Scholastic Art and Writing award winners

The results are in from this year’s Massachusetts Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The top 3% of entries win a Gold Key. The next 3% win a Silver Key and Honorable Mentions are awarded to the next 3% of artwork submitted by students throughout our state. Janet Armentano reports that 17 different students from her classes won 32 awards this year (see list below).

  • Sierra Blom, grade 9, Honorable Mention
  • Dasha Bobrova, grade 11, Honorable Mention, Silver Key, Gold Key
  • Mike DiBona, grade 12, Honorable Mention, Silver Key, Gold Key
  • Zac Hays, grade 12, Honorable Mention. Zac also won an Honorable Mention for his essay, “Power, Responsibility and Purpose”
  • Annice Kim, grade 11, Honorable Mention, Silver Key
  • Calvin Laituri, grade 11, Honorable Mention, 4 Silver Keys, Gold Key
  • Abby McCarthy, grade 10, Honorable Mention
  • Sheeva Moradi, grade 11, Honorable Mention
  • Latoya Nurse, grade 12, Silver Key
  • Angela Park, grade 11, Silver Key, Gold Key
  • Daly Place, grade 12, 2 Honorable Mentions
  • Kira Ryter, grade 11, Silver Key
  • Larissa Sehringer, grade 11, Honorable Mention
  • Jack Stevenson, grade 11, Honorable Mention
  • Eric Snow, grade 11, Honorable Mention
  • Olivia Stitham, grade 11, 1 Silver Key
  • Olivia Zhao, grade 12, 3 Silver Keys

Fine Arts Night – Friday, June 6

Friday, June 6
7:00-8:00pm: Awards
8:00-10:00pm: Student Celebration
Longfellow Club, Oak Street, Natick
$5 donation per student

Calling all WHS fine arts students! The Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA) presents WHS Fine Arts Night. As in past years, Fine Arts Night has two parts:

Awards Ceremony, 7-8pm
Families are welcome – Please bring a chair. We are saving money by not renting or hauling chairs, so this event will be standing room only, unless you bring your own seat. The Longfellow Club requests that chairs have rubber tips on the legs, to avoid damaging the court floors.

Student Celebration, 8-10pm
WHS Fine Arts students and alumni only. Stay after the awards ceremony and swim (bring your swimsuit), play basketball or just hang out. We have rented Longfellow for you!

Pizza and snacks will be served at $5 donation per student.

Parents: please consider helping to chaperone this event. Contact us (contact@whsarts.org) and let us know if you’d prefer a shift from 8-9pm, 9-10pm, or if you can do the full two hours. We need both dads and moms.

Scholastic Art Winners announced

Congratulations to the following visual artists who were recognized in the Scholastic Art competition:

Dasha Bobrova Little Helpers In The Shadows Drawing Art Silver Key
Dasha Bobrova Bubbles Painting Art Gold Key
Dasha Bobrova Cats, Cats, Cats… Mixed Media Art Gold Key
Michael Dibona Self Portrait Painting Art Honorable Mention
Stefanie Geiger Keeper Painting Art Silver Key
Daniela Giammarino Bella the Cat With Daniela the Human Painting Art Honorable Mention
Daniela Giammarino Smile Drawing Art Honorable Mention
Roxana Habibi Joy Self-Portrait Drawing Art Gold Key
Roxana Habibi Self-Portrait; Shadows of Reeds in Autumn Drawing Art Gold Key
Zachary Hays Fortitude of Isolation Photography Art Honorable Mention
Zachary Hays The City Street Watcher Photography Art Silver Key
Jameson Hunt Dubious Photography Art Gold Key
Jameson Hunt Waterproof Photography Art Gold Key
Calvin Laituri Ghosts Inside Photography Art Gold Key
Calvin Laituri Lost Photography Art Gold Key
Calvin Laituri Infrared Photography Art Gold Key
Calvin Laituri Streaks In The Sky Photography Art Silver Key
Calvin Laituri Lumarous Longboard Design Art Gold Key
Rachel Moser-Hardy Irish Eyes Painting Art Honorable Mention
Rachel Moser-Hardy Blue Door Photography Art Honorable Mention
Rachel Moser-Hardy Lock And Key Photography Art Silver Key
Jennie Paik Scissors Painting Art Honorable Mention
Allison Pineault Where I’ve Been Sculpture Art Honorable Mention
Allison Pineault Fabric Mixed Media Art Gold Key
Larissa Sehringer Karl Lagerfeld – Tribute to the King Drawing Art Honorable Mention
Larissa Sehringer Taking Off Painting Art Silver Key
Melissa Shi Willow Tree Drawing Art Honorable Mention
Nora Wolff Past, Present And Future. Mixed Media Art Silver Key
Nora Wolff My Kind Of Dress Fashion Art Gold Key
Jing (Olivia) Zhao Be Yourself Drawing Art Silver Key
Jing (Olivia) Zhao Distant Face Photography Art Honorable Mention
Jing (Olivia) Zhao Power Photography Art Honorable Mention
Jing (Olivia) Zhao Moving The World Forward Photography Art Gold Key

16 WHS musicians make Senior District

Congratulations to the 16 Wayland High School musicians selected for the 2014 Eastern District Senior Festival to be held January 10-11, 2014 at Boston Latin High School. Out of the 980 students who auditioned, these students distinguished themselves on the basis of scales, a prepared piece and sight reading.

