Wayland Town Crier 6/17/12: Honoring the memory of Lauren Astley in Wayland. It was a day to remember Lauren Astley and how she lived, not how she died. Yesterday, Wayland High School dedicated a mosaic that featured a rising sun over a blue ocean to Astley, who was murdered last year. “I think today is to say out loud, ‘Lauren, we miss you and we won’t forget you,’ ” said Astley’s mother, Mary Dunne, to the more than 200 gathered for the unveiling. “It’s beautiful and bold, just like Lauren.”
Wayland Patch 6/16/12: VIDEO: Community Gathers for Unveiling of Astley Mosaic. A project that began just a few months ago became a permanent fixture at Wayland High School Saturday afternoon as about 200 people gathered to unveil a glass mosaic created in memory of Lauren Dunne Astley. A group of about a dozen current and former WHS students worked primarily with teacher David Schmirer and artist Josh Winer, a 1974 graduate of WHS, to conceptualize and create the mosaic that now hangs in the courtyard at WHS.
Wayland Patch 6/13/12: Friends, Classmates Create Mosaic in Memory of Lauren Astley. It has been nearly a year since Lauren Dunne Astley was killed just weeks after graduating from Wayland High School. In that year, there has been much healing and much activity around town to memorialize Astley’s young, but influential life. But there hasn’t really been anything done at the high school where she spent four years with her closest friends and where so many students still there have fond memories of her.