ICYMI: Week of September 30


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Meredith Prince

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

WSPN’s Kyle Chen and reporter Jonathan Zhang discussed two WHS students who have qualified for National Merit Scholarships.

Meanwhile, WSPN’s Joanna Barrow and reporter Emily Chafe took a close look into the child marriage ban that passed in the Massachusetts Senate.

WSPN’s Caroline Lampert analyzed anxiety at WHS and offered solutions to calming students’ stress.

“Honestly, I don’t think it’s the school, I think it’s the town,” school nurse Amy Schoeff said. “It’s high-functioning, high-level parents that want you guys to go to the biggest and the best [places] and do the best that you absolutely can.”

Editor Christina Taxiarchis and WSPN’s Jessica Reilly looked behind the scenes of the WHS a cappella groups and the auditioning process.

“We lost five members, we added another five, so I am feeling like there is a lot of new juice in the group, and everyone is really energetic and ready to go,” senior T-Tones Director Sidney Toga said.

WSPN’s Caterina Tomassini discussed learning disabilities at WHS and how students use IEPs as a test-taking tool.