• January 10Classes will dismiss for break the week of Monday, Feb. 21 and will resume Monday, Feb. 28
  • October 16Wayland High School to offer free lunches for all students for the entire 2021-2022 school year
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Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

The student news site of Wayland High School

Wayland Student Press

Junior Hunter Harris exercises during a Weightlifting Club meeting in the weight room. I started [Weightlifting Club] to be a friendly face in the gym and to help others that are also trying to get into lifting, Harris said.

Hunter Harris: Weightlifting helps me to learn from my mistakes

Genevieve Morrison January 12, 2022

It's 6:30 a.m. on a Monday. The morning sun still hides behind the horizon, and the school day is a whole two hours away. A few custodians and teachers trickle into the mostly empty building. However,...

The three Boyajian sisters (left to right), freshman Julianna Boyajian, junior Bella Boyajian and senior Lily Boyajian stand with their gifts they collected for the Department of Children and Families holiday party. The Boyajian family has always had an interest in helping less fortunate children receive gifts when they wake up on Christmas morning. By collecting toys it could allow them to have a normal Christmas if their families arent able to afford any gifts, Lily Boyajian said.

Lily Boyajian: The true meaning of the holiday season

Sammy Johnson January 4, 2022

Running down the stairs, seeing all the presents under the tree and ripping wrapping paper apart is something that many kids look forward to during the holiday season. Unfortunately, far too many children...

It might not look like it, but that’s all one sheet of paper. After many angular folds, Senior Lucas Pralle finished his spiral tessellation. “Getting the final model was the hardest part,” Pralle said. “But I really enjoy how origami tests my patience.”

Not your average crane

Brasen Chi December 15, 2021

Crease by crease. Fold by fold. Senior Lucas Pralle has spent the past eight years perfecting his form and expression of origami, a tradition started by the Japanese many years ago. He started as a fourth...

Freshman Maya Noyes beams at the camera as she stands next to her “Chopped Junior” work station. In 2019, Noyes competed on the popular Food Network show, “Chopped Junior,” in which she was crowned the winner. In addition to competing on “Chopped Junior,” Noyes has vast culinary experience since she was only five or six years old. “[My family and I] would watch a ton of cooking shows, like with my parents and my sister, and we’ve watched “Chopped” since I was five and thats kind of when I’d be like ‘oh [cooking] is really cool,’” Noyes said. “I started helping my parents out cooking dinner, and I probably fell in love with it around five or six [years old].”

Maya Noyes: “Just do it, even if there’s a possibility that it might not happen”

Delia Caulfield December 1, 2021

High school can be a time to discover one's passion and future career interests. Although freshmen Maya Noyes’ passion for cooking was showcased after winning “Chopped Junior,” a popular cooking...

Bede is surrounded by teammates as he celebrates his goal. Following the move, Bede has adjusted quickly to the new culture that surrounds him. All the guys are great, Bede said. Its really fun to play with players [of their] talent.

Going all in: Daniel Bede’s journey to the Revolution Youth Academy

Dante Coppola November 8, 2021

For many athletes, especially those serious about their sport, their dreams revolve around playing at the next level. Some even have aspirations of making it to the very top. For senior soccer player Daniel...

Senior Grace Stephenson as a ghoul-scout when she was in elementary school. Stephenson has always loved Halloween and creating homemade costumes. I like the spooky season, Stephenson said. I think my mom and I get competitive about it. Not against each other, but we want to make a good costume. We want to be the best.

Grace Stephenson: “We want to make a good costume. We want it to be the best.”

Joanna Barrow November 5, 2021

Since the age of six months old, senior Grace Stephenson has sported elaborate, handmade costumes for Halloween. The work begins over the summer, when Stephenson and her mom Fiona Stephenson brainstorm...

Hannah Gordon: Volunteering is a Great Way to Help Others

Hannah Gordon: Volunteering is a Great Way to Help Others

Jacqueline Cahaly November 3, 2021

In this podcast, co-broadcast editor Jackie Cahaly interviews WHS junior Hannah Gordon about her experience volunteering. Gordon has worked both locally and abroad, including a service trip to Costa Rica...

Doug Curtin: Its great to see kids break records and have success

Doug Curtin: It’s great to see kids break records and have success

Deirdre Brown November 1, 2021

In this podcast, co-broadcast editor Deirdre Brown interviews former WHS swimmer and record holder Doug Curtin about his journey throughout his swim career. Curtin currently coaches for both Wellesley...

Junior Alexina McQuilkin hopes to help local businesses as they fight through the struggles of the pandemic. McQuilkin came up with the idea of using an app to help promote local businesses. “I knew nothing about business or apps, but I was pretty passionate about this idea and I also had so much free time because of [COVID-19],” McQuilkin said. “I decided to see where this idea could go.”

Alexina McQuilkin: “COVID-19 has severely hurt small businesses and they need our help”

Tess Alongi October 25, 2021

When COVID-19 hit in the spring of 2020, many students’ once busy days were left empty. Current junior, Alexina McQuilkin found herself in said situation. McQuilkin, a three-sport athlete who is not...

Annie Long update: 50k to 360k

Annie Long update: 50k to 360k

Isabella Ciasullo and Bryn Curtin June 16, 2021

Freshman Annie Long provides insight on the evolution of her Youtube channel and obstacles she faces in production. She touches on the reactions she receives from community members and her subscribers....

Sophomore Grace Marto poses with her thrifted clothes that she gathered for her non-profit business Clothes for Campers. “I started clothes for campers for the camp I go to, Camp Burgess & Hayward. Im CITing there for a month this summer, and part of my responsibility is to raise money for camp.”

Grace Marto: Raising money for kids to go to camp

Nandhana Nair and Alexina McQuilkin June 16, 2021

While many students usually donate or throw out their old clothes, sophomore Grace Marto came up with the idea of “Clothes for Campers” in December 2020. At this time, Marto also applied for the Counselor-In-Training...

Sophomore Declan Murphy explains the expectations and rules of his program to his WHAM tutors through their mandatory orientation Zoom call. Weeks later he was able to start pairing these tutors with middle school students so the tutoring could begin. “Seventy people from the high school were signed up to be a tutor,” Murphy said.

WHAM: The students become the teachers

Jessica Feist and Sophia Oppenheim June 10, 2021

Sophomore Declan Murphy took on the role of a leader, teacher and philanthropist when he started his new tutoring program: WHAM (Wayland High school Academic Mentors), a free tutoring program where WHS...

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