The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

Updates
The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

Ready to unlock your potential? Whether tutoring or test prep, we’ve got you covered. Check out our low-stress, high-impact approach to academic support—just as individualized as you are.

Follow us on Instagram
Advertisement
ICYMI: June 10 - The Class of 2024s graduation, volleyball state championship and Junes Fashionista of the Month
ICYMI: June 10 - The Class of 2024's graduation, volleyball state championship and June's Fashionista of the Month
June 17, 2024
Stay Informed with WSPN With Our Newsletter

Whs Compliments: I hoped that this page would bring happiness to a lot of people

width="470"
Pictured above is the profile picture of the anonymous Facebook page, Whs Compliments. The page allows students to submit anonymous compliments to each other. “The best compliments are specific, creative and funny, and they go to people who really deserve them,” the admin said.
If you have logged onto Facebook in the past month or so and scrolled down your newsfeed, you have probably noticed a bunch of statuses from an account complimenting Wayland High School students.

The account is an anonymously run page titled “Whs Compliments,” created by a student for WHS students to send compliments to each other anonymously.

The page was first created last December, but it didn’t become very active until the 2013-2014 school year. Whs Compliments hoped the page would become as popular as those that she had seen for other schools, but when few people were using it last winter, the admin became worried.

“After last year, when not many people sent things in, I didn’t think it was really going to take off,” Whs Compliments said.

The admin was inspired by pages similar to hers that were popular at other high schools and colleges. She created the account so people could recognize their friends or compliment people that they were too shy to in person.

“I hoped that this page would bring happiness to a lot of people and that it would give recognition to people who normally aren’t recognized. It’s also a way for people to compliment people they don’t necessarily know very well,” the admin said. “What I like about it is that it makes both the person who sends in the compliment and the person who gets the compliment feel good.”

Although the admin loves posting almost all of the compliments she receives, she has a couple favorites. One of those was for senior Anna Lifland; “Banana Splitland has the body of a goddess. And she’s absolutely brilliant. And her dark sarcastic humor always makes my day. Keep on doin’ you Anna, you rock. Pretty much you are Hermione Granger.”

“The best compliments are specific, creative and funny, and they go to people who really deserve them,” the admin said.

Another favorite was one accidentally posted on the timeline of Whs Compliments, instead of being messaged to the admin so that it could be published anonymously.

The admin has fun posting the creative and entertaining compliments she receives, but she does have to do some filtering. Not everything that is sent can be posted, such as over the top inside jokes. The struggle lies in deciding if someone is being serious when they send really ridiculous compliments.

“If they are genuine, I definitely don’t want to refrain from posting them,” Whs Compliments said.

Whs Compliments hopes that the page will continue after she graduates, and she is considering passing it on to a younger student when the time comes.

Many students are curious about the admin’s identity, but she wants to keep it secret.

“I honestly feel like I am getting way more credit than I deserve because the people that are really doing the good stuff here are the people who send in compliments,” she said.

The admin has also found it hard to keep her identity hidden. Her friends often question who it is or simply wonder out loud who is behind the page.

“I want to stay anonymous for the same reason that the compliments are posted anonymously: to keep the focus on the person being complimented. I think it adds to a nice thing when you know people aren’t doing it to get credit for it.”

View Comments (1)
Donate to Wayland Student Press
$260
$1500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Wayland High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment, cover our annual website hosting costs and sponsor admission and traveling costs for the annual JEA journalism convention.

More to Discover
Donate to Wayland Student Press
$260
$1500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (1)

All Wayland Student Press Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • T

    the truthOct 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    REVEAL YOURSELF

    Reply
Activate Search
Whs Compliments: I hoped that this page would bring happiness to a lot of people