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New student activity bus arrives at Wayland High School

Representatives of the Wayland School Department, Wayland High School students, the Wayland Boosters Association and The Village Bank met this week at Wayland High to celebrate the arrival of a brand new student activity bus.

The 14-passenger bus was made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Wayland Boosters and a $30,000 donation from The Village Bank.

The new bus becomes the second vehicle acquired for the Wayland school system by the Boosters. A similar vehicle, pre-owned, was put into service earlier in the school year.

Selected and trained school personnel are authorized to operate the vehicles, according to Athletic Director Heath Rollins. The addition of a second vehicle will provide enhanced educational and sports-related opportunities for students, Rollins said, and lessen the reliance on rented vehicles and their drivers.

“Wayland is our second home,” said Joseph De Vito, president and CEO of the Newton-based Village Bank. “We opened our very first bank branch here in 1978, and we’ve been an active and proud member of the community ever since.

“We’re happy to see our name on this new vehicle; it’s our gift to Wayland’s students and their families, and a way of thanking our Wayland customers for their confidence and loyalty over the years.”

 
The Bus is Here! Celebrating the arrival of a brand new 14-passenger student activity bus at Wayland High School (WHS) made possible by the Wayland Boosters Association and The Village Bank (TVB) were, from left: (front) Patricia MacNeil, TVB vice president and Wayland branch manager; Susan Paley, TVB vice president of community relations; Maureen Tillett, Boosters president; Amy Schwartzkopf, athletic trainer; Linda Hanifin, Boosters board member; and Dr. Paul Stein, superintendent of schools; (rear) Joseph De Vito, TVB president and CEO; Allyson Mizoguchi, WHS principal; Heath Rollins, Wayland athletic director; and Mark Lucier, Boosters treasurer.