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

Lara Bencsics: “I wanted to help animals and see how a real life farm works”

Lara Bencsics: “I wanted to help animals and see how a real life farm works”

Cammy Lehr

April 13, 2019


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For students at WHS to be able to get their privileges in junior and senior year, they have to complete a certain number of volunteer hours. For many, volunteering is only about reaching this goal, but for sophomore Lara Bencsics, giving back to the community means much more. To her, helping with animals...

Tristan Wolff: I want to play music for the rest of my life

Tristan Wolff: I want to play music for the rest of my life

Aiden Chitkara

April 10, 2019


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Many Wayland High School students enjoy playing an instrument to escape reality and enter the musical world, but there aren’t many students who excel in their field as much as junior Tristan Wolff. Wolff is one of the most talented viola players in all of New England. At one point in time, Wolff was...

Madeeha Syeda: Your mindset will change over time, even if you don’t think you can do it

Madeeha Syeda: Your mindset will change over time, even if you don’t think you can do it

Emily Chafe

March 27, 2019


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For freshman Madeeha Syeda, mixed martial arts is not only a sport that she is passionate about but also a source of great confidence. For the past eight years, training in martial arts has transformed her life. When she lived in India, Syeda’s parents introduced her to karate. After moving to ...

Abby Gavron: Softball opened my eyes to the leader I can be

Abby Gavron: Softball opened my eyes to the leader I can be

Max Brande

March 20, 2019


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For many sophomore athletes, the spring season means junior varsity - less pressure from coaches as well as fewer competitive games. For sophomore Abby Gavron, however, that is not the case. Gavron has played for the varsity softball team since her freshman year. This year, she has already stepped up...

Alanna Xue: When you’re playing, you forget all the background noise and just focus on making it beautiful

Alanna Xue: When you’re playing, you forget all the background noise and just focus on making it beautiful

Joanna Barrow

March 13, 2019


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Countless students at WHS play an instrument, but few find much true zeal and joy in their musicianship. For freshman Alanna Xue, playing the violin is personally rewarding. Since she was four years old, Xue has been mastering her musical skills. Xue's father’s love of the violin compelled him to...

Meet Coach P. (video)

Meet Coach P. (video)

Carly Camphausen, Alyssa Dickstein, and Madeline Maurer

March 7, 2019


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Coach Scott Parseghian has been a member of the Wayland community since he graduated in 1992. He is the wellness director for grades K-12, the football and wrestling coach, adviser to the class of 2022, and he's impacted the lives of many students at WHS.

Keita Williams: Piano lets me express myself in ways I can’t through words

Keita Williams: Piano lets me express myself in ways I can’t through words

Isabella Arenas

February 28, 2019


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Many students choose to play instruments to showcase their artistic talent. To expand their artistic talents, some go to the extent of composing their own music. This includes freshman Keita Williams, who has composed a number of his own pieces on the piano. Williams never imagined himself playing...

Mateos Norian: Soccer gives me an opportunity to expend my energy in a social or fun way

Mateos Norian: Soccer gives me an opportunity to expend my energy in a social or fun way

Carly Camphausen

February 14, 2019


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Many WHS student-athletes seeking the next-level playing experience have committed to playing their sport at their dream schools. Non-athletes have to undergo what is seen as a much more riveting process, filled with the uncertainty of applying to many schools. But a verbal commitment to sports actually s...

Molly Kooshan: There’s a whole world out here

Molly Kooshan: There’s a whole world out here

Alex Janoff

February 6, 2019


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The Friday afternoon before Columbus Day Weekend, math teacher Molly Kooshan was wrapping up her classes and heading home. While many students and teachers looked forward to taking the extra day off to relax or get ahead on work, Kooshan had an eventful weekend planned. Over the course of the next ...

Mabel Xu: It’s just a matter of going and trying

Mabel Xu: It’s just a matter of going and trying

Caterina Tomassini

January 30, 2019


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For as long as she can recall, sophomore Mabel Xu could always be found expressing her love for food in the kitchen. Cuisine plays such a large role in Xu’s life that she now runs an Instagram account that details her love for food. As she grew, so did her passion for cooking. Xu’s passion for...

Edmond Giang: When I step into the pool, nothing else enters my mind

Edmond Giang: When I step into the pool, nothing else enters my mind

Christos Belibasakis

January 16, 2019


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Senior Edmond Giang’s passion for swimming developed in the Wayland Community Pool when he was just in the first grade, swimming for the Mighty Ducks USA competition team. Since first grade, Giang’s reason for swimming switched from a way to pass time to being competitive. Giang swam for club teams...

Abi MacDonald: Basketball is where I can be myself and make new friends

Abi MacDonald: Basketball is where I can be myself and make new friends

Eden Vanslette

January 9, 2019


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Junior Abi MacDonald’s love for basketball started on the Wayland basketball courts. Every winter since first grade, MacDonald has been dribbling up the courts and putting points on the board for both Wayland teams and, starting in third grade, for Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball teams as well. In...

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