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Artist of the month: Jett Peter

Junior Jett Peter initially grew an interest in art when he was in elementary school, but he developed a much better understanding after taking art classes at the high school for three years.

Jimmy Paugh

March 26, 2020

When  junior Jett Peter was in elementary school, he developed a strong, long-lasting passion for drawing. It all started as just another way Peter could pass time, though it soon grew into a much bigger hobby of his. Now a student in Honors Art 4, Peter has come a long way ever since he picked up a...

Artist of the Month: Angela Yan

Pictured above is one of sophomore Angela Yan’s many drawings. Yan drew the picture for the Scholastic Art Contest in 2017. “I picked origami as the theme because I believed it fit really well and was a cool idea,” Yan said.

Brasen Chi

February 23, 2020

When sophomore Angela Yan was a kindergartener, she realized she had a passion for drawing. It started off as a fun pastime, but it soon developed into a talent that Yan will keep around for the rest of her life. “I started drawing around kindergarten, so around when I was five to six years old,”...

Artist of the Month: Aydan McGah

Junior Aydan McGah has been painting for over five years, ever since she took her first art class at summer camp. “[My favorite piece I’ve created] is a landscape painting of the mountains and flowers. I really loved the picture online, so I just wanted to recreate it,” McGah said.

Christina Taxiarchis

December 2, 2019

One summer, five years ago, junior Aydan McGah partook in a random art class whilst at summer camp. Little did McGah know that she would discover her love for painting, a hobby she would later bring back home. “I have been painting for around five years," McGah said. "I became interested in art...

Artist of the Month: Sam Baron

Young Sam Baron practices the viola. “My favorite part about playing the viola is that it is different,

Christina Taxiarchis

October 29, 2019

While many kids in Wayland choose to pick up an instrument at some point during their career as a student, very few continue playing on the high school level, for it brings about a certain level of commitment. Senior Sam Baron has played the viola since she was in third grade, which in Wayland, is...

Artist of the Month: Katherine Deane

Pictured above is Deane's piece

Christina Taxiarchis and Jessica Reilly

September 23, 2019

Students at WHS may have noticed the new murals in the English wing, specifically the mural near English teacher Gwen Goldin’s classroom. The illustration of hanging stars and books is the work of junior Katherine Deane, who began her artistic endeavors at a very young age. “I began to paint and...

Artist of the Month: Sid Iyer

Senior Sid Iyer, a director of the all-male group the T-tones. Throughout his four years of high school, Iyer went to Nationals, All Easterns, All States and the Senior District competitions for choral music. “I think just generally it’s cool to be creative with music,

Christina Taxiarchis and Nicole Erdekian

May 16, 2019

While many students at WHS join chorus or the orchestra to expand their musical horizons, few students plan to excel and continue their hobby in college. For senior Sid Iyer, he knew that once he started his voice lessons at just five years old, he would stick with singing. Once Iyer entered high...

Artist of the Month: Kaiyang Zhang

Sophomore Kaiyang Zhang playing Snoopy in the WHSTE fall play, 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.' Zhang has been acting for around four years and has been a part of many different plays.

Meredith Prince and Ellie Tyska

April 29, 2019

While acting and participating in plays may be a hobby or a simple pastime for some, it is a deep-rooted passion for sophomore Kaiyang Zhang. Zhang has been acting for around four years and finds inspiration and happiness within the walls of a theater. “I am inspired by the feeling of creativity,...

Artist of the Month: Anika Reichelt

Senior Anika Reichelt received a special award from the Massachusetts Art Education Association titled the

Christina Taxiarchis

March 25, 2019

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

Pictured above is the 2018 Massachusetts Eastern Senior District Orchestra. Senior Rachel Chau shakes the conductor's hand at the end of the concert, in which she served as concertmaster. “I love to play because music is kind of a universal language, and [one] that everyone can understand and pick up on. [Also], you can communicate different ideas and messages through sound,” Chau said.

Christina Taxiarchis and Hailey Robinson

February 26, 2019

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

Christina Taxiarchis and Jessica Reilly

January 15, 2019

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

Freshman Sammy Janoff, December's Artist of the Month, sings to the audience. “As a kid, I did a lot of community theatre and it was always an interest of mine because it combined the three things I really enjoyed doing: acting, singing, and dancing,” Janoff said.

Christina Taxiarchis

December 7, 2018

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

A piece created by senior Gabby Fargnoli. Fargnoli, who has had an interest in Mixed Media from a young age, hopes to pursue her passion after high school. “I think the [work] that I am most proud of would have to be a really, really big piece in eighth grade,

Christina Taxiarchis and Hailey Robinson

October 29, 2018

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...

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