Wayland Student Press

  • Laura Cole, LSRHS guidance counselor, is chosen as next assistant principal of WHS

  • Wayland recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by NAMM for 10th straight year

  • WSPN to host final SAT practice test fundraiser on April 6

  • Junior Kyle Chen places third in national piano competition

  • WHSTE's "Pronoun" qualifies for state finals at Old John Hancock Hall

  • Retirement party for Happy Hollow Principal Jim Lee on June 6, send favorite memories to [email protected]

  • Class of 2021 selects the Hyatt Regency Boston as next year's prom venue

  • Class of 2022 runs mattress fundraiser

  • CAPA a cappella concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 6

  • Seniors Lauren Campbell, Eric McGonagle, Myle Larsen to host Progressive Dinner on March 30

Artist of the Month: Anika Reichelt

Artist of the Month: Anika Reichelt

Christina Taxiarchis

March 25, 2019


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An important aspect of growing up is finding your interests. Senior Anika Reichelt showed an interest in art all the way back in her preschool days, leading her to find her passion in the art world. “I started doodling as a preschooler, but I started taking it more seriously in middle school," Reichelt...

Artist of the Month: Rachel Chau

Artist of the Month: Rachel Chau

Christina Taxiarchis and Hailey Robinson

February 26, 2019


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During their education at Wayland Public Schools, students have the choice to pick up a string instrument when entering third grade. Most students who choose to play an instrument don’t continue past elementary school, but those who do tend to have a special connection to music. Senior Rachel Chau...

Artist of the month: Shuyu Zhang

Artist of the month: Shuyu Zhang

Christina Taxiarchis and Jessica Reilly

January 15, 2019


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While many WHS students partake in a variety of art classes during high school, very few take the craft seriously. Senior Shuyu Zhang learned to love the art of painting when she began in eighth grade. Years later, her artwork has been selected for the MAEA Recognitions Exhibition, and she has also been...

Artist of the Month: Sammy Janoff

Artist of the Month: Sammy Janoff

Christina Taxiarchis

December 7, 2018


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At a young age, freshman Sammy Janoff discovered that acting was going to play a large role in her life. A big part of growing up involves figuring out one's interests. While some gravitate towards coloring, playing video games or sleeping, others find a passion that they are going to partake in for...

Artist of the Month: Gabby Fargnoli

Artist of the Month: Gabby Fargnoli

Christina Taxiarchis and Hailey Robinson

October 29, 2018


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Throughout their high school careers, students at WHS have to participate in at least one year of art to graduate. However, most people drop the class after finishing the requirement. Only a small percentage of students choose to continue taking some form of an art class throughout high school. Oftenti...

Artist of the Month: Sophia Schroeder

Artist of the Month: Sophia Schroeder

Eden Vanslette and Carly Camphausen

March 8, 2018


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Music has been a passion for junior Sophia Schroeder since her early years, dating all the way back to elementary school. After Schroeder discovered that she didn’t like the violin, her father encouraged her to try playing the acoustic guitar. She picked up the guitar in fifth grade and fell in love...

Artist of the Week: Marjorie Ladas

Artist of the Week: Marjorie Ladas

Emma Nallet

February 13, 2018


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Art is more than a simple hobby for senior Marjorie Ladas, it is a childhood passion. In preschool, she liked doodling in her notebooks. Today, she creates all sorts of watercolor paintings and illustrations with graphite, charcoal or ink. Creation is a central part of her life, as it allows her to express...

Artist of the Week: Veja Kazlas

Artist of the Week: Veja Kazlas

Julia Callini

January 8, 2018


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A senior sits at the expansive art table with a piece of paper in front of her. Her hand curls around a colored pencil, in need of a sharpening from all of its use. Finally, she looks up from her drawing and shakes her hand out from the cramps. The temporary pain of cramping is well worth the reward...

Artist of the Week: Will Danforth

Artist of the Week: Will Danforth

Caitlin Newton

December 6, 2017


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Danforth soloed in the T-Tones' medley of Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer and Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett. For more Wayland A Cappella videos, check out their Youtube channel here. Will Danforth, co-director of Wayland High School Testostertones, will be taking his musical talents past Wayland High ...

Artist of the Week: Lizzie Strehle

Artist of the Week: Lizzie Strehle

Lily Tardif

November 21, 2017


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Beaconed by monotone voices, student’s footsteps fall silently inside the practice room. After clearing her throat, freshman Lizzie Strehle begins to sing. Her voice rings loud and fills the room. A cappella auditions have begun. For most, this scene would be rather frightening, but for Strehle...

Artist of the Week: Sam Tilley

Artist of the Week: Sam Tilley

Caroline Raymond and Caitlin Newton

November 14, 2017


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Senior Sam Tilley sits during class, his pen creating dark lines on the paper. Typically, he draws in black and white, and his drawings are abstract. Tilley’s passion for drawing began when he was little, and now he uses it as a way to stay focused during class. “I’ve been drawing since I was five or s...

Artist of the Week: Lindsay Jacobs

Artist of the Week: Lindsay Jacobs

Lily Tardif

November 1, 2017


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Senior Lindsay Jacobs has been creating art for as long as she can remember. What started out as painting with her family has turned into one of her favorite pastimes. Crafts with her family fostered a love for art that is still with her to this day. “When I was really young I started doing art...

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