This past 2016-17 school year was one to remember. Take a trip down memory lane as the Green & Gold staff looks back at some of the most memorable events of the year!
August: The Rio Olympics was a huge success for the United States, with 46 gold medals, 37 silver medals and 38 bronze medals. The 2016 Summer Olympics also featured countless historic and memorable moments such as gymnast Simone Biles’ breakout performace with the “Final Five” women’s gymnastics team and Michael Phelps’ final Olympic Games and record breaking accumulation of his 23rd gold medal. On Aug. 8, Freshmen and Seniors ventured to Carolina Point for the pre-school Freshman Retreat. New students were introduced to Wesleyan culture and get to know new friends and peer leaders.
September: No matter rain or shine, Wesleyan students enjoyed the music at Atlanta’s music festival, Music Midtown.
October: Wesleyan Homecoming was a night to remember. As the theme was America, Homecoming week was filled with patriotic spirit. The Wesleyan community celebrated the crowning of homecoming queen and king, Lolly Zimmerman and Eric Panther. On Oct. 26, the Wesleyan Wolf Players debuted their first production of the season, Godspell.
November: The Chicago Cubs broke their 108 year losing streak to win the World Series, the hit TV-show Gilmore Girls returned on Netflix, and the United States elected its 45th president, Donald Trump. Wesleyan also welcomed the holiday season with its annual Mistletoe Market.
December: The 75th anniversary of the bombing on Pearl Harbor was this past December.
January: Many Wesleyan students attended the Passion Conference held in the Georgia Dome, where they worshiped together with over 50,000 other students. On Jan. 13, students travel up to Ghent, West Virginia to hit the slopes, for the annual Christian Life Ski Retreat. High school students also got the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for Trump’s historic Inauguration. At the end of the month, mission trip teams were able to go on team retreats where students were able to form relationships with one another and prepare for their spring break or summer trips.
February: Wesleyan Athletic Director, Mark Khedouri, gave every high school student an envelope with $100 to do something beautiful for God. The Wolf Players lit up Powell theater with their production of the musical Kiss Me, Kate. The Annual Sadie Hawkins dance took place on Chandler Plaza. As this year’s theme was “Kick the Dust Up,” students came dressed in their best western attire.
March: The Lady Wolves Basketball team defeated Holy Innocents and winning the state title in an intense game held at Georgia Tech. As Spring Break rolled around, high school students adventured all across the globe to share the love of God and serve those around them on their mission trips.
April: The Wesleyan Wolf Players performed their final production, The Crucible. This Arthur Miller classic was brought to life through emotional and convincing performances. On April 8, Juniors and Seniors danced the night away at Prom. The month ended with the annual Artist Market. This year’s market was a success as students and teachers were able to showcase their talents and sell artwork and delicious treats.
May: As Seniors celebrate their final days at Wesleyan, an intense case of Junioritis plagues the Junior class. With summer right around the corner, its hard to think about school. For the first time in 13 years, the Wesleyan Girls Lacrosse team advanced to the Final Four. To top off the year, the Wesleyan Girls Soccer Team won the State Championship!
Throughout the year 2016, the United States celebrated wins, mourned the death of many stars and