Band:
Kenny Kistner, Baritone Saxophone
Robin Schectman, Clarinet
Robert Yuan, Alto Saxophone
Karen Zhang, First Chair Alto Saxophone!

Chorus:
Theo Hieronymus, Tenor

Orchestra:
Andrew Chen, Violin
Jesse Hoopes, String Bass
Chris Laven, First Chair String Bass!
Maddie Memoli, Viola
Nicholas Memoli, Cello
Anirudh Nagesha, String Bass
Anthony Schleppi, String Bass
Andrea Vogt, Violin
Katherine Wang, Cello
Max Wong, Cello
Linda Zhang, Cello

Student who score in the top 50% of their section receive a recommendation to audition for the Massachusetts All-State Festival. All-State recs were earned by:

Kenny Kistner, Karen Zhang; band

Jesse Hoopes, Chris Laven, Maddie Memoli, Nicholas Memoli, Katherine Wang; orchestra

Another round of applause for these outstanding musicians!

Fine Arts Night Awards & Celebration, June 7

Friday, June 7, 7:00pm
Longfellow Club, Oak Street, Natick
$5 per student

Calling all WHS fine arts students! The Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA) presents WHS Fine Arts Night. As in past years, Fine Arts Night has two parts:

Awards Ceremony, 7-8pm
Families are welcome – Please bring a chair. We are saving money by not renting or hauling chairs, so this event will be standing room only, unless you bring your own seat.

Student Celebration, 8-10pm
WHS Fine Arts students and alumni only. Stay after the awards ceremony and swim (bring your swimsuit), play basketball or just hang out. We have rented Longfellow for you!

Pizza will be served at $5 per student.

Please bring beverages and sides according to your last name:

  • A-G: Beverages
  • H-L: Popcorn, cheese doodles or chips, pretzels, dips, or hummus & pita
  • M-R: Veggies or fruit
  • S-Z: Dessert

Parents: please consider helping to chaperone this event. Contact us and let us know if you’d prefer a shift from 8-9pm, 9-10pm, or if you can do the full two hours. We need both dads and moms.

The Creative Arts Parent Association (CAPA) congratulates all Wayland High School fine arts students on a successful school year!

Scholastic Art Winners announced

Congratulations to the following visual artists who were recognized in the Scholastic Art competition:

Dasha Bobrova, Gold Key, painting
Kathleen Burns, honorable mention, photography
Michael Dibona, honorable mention, drawing
Stefanie Geiger, honorable mention, mixed media
Jameson Hunt, Gold Key, photography
Meg Kuhn, honorable mention, photography
Laura Mead, Silver Key, drawing
Laura Mead, Gold Key, drawing
Laura Mead, Gold Key, drawing
Madelene Sacra, Gold Key, mixed media
Lily Tam, Gold Key, drawing
Jing (Olivia) Zhao, honorable mention; design

Congratulations to Senior and Junior District Musicians!

We want to congratulate all of the students who have recently auditioned for Senior and Junior District ensembles. The following musicians were accepted to participate in the Senior District event during the first weekend in January:

Myra Afzal, bassoon
Nicholas Condry, string bass
Jesse Hoopes, string bass
Emily Huber, alto
Kenneth Kistner, baritone saxophone
Julia Matta, flute
Madeline Memoli, viola
Nicholas Memoli, cello
Isabel Pongratz, alto
Stephanie Steltzer, mallets
Andrea Vogt, violin
Katherine Wang, cello
Austin Wong, string bass
Karen Zhang, alto saxophone

Congratulations as well to 9th graders who were accepted into the Eastern Junior District ensembles this past weekend:

Alison Jabs, oboe
Rachel Lorenc, clarinet
Emily Pineault, French horn
Dan Pachter, bass vocalist
Anirudh Nagesha, string bass
William Paik, violin
Anthony Schleppi, string bass
Linda Zhang, cello

Additional congratulations go to the following students for auditioning and being accepted into the Massachusetts All-State Festival:

Stephanie Steltzer, mallets, orchestra
Katherine Wang, cello, orchestra
Emily Huber, alto, chorus

Fine Arts Awards Night

Friday, June 8
7:00 PM- 10:30 pm
Longfellow Club, Natick

It’s time to honor the best and the brightest in WHS Arts and time to let the kids kick back and have a little fun.  Here’s what we’re planning for this year:

7:00-8:00 pm: Awards Ceremony and Fine Arts jackets presented – parents and students
8:00-10:30 pm: Fine Arts Night pool and pizza party – students only

Bring a chair or sit on the floor for the awards ceremony – there’s plenty of room for everyone!

Parents, we could use your help as chaperones. Contact us  if you’re interested.

Students should bring a bathing suit, towel, and $5 for pizza. Also, bring food based on the first letter of your last name:
A-G: Beverages
H-L: Popcorn, cheese doodles or chips, pretzels, dips, or hummus & pita
M-R: Veggies or fruit
S-Z: Dessert
Note: The party is for WHS students only – no siblings allowed in the pool. Lifeguards will be on duty.

So bring the family and bring plenty of Wayland pride as we get ready to wrap up the year by celebrating the arts at Longfellow!

Questions? Just contact us.