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Sophomore Max Markarian playing a worried John F. Kennedy, gets a visit from freshman Rachel Goldstone, who plays the role of Abraham Lincoln, during “John F. Kennedy Zombie Slayer. This was Goldstones first play with WHSTE. “[Senior one acts] bring out people who might have been interested in performing but perhaps the commitment had been too big for the larger projects, so we sort of get a broader group coming out to perform,” drama teacher Aidan O’Hara said.

WHSTE showcases five senior one-act plays

Penelope Biddle June 16, 2022

The Wayland High School Theater Ensemble continued the tradition of having seniors direct one-act plays on Friday, June 11. The five plays ranged from about 10 to 20 minutes each. The first play was “That...

Hold the phone: Cell phone use at WHS (video)

Join WSPN’s Charlotte Thirman, Liv Tawakol and Genevieve Morrison as they investigate student phone usage. In this video, WHS students and teachers share their views on cell phones in the classroom,...

Green Team increases sustainability with a new composting system

Olivia Tawakol June 11, 2022

Wayland High School's Green Team begins a composting system during all three lunches on May 31. Student volunteers called "Lunch Leaders" help students throw out their waste in the correct bins and hand...

To end the graduation ceremony, the seniors take their graduation caps off and throw them in the air to celebrate becoming official graduates.

Caps off to class of 2022!

Every year, Wayland High School welcomes and honors a new graduating class at graduation. This year, graduation was held at the high school turf on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. This is the first time graduation...

All members of the Window Dance Ensemble come together to pose after the group hip hop dance. They danced to a mash-up of songs, including  “Lollipop” by The Chordettes, “Coming in Hot” by Andie Mineo, “What I Like” by Famous Dex, “Lemon” by N.E.R.D & Rihanna and a remix off of SoundCloud.

Window Dance Ensemble performs “Candyland”

Emma Zocco and Sasha Libenzon June 7, 2022

Wayland High School's Window Dance Ensemble performed their final dance routine of the year on May 25, 2022. The show's theme was "Candyland," and many of the songs had candy-related lyrics, along with...

Senior captain Sammy Johnson brings the ball down the field into Waylands half, looking for an open pass. Not only is Johnson a captain of the lacrosse team, but she was also a basketball captain in the winter.

Girls lacrosse defeats Acton-Boxborough

Sasha Libenzon June 4, 2022

Girls lacrosse put up a close win against Acton-Boxborough (AB) with a score of  11-10 on May 26. Wayland dove into winning from the start, having a 5 - 0 lead before AB put in their first goal. After...

Sophomore Missy Prince stands at the net in ready position while her partner Kally Proctor serves the ball. Being at net means that Prince will more likely hit volleys as opposed to groundstrokes.

Wayland girls tennis falls to Weston on senior night

Hallie Luo and Selena Liu June 3, 2022

The Wayland girls varsity tennis team faces off Weston on home courts during Senior Night. The team celebrated its senior players with a food tent, flowers and posters. Wayland ultimately lost 4-1.

Senior captain Jake Moser braces himself to serve over the net. If a player serves and the ball hits the net, it is counted as a point for the opposing team.

Boys volleyball sets a win against Cambridge Rindge and Latin

Charlotte Thirman June 2, 2022

Wayland boys volleyball serves a win against Cambridge Rindge and Latin on May 26, 2022. Both Wayland and CRLS won sets back and forth but during the fifth set, Wayland emerged victorious with a final...

Candyland: Window Dance Ensemble’s sweet spring show (video)

Sasha Libenzon June 2, 2022

Window Dance Ensemble finished their season with their annual spring show, and this year, the theme was Candyland. The performance was held on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25, and tickets cost $5...

In the finishing scene of the play, the entire cast of Epic Proportions rallies on stage and strikes a pose. This scene, as well as several others, occurs as a voice-over by the narrator (played by senior Harrison Dietzius) talks to the audience. My favorite thing about being in this play was just getting to do one last show [before I graduate], Dietzius said. Just getting to be in one more show with all the people that Ive been [in the theater ensemble] with for the past four years before I leave was really nice.

WHSTE Presents: “Epic Proportions” dress rehearsal

Aimee Smith and Kally Proctor June 1, 2022

Wayland High School Theater Ensemble (WHSTE) conducted their final dress rehearsal for their play “Epic Proportions,” on Wednesday, May 18 and the performances took place the following three days....

Sophomore Ellie Barenboyem points to the options at the Shabby Gourmet Health Shakes and Smoothies food truck which was a vendor at the event. The Wayland Music Festival was planned several years in advance but suffered a significant delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wayland jams out at the Wayland Music Festival

Genevieve Morrison and Nina Wilson May 31, 2022

On Saturday, May 21, the first Wayland Music Festival took place on the lawn of the Wayland Town Center. With live music, food, face painting and other activities, the festival attracted many Wayland residents....

The clock tracking the 5k runners starts up as the run begins. WHS wellness teacher John Berry gave the clock to the McInnis family. Berry is close friends with the McInnis family and Williams uncle. To the right of the clock was a framed photo of William holding a football for runners to look at when they reached the end of the race.

Wayland comes together for the William’s Run

Sophia Oppenheim May 28, 2022

This past winter, the Wayland community mourned the loss of second grader William McInnis. To celebrate William's life and to raise money to plant a garden in his honor at Loker Elementary School, Williams'...

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