Wayland Student Press

Artist of the Month: Aydan McGah

Artist of the Month: Aydan McGah

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

Artist of the Month: Sam Baron

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

Artist of the Month: Katherine Deane

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

Artist of the Month: Sid Iyer

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

Artist of the Month: Kaiyang Zhang

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

Artist of the Month: Anika Reichelt

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

Artist of the Month: Rachel Chau

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

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

Artist of the Month: Sammy Janoff

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

Artist of the Month: Gabby Fargnoli

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...

Artist of the Month: Sophia Schroeder

Artist of the Month: Sophia Schroeder

Eden Vanslette and Carly Camphausen

March 8, 2018

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

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...

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