abilities.”
A&E:
Staff Reporter Sophia Verma spotlighted the band Steeples and Satellites. Staff Reporter Torryn Carlson reviewed the movie “Damsel.”
Multimedia:
Co-Editor Sasha Libenzon photographed the track and field team’s loss to Weston. Staff Reporters Marissa Mendoza and Sofia Ciciarelli produced a gallery on WHS Student Council’s Field Night. Evangelista and Wheeler photographed the boys varsity lacrosse team’s loss to Westford Academy.
Podcast:
Staff Reporters Melina Barris, Sdoia and Verma broke down Wayland’s news in Weekly Breakdown Episode 82. Staff Reporters Bowen Morrison, Grillo, Dretler and Sdoia shared their opinions on the stress of prom preparation.

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Selena Liu
Selena Liu, News Editor
Selena Liu, Class of 2024, is a third year reporter and the news editor for WSPN. She is a two-time captain of the cross country team, as well as a captain of both the indoor track and the tennis teams at WHS. She is also her class's vice president. Outside of school, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and writing for her column Breaking Down Breaking News. Contact: [email protected]
Alyssa Ao
Alyssa Ao, Co-Graphics Editor
Alyssa Ao, Class of 2025, is a co-graphics editor for WSPN. She is also one of the Math Team captains and co-president of the Art Club. Outside of school, she enjoys art, playing piano and watching TV. Contact: [email protected]
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