Sperryville Native Journeys to jCamp


Wayland explores the JMU campus while attending jCamp. -Abby Garber

Abby Garber, Staff Writer

In the small town of Sperryville, Virginia — where there are 7,000 more cattle than there are people — 16 year-old Camron Wayland resides. 

“No matter where you go, you are always surrounded by mountains,” Wayland said. 

He’s a rising junior at Rappahannock County High School where his class size is approximately 70 people. 

When he’s not attending Rappahannock County High School, he loves to volunteer in his community and around his high school.

Wayland said that his favorite memory is starting high school. In his county, the elementary school goes from Kindergarten to 7th grade and high school is 8th grade to 12th grade. Wayland dislikes that the elementary school and high school have many grades in them.

When bringing that up Wayland said displeased, “I hate it. I hate that.” 

He lives in Sperryville with his younger-by-five-minutes twin sister, mom, dad, cats and dogs. 

Wayland is an avid University of Virginia fan. Along with that he also enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play football. 

But, when talking about the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers’ rival, “I respect [them], I mean they are getting there. Baker Mayfield was a good pick for them.” Wayland said.