Wayland Student Press

  • AP government and politics class to run student elections during lunches on May 23 and 24

  • Nicole Haghdoust selected for the World Language Department Chair position in place of Melissa Bryant

  • Sean Gass, head of Upper School at the Salem Academy Charter School, to replace Ethan Dolleman as assistant principal

  • Boys hockey head coach Rian Murray to leave Wayland

  • White power symbol discovered in WHS bathroom, authorities investigating

  • Boys varsity crew head coach Shayne Bolduc leaves

  • Dolleman to leave WHS for principalship at Norton High School

  • Wayland recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by NAMM for 10th straight year

  • 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

Clarissa Briasco-Stewart: I help tell the story in the same way that the music helps tell the story in a musical

Clarissa Briasco-Stewart: I help tell the story in the same way that the music helps tell the story in a musical

Madeline Maurer

May 8, 2019


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Anyone who has ever set foot on a stage understands how much work goes on among the numerous branches of an ensemble. Behind every actor, dancer, singer and performer, there is a team of hardworking and talented people who help them make their show amazing. From technical to scene work and beyond, it ta...

Emma Gardner: CrossFit has made me into who I am and who I’m going to be

Emma Gardner: CrossFit has made me into who I am and who I’m going to be

Meredith Prince

May 2, 2019


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For some students, it takes many years of searching and discovering to find something they are truly passionate about and want to pursue in their life. However, sophomore Emma Gardner has already found her calling in the complex of CrossFit New England. Gardner started doing CrossFit in December 2017,...

Ava Korzeniowski: The first things you make aren’t going to be good and that’s okay because you learn from experience

Ava Korzeniowski: The first things you make aren’t going to be good and that’s okay because you learn from experience

Alyssa Dickstein

April 25, 2019


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Sophomore Ava Korzeniowski sewed her own dress for the Sophomore Semi Formal. This might sound unusual, but if you’ve met her, you’d know that this dress is just one creation in a long line of her original designs. Korzeniowski has been sewing since she was ten years old, and with lots of hard work,...

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 ...

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