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Wayland resident unanimously receives volunteer award

Wayland Town Crier 12/5/18:Wayland resident unanimously receives volunteer award. The Parmenter Foundation presented Sue Kuan of Wayland with the Grace Johnson Volunteer Award on Nov. 1 for her dedication to the Parmenter Food Pantry.

Conservation Commission awards 2018 Ken Moon Conservation Award to Marylynn Gentry

The Conservation Commission is very pleased to announce that Marylynn Gentry is the recipient of the 2018 Ken Moon Conservation Award.

Marylynn exemplifies the ethic of conservation work through action. Her commitment to land protection and stewardship while serving on the Commission and in other capacities has made an indelible imprint on the open spaces in Wayland and the surrounding region.

The Commission sincerely commends and thanks MaryLynn for her spirited leadership, extraordinary dedication and myriad of accomplishments over her many years of conservation service to the Town.

Weston-Wayland Rotary honors first students of new school year

Wayland Town Crier 11/1/18: Weston-Wayland Rotary honors first students of new school year. Victoria Andreasen of Wayland and Jacey Hinton of Weston received the first Rising Youth Leadership Award of 2018-19, presented by the Rotary Club of Weston and Wayland, on Oct. 18. Both sophomores were also recognized with citations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Wayland’s Winner wins fire educator of the year award

Wayland Town Crier 9/30/18: Wayland’s Winner wins fire educator of the year award. A veteran Wayland firefighter was honored Wednesday for his work educating people about fire safety. Firefighter Todd Winner received the 2018 Fire & Life Safety Educator of the Year Award at the 24th annual Fire & Life Safety Education Conference at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center.

WHS’ Tri-M Music Honor Society was honored as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Tri-M National Chapter challenge.

WHS’ Tri-M Music Honor Society was honored as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Tri-M National Chapter challenge.  See

From the challenge’s website:

“This year’s Chapter Challenge ran from March 1 – March 31, in coordination with Music In Our Schools Month®.

Since 2011, Give A Note Foundation has conducted national awareness campaigns and raised funds to support and strengthen music education programs across the U.S, has reached more than 45,000 students and given over $1.2 million in grants to music education programs.

The top three schools that raised the most funds will receive:
– Recognition on the Tri-M® Music Honor Society and Give A Note Foundation websites and social media channels
Limited edition Radio Disney Tri-M t-shirts for the whole chapter
– An Orangewood guitar
– The top fundraising school will also receive an ARDY statuette, as seen on the Radio Disney Music Awards, to display at their school.”

WHS’ Tri-M Chapter fundraised for the Give-a-Note foundation through a benefit concert held at WHS on February 12, 2018. Advisor Susan Memoli and student Tri-M officers primarily assisted with the organization of the concert.

Wayland student selected as Massachusetts Journalist of the Year finalist

Wayland Town Crier 4/17/18: Wayland student selected as Massachusetts Journalist of the Year finalist. Isabel Gitten, a senior at Wayland High School and Wayland School Press Network Co-Editor-in-Chief, was selected as one of two finalists in the 2018 Massachusetts Journalist of the Year high school competition sponsored by the Journalism Education Association.

Wayland High School announces Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners

Wayland High School is pleased to announce that several of their students were recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards this year. Sophomore Amelia Ao was awarded 3 gold keys and 4 Silver keys in the categories of Drawing and Illustration, Mixed Media, Poetry and Personal Essay/Memoir. Senior Shaelee Comettant was awarded 2 silver keys in the Drawing and Illustration and Short Story categories. Senior Natalie Hsu was awarded 3 Gold Keys in Painting, Drawing and Illustration and 3 Silver keys in Painting, Digital Art and for her Art Portfolio. Hsu’s piece “Intrication” went on to win a Silver Medal at the National level, competing against Gold key winners from across the country. Sophomore Yana Lipnesh was awarded a gold and silver key in Drawing and Illustration and an honorable mention in photography. Senior Fiona McHarg was awarded an honorable mention in Photography. Junior Shuyu Zhang was awarded a gold key and 3 honorable mentions in Painting. Junior Mae Zhang was awarded a silver key in Photography. Junior Sarah Zhang was awarded an honorable mention in Photography. Junior Nathan Zhao was awarded 2 gold keys and 2 silver keys for writing in the categories of Criticism and Journalism.

With their shared tradition of stewardship of the arts, the SMFA at Tufts and the Boston Globe partnered to present this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program has been part of The Boston Globe’s commitment to the community for decades, and to the development, education, and well-being of young people in Massachusetts. The Scholastic program introduces the Boston community to a new generation of young artistic talent and is just one of the many ways the Globe and its audience of readers support local talent.