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COLUMBIA MARYLAND, FEBRUARY 21,2024 First teal ALS Student Will Feldwick plays piano as part of first group of students to work with Mr.Lally in the new music therapy program at Wilde Lake.

From Vision to Reality: Mr. Lally Brings Music Therapy to ALS Program

Caroline Sorensen, Staff Editor April 9, 2024

For Academic Life Skills (ALS) paraeducator Mr. Kieran Lally, the best part of his day is watching his students unlock their musical abilities. Last year, when guitarist and singer Mr. Lally interviewed...

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, FEBRUARY 20, 2024 -- Ramsey Jenkins, a sixth year ALS student, and Assistant Principal Mr. Sillers sing Be Our Guest, from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at A lunch. Their performances happen daily. Ramsey says singing on the microphone with Mr. Sillers is the best part of his day.

ALS Program Creates Pathways to Opportunities for Students

Arielle Levine April 9, 2024

For most of her life, junior Katie Yarrish witnessed her family grapple with the uncertainty of the future for her brother Ross, a fifth year ALS student at the Lake. Now, Katie says her family finally...

19, 2024 -- Speech and Debate captains  Aly Abel and Yasmin Roach discuss their debate season in the hallway Aly has  been on the team for four years and both  have earned multiple medals and awards  at Speech and Debate competitions.

Speech and Debate Program Thrives with Passionate Team

Faith Brown, Amy Manzanares, and Arielle Levine April 9, 2024

Within the walls of the Wilde Lake Speech and Debate classroom, students are often found talking to walls. Over the course of 29 years, Ms. Kelli Midgley has led the Speech and Debate team to victory...

Many of the students at Wilde Lake have immigrated from other countries throughout the world. Aisha Morillo immigrated from Venezuela at a young age, while Renato Serrano and Zulma Agullar immigrated from El Salvador.

Three Immigrants Reflect on Their Past Lives and How They’ve Grown

Amy Manzanares, News Editor December 29, 2023

In Room 310 sits a group of students full of stories of growth within America. Many of these students were forced to leave their home countries for various reasons. Wilde Lake’s ESOL program welcomes...

Muchos de los estudiantes de Wilde Lake han emigrado de otros países del mundo. Aisha Morillo emigró de Venezuela a una edad temprana, mientras que Renato Serrano y Zulma Agullar emigraron de El Salvador.

Tres inmigrantes reflexionan sobre sus vidas pasadas y sus crecimientos

Amy Manzanares, News Editor December 26, 2023

En el salón 310 se sienta un grupo de estudiantes llenos de historias de crecimiento dentro de los Estados Unídos. Muchos de estos estudiantes fueron obligados a abandonar sus países de origen por diversas...

“Coach Nesbitt was a huge family guy. I saw him with his family: his
wife and sons. Seeing that was also hugely impactful for me,” said
Coach Justin Thomas. Photo Credit Mr. Pickett.

Lake Bids Farewell to Beloved Coach, Mentor, and Friend

Joseph Ortiz-Rivera and Arielle Levine December 8, 2023

Dave “Bear” Nesbitt was more than just a coach. He was a mentor, pioneer, friend, grandpa, dad, husband, and Wildecat. He could be strict while holding his team to high standards. He would make...

Resilient Senior Class Battles in Final Pep Rally

Resilient Senior Class Battles in Final Pep Rally

The class of 2024 was the only class in Wilde Lake history to begin high school virtually. After a freshman year without a homecoming week, the senior class has put up a fight in the past three pep...

For Sneakerheads, They’re Not Just Shoes

For Sneakerheads, They’re Not Just Shoes

Matthew Cho, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

At Wilde Lake, we wear all kinds of different shoes.  Among the most popular shoes, Jordans are one of the oldest. Despite being first released in the 1980’s, they still manage to maintain their...

Over Thanksgiving Break, ten Wilde Lake students went to the Slayton House to receive training in leading Peace Circles. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Collier)

First Students in County to Lead Peace Circles

Yasmin Roach, Staff Editor March 31, 2023

The week before Thanksgiving break, ten Wilde Lake students were invited to Slayton House to receive training in holding Peace Circles — a method of restorative justice where people meet to create...

Henry Hopper at the finish of the State Championship at Hereford High School. (Photo credit Om Maryankandy)

Henry Hopper Makes Strides with State Championship Win

Greta Giuliano, Staff Editor February 16, 2023

Wilde Lake junior Henry Hopper’s path from soccer to running was not a linear one. After seven years on the soccer field, he decided to make the switch to the cross country course. Now, he holds the...

Student democracy leaders  know that students at Wilde Lake are ready to talk, according to SGA President Sajana Vigna Mclaughlin. Abisola says it is important for Wilde Lake to create a student democracy environment that is “not exclusionary and has everyone’s opinions present.” [From left to right: Abisola Ayoola, Oliver Song, Gabby Oshadiya, Sajana Vigna Mclaughlin, Aly Abel, Liz Cho, and Logan Peyton]

Wilde Lake Student Democracy Leaders Create Accessibility for Student Voice

Arielle Levine February 16, 2023

In 2018 when Mr. Wallace first came to Wilde Lake and took on the role of SGA sponsor, he said he wanted to see the whole student body represented in student democracy by making it "accessible" to all...

Freshman Jonah Campbell wears his Venture shirt from Axel Mancia’s brand to school.

Hellbent and Venture: Student’s Passion for Fashion Brings Inspiration to Wilde Lake

Joseph Ortiz-Rivera, Amy Manzanares, and Matthew Cho January 8, 2023

Young entrepreneurs at Wilde Lake, senior Mert Sezer and sophomore Axel Mancia, created their own fashion brands this school year. Since then, Wildecats have purchased pieces from their brands while being...

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