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Wayland High graduate wins Kleban musical theater award

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Wayland Town Crier 3/24/17: Wayland High graduate wins Kleban musical theater award. Daniel Zaitchik (WHS ’98) can trace his love of music to writing and playing songs as a child. His family includes musicians and music lovers, and growing up he listened to a variety of genres including gospel, oldies and classical. And, Zaitchik participated in the Wayland High School theater program under the leadership of teacher Richard Weingartner.

Megan Pierce (WHS ’13) wins national championships in 400 IM and 200 yd butterfly

DIVISION III WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Wayland students to perform in NAfME ensembles

Wayland Town Crier 3/17/17: Wayland students to perform in NAfME ensembles. Two Wayland High School students were chosen to perform in the National Association for Music Education’s All-Eastern Honors Ensembles. The biennial event brings together top student musicians from 12 states to rehearse and perform a culminating concert. Zachary Knapp and Christopher Laven have been selected for the honor.

Wayland resident gets award from ALS Association

Wayland Town Crier 3/7/17: Wayland resident gets award from ALS Association. Stephen Winthrop of Wayland received the national Hero Award at the ALS Association’s Annual Leadership Conference in Irvine, California, on Feb. 3. Winthrop, who has lived with ALS since November of 2013, has served for the past two years as a national trustee of the ALS Association.

More on the heroes online here.

Wayland resident wins Holbein Award

Wayland Town Crier 2/8/17: Wayland resident wins Holbein Award. Wayland resident Maryann Goblick received the Holbein Award for her painting “Apples and Bittersweet” in the 2017 New England Watercolor Society Signature Members Show, on exhibit through Feb. 26 at the Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury St., Boston.

Minnesota-based watercolorist Andy Evansen was this year’s exhibition judge. The show is free to attend, and the hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

For information and a gallery of images from the exhibit, go to newenglandwatercolorsociety.org.

The WBA brings “Warrior Tank” to Wayland High School

Wayland Business Association Members Dave Larson (Joint Ventures Physical Therapy and Fitness), Chris Riffle (Baystate Financial), Paul Morenberg (Law Office of Paul W. Morenberg), and Donna Testa (Century 21 Commonwealth), all did their best shark impressions as they evaluated and invested in product ideas from Wayland High School Students’ Entrepreneurship Class.

Under the tutelage of Wayland High School Business teacher, Fred Lehmann, the classes decide on products to bring from concept to sale, then build teams with CEOs, CFOs, CMOs and learn the ups and downs of the long road to making real money!

This year’s products included D’Jerky (a beef jerky), Waykool (Wayland branded Koozies), Walking Warrior (a Wayland branded dog leash) and Chargewear (a wearable iphone recharger).  All products were well vetted and each product received funding from the Wayland Business Association sharks.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of the products and supporting Wayland High School, visit the Facebook page of each business by clicking on the links above; talk to a Wayland High School student; or you can email Fred Lehmann. We’re hoping to build on this year’s success to bring an open-to-the-public community event in years to come!

Below are 2 of the teams that received funding:

 

Submitted by Dave Larson

17 Wayland musicians selected for all-state festival

Wayland High School had a record twenty-two students earn a recommendation to audition for All-State this year. Of the twenty-two, the following seventeen students will represent the district at the All-State festival this year!

Student Grade Group Instrument
Marc Bacharach 12 vocal Bass
Rachel Chau 10 strings Violin
Julia de los Reyes 10 strings Violin
Brendan Ho 9 strings Violin
Siddhanth Iyer 10 vocal Tenor
McKenna Kelemanik 9 winds Tuba
Zachary Knapp 11 vocal Bass
Matthew Ludwig 12 strings Cello
Dylan Rader 11 strings String Bass
Nick Smith 10 vocal Bass
Andy Wang 10 vocal Tenor
Jesse Wang 9 strings String Bass
Mae Zhang 10 percussion Mallets
Sarah Zhang 10 strings Violin
Alexander Zhong 10 strings Violin
Alexander Zhu 11 strings Viola
The festival will be held in Boston on March 9-11 with the culminating performance at Boston’s Symphony Hall on March 11, 2017.