• November 2Gov. Charlie Baker issues new 10 P.M. - 5 A.M. curfew for all Massachusetts residents starting on Friday, Nov. 6
  • October 28WHS confirms first positive COVID-19 case on Oct. 27
  • October 16Students can now purchase their parking passes for $100
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2020-2021 school year
  • October 5As of Oct. 2, there are two active cases of COVID-19 in Wayland
  • October 5Freshmen guidance seminars to begin on Wed. Oct. 7
  • October 5Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston has reentered the red category of COVID-19 infections as of Oct. 2
  • October 5Hybrid learning scheduled to begin on Oct. 19

Wayland Student Press

Jim Girard: Coaching is “the best job in the world”

In addition to his work at WHS, guidance counselor Jim Girard loves his job as a football coach currently working for Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School. “I enjoy working with student-athletes, I enjoy competition [and] I enjoy the camaraderie,
Jacqueline Cahaly November 16, 2020

Many students at WHS know and have worked with guidance counselor Jim Girard. One of his many responsibilities is working alongside students during their college application process as marked by the numerous...

Emily Grieco: Skating pushes you to work your hardest

Sophomore Emily Grieco stands in her locker room before the New England Regional Figure Skating Championships. Grieco has a hidden talent for figure skating, an uncommon sport that has brought her many successes and has taught her many life lessons. “[I have learned] to work hard for the sport, and just in life in general,
Deirdre Brown November 2, 2020

Sophomore Emily Grieco discovered her passion for figure skating when she first started at two years old. She went on to start competing at the age of five and continued around the country to compete in...

Mingle Li: Joining a meeting is as simple as clicking a button

Senior Mingle Li developed an application called WHSRemote that allows students to configure their classes and Zoom links in one simple spot. “Say on Monday, you have four classes. I [needed] to represent that with some sort of structure,” Li said.
Max Brande October 20, 2020

When school went remote this past March, our way of learning changed as we knew it. Students went from remembering classroom numbers to having to keep track of endless Zoom and Google Meet links. For many,...

Megan Chau: Anyone can appreciate art

Junior Megan Chau's drawing of a cat. Chau is an experienced drawer with national awards under her belt. 
“I do think drawing for me is a creative outlet,
Joanna Barrow October 16, 2020

Junior Megan Chau began her first artistic ventures in elementary school, and since then, she has grown to become a nationally recognized artist. She has garnered two Scholastic silver medals and one honorable...

Lily Yu: Art conveys emotion

Sophomore Lily Yu creates a drawing of an old woman. Yu won a National Gold Medal from Scholastic for this piece. “I think art is a lot like music because it makes up for the shortcomings that every language has,
Eliya Howard-Delman June 16, 2020

Sophomore Lily Yu discovered her passion for art in kindergarten when she first started to draw. The freedom of expression that art gives to a person initially pulled her in. Yu has traditionally done...

Gina Cournoyer: Cheer is so much more than what happens on the mat

After team dinner, Rocket Cheer head coach Gina Cournoyer (middle of top row) surprises her athletes as they prepare to compete at the Superbowl of all-star cheerleading, the World Championship.
Kaitlyn Mabe May 21, 2020

Almost everyone has had a role model, mentor or someone that inspires them in some aspect of their life. Coaches, throughout their careers in athletics, take on the biggest role in pushing the development...

Silvija Grava: Animals are equals

Sophomore Silvija Grava feeds Jay the horse in Kanab, Utah.
Lindsey Brown May 12, 2020

While many WHS students have pets at home that they love, sophomore Silvija Grava has a passion for all animals. Grava volunteers weekly at a local animal shelter, travels to animal sanctuaries around...

Jason Shu: Another set toward success

Sophomore Jason Shu watches an ongoing meet before it’s his turn to race.
Jonathan Zhang April 30, 2020

For sophomore Jason Shu, swimming is more than just a sport. It’s a safe haven from the challenges of school, and something that keeps him going. Although Shu was recently crowned fastest sophomore in...

Taylor Hsu: Tennis helps me learn to treat everyone equally

A volunteer who works with the organization ACEing Autism helps a little girl hold a tennis racket. ACEing Autism is an organization that was started to help kids with autism learn how to play tennis and there are many volunteers that help out.
Sammy Johnson April 14, 2020

Many high school kids at this age can have trouble finding a job they enjoy that pays well. For sophomore Taylor Hsu, this isn’t the case. For the past two years, Hsu has been working at the local Longfellow...

Ligiah Villalobos: Open up yourself to the possibilities of what your life can be

Ligiah Villalobos is a Latina writer and producer, and she is pictured above next to famous actor Eugenio Derbez who starred in her film
Meredith Prince and Allie Nunn April 2, 2020

From a young age, famous Latina producer and writer Ligiah Villalobos knew that the arts and entertainment industry failed to tell the true stories of the Latino community. After studying dance and cultural...

Hannah Marton: I cannot imagine not playing an instrument

Math teacher and local aspiring musician Hannah Marton smiles for the camera. “I didn’t know what instrument to choose, so I asked Mr. O ‘what should I play? He said, ‘Smile at me. You have an overbite. Play the clarinet,’ and that’s how I ended up with the clarinet,
Alyssa Dickstein March 25, 2020

For as long as she could remember, math teacher Hannah Marton wanted to play an instrument. When retired WMS band director Diane Muffitt started a band for adults who had never played an instrument or...

Hartley Peck: we [are] able to just go on stage and have the time of our lives

Peck bends her back leg into an attitude as she preforms her solo on the competition stage. “My favorite thing about competitive dance is that you get a lot of adrenaline in the moment because it’s so high pressure, but also really fun,” Peck said. Peck is dances with both Window Dance Ensemble and Broadway Bound Dance Center.
Jessica Reilly February 27, 2020

While many Wayland students might be familiar with junior Hartley Peck from her performances with the Window Dance Ensemble, Peck’s dancing extends far beyond the WHS theater. Peck dances at the competitive...

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