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Wayland Woman Honored As ‘Unsung Heroine’

Wayland Patch 6/20/19: Wayland Woman Honored As ‘Unsung Heroine’. A Wayland resident was honored as an unsung heroine for her work in the community. Jean Bates Pratt was honored at the Statehouse on Tuesday by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

Atharva Weling named winner of Freedom Prize

Wayland Student Press 6/19/19: Atharva Weling named winner of Freedom Prize. Sophomore Atharva Weling is the winner of the 14th annual Freedom Prize Essay contest. Not only does Weling get to put this honorary title on his future college resumé, but he also walked away with a $500 check and a framed certificate.

The Wayland National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winners

Wayland Patch 5/8/19: The Wayland National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winners. Three Wayland students have been named winners of the 2019 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship. The merit scholar winners, announced Wednesday, were among 2,500 winners nationwide and were selected from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists.

Wayland resident earns highest honor in Girl Scouts

Wayland Town Crier 4/9/18: Wayland resident earns highest honor in Girl Scouts. Wayland High School junior Amelia Ao has earned the highest award in Girl Scouting – the Gold Award – for creating therapeutic art workshops to help local seniors. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts will honor Ao and other Gold Award winners with a ceremony in June at the State House.

WHS Senior Nathan Zhao selected as Massachusetts Journalist of the Year

The Journalism Education Association announced its state winners of their Journalist of the Year honor, and selected Nathan Zhao (advisor Mary Barber) as its 2019 Massachusetts Journalist of the Year.

Weston and Wayland students combine sports and volunteering

Wayland Town Crier 4/2/19: Weston and Wayland students combine sports and volunteering. Alyssa Azzam of Weston and Jason Haims of Wayland serve their local communities generously with a focus on students and athletics. They received the Rising Youth Leadership Award in February, presented by the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland. Both sophomores were also recognized with citations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Wayland named to the Best Communities for Music Education list by the NAMM Foundation for the 10th year in a row

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Wayland met or exceeded standards for funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and community support for the music programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.  The award recognizes the commitment and dedication of the Wayland Public Schools to music and the arts as innovative learning opportunities for a well-rounded education.
Congratulations to the Wayland Public School system and our Wayland Music Educators!