Senior Spotlight

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Haley Badciong

What colleges are you applying to? I’m going to Auburn next year.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Josh Price.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? Sophomore year at a football game, I was in the middle of tumbling in front of the run-through banner, and the football team ran though earlier than we expected so I was not out of the way yet, and then I ended up running in the middle of a group of football players the rest of the way to cause less chaos… it was so scary.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The community.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Diving.

What are three things you cannot live without? Music, strawberries and blankets.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was little I thought I could be a cheerleader my whole life, so that was my dream job, but then I realized that that is not possible, so I decided my dream jobs were to be a teacher and a cheerleading coach. Now my dream jobs are a physical/occupational therapist and a special ed teacher.

Corey Berry

What colleges are you applying to? University of Maryland, Auburn, Florida State and Howard University.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Lily Bennett.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? In an eighth grade football game I was hurdled by the quarterback on Mt. Pisgah.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? Tablets.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Baseball and a play.

What are three things you cannot live without? Netflix, my dog and Cinnabon.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was a wee little boy my dream job was to be an assassin. I loved Jason Statham movies and he truly was my inspiration in my career choice. He was always super cool and always got the girl. My dream job now has yet to be determined so I’m going to keep dreaming of being an assassin.

Kat Cavanaugh

What colleges are you applying to? Boston College, Notre Dame, Fordham, Santa Clara, New York University, and a ton more … honestly too many.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Chandler Center sophomore year.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? Taking Honors Algebra II.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The community and all of my sweet friends and teachers.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Cross country for more than two years. Greatest sport ever.

What are three things you cannot live without? A sweatshirt, sunscreen and my family (especially my dog Daisy)

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? My dream job as a kid was to become a marine biologist. Today I want to be some kind of a therapist, but my aspirations have changed at least 12 times this year, so we’ll see.

Isaac Boa Kouassi

What colleges are you applying to? Virginia Tech, Clemson and Georgia State.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Abbie Blauser.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? I remember thinking I’d lost a raffle at a play my freshman year and being really loud about it, but then finding out I had won and then having to walk up and claim my prize with what felt like the whole theater watching me with disgust.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The teachers, especially the ones I’ve had for English all four years.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? I wish I played soccer all four years.

What are three things you cannot live without? Football, “Game of Thrones” and Kendrick songs.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? I wanted to be an astronaut and now I want to be an author and a screenwriter.

Molly Borucki

What colleges are you applying to? Furman, Elon and Berry.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Ben Connor.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? When I was asked in Bible class what my favorite movie was, and I panicked and said Sharknado.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? I’ll miss being able to recognize most of the students.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? I wished I would have tried out for a play. They look really fun.

What are three things you cannot live without? Dancing, biscuits and sweatshirts.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was little, I wanted to be an orthodontist, then I got braces and that dream quickly died. Now I want to be an airline pilot!

Jeb Brown

What colleges are you applying to? Georgia Tech, Clemson, Davidson, UNC and Northwestern.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Molly Bradach in fifth grade.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? Sophomore year I played in the student-teacher basketball game. I played awfully. In 1 1/2 minutes, I had two turnovers and a missed shot. I was promptly taken out.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? Dawson Zimmerman.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Water Polo.

What are three things you cannot live without? Spotify, running and coffee.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was a kid, I wanted to be a pediatrician. Now I have no clue. I’m headed in the right direction I think.

Elizabeth Bruehl

What colleges are you applying to? UNC, UVA, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Duke, UGA and Furman.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Matt Adent.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? Freshman year I was running late to school, and it was pouring outside, so I was walking very fast to get inside. I walked in the door on the bottom floor by the stairs and quickly attempted the sharp turn up the stairs, but the floor was very slippery, and I completely wiped out. I got up quickly, hoping no one noticed, only to see about 10 senior guys standing outside of Coach V’s classroom staring at me. It was great.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The people and sense of community.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? I wish I had tried out for a musical despite my poor singing abilities.

What are three things you cannot live without? Music, my Chacos and scrunchies.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was little I wanted to be a teacher or a vet, but now I want to be a physician’s assistant.

Bishop Bryant

What colleges are you applying to? Auburn, Georgia, GCSU, Ole Miss, Clemson and FSU.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? George Bielan.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? An underclassman came up to me at junior homecoming and told me that my dress was tucked into my Nike pros spandex.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The comfortable environment.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Be on the soccer team all three years I was at Wesleyan.

What are three things you cannot live without? “Big Brother,” concerts and summer.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? My dream job as a kid was to become the President and I don’t have a dream job now.

Holt Cochran

What colleges are you applying to? Clemson, Miami OH, Virginia Tech, Tulane and UGA.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Sadie Prince.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? I was gaming really hard in middle school and Dr. McCoy was DyKnowing me, so she projected my computer screen on the smartboard and her whole class watched me get a high score in Fast and Furious.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The intimacy of the school.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Gotten more detentions.

What are three things you cannot live without? Sweatpants, sushi and the great outdoors.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? I used to want to be a weatherman but now I want to be a registered lobbyist in Washington, D.C. (shout out to Mr. Yoder).

Callie Davis

What colleges are you applying to? Georgia, Wake Forest, Auburn, South Carolina and Alabama.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Grant Campbell.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? In lower school, slept in foam curlers. My hair was super short, and the bob trend was a thing. So, I woke up that morning and took the curlers out and my hair was up to my ears and was just giant and frizzy. We were running late to school, and my mom made me go to school with my hair a curly mess. Every chance I got, I would to go the bathroom and wet my hair and try and fix it but it just didn’t work. I had to go the whole day looking like a boy since I wore the plaid shorts. It was super embarrassing for me just because I knew I looked bad and my sisters let me know that.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The people and the community. Being at Wesleyan for so many years you learn to appreciate how friendly everyone is. I will miss the sports and the fellowship I get to have with others through activities.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Learn to play an instrument.

What are three things you cannot live without? My family and friends, ice cream and the beach.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher and I had a whole set up and would act like I was a teacher and teach my baby dolls, but now my dream job would be a trauma surgeon.

Dru James Douglas

What colleges are you applying to? SCAD and KSU

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? When I first came in the 6th grade I had the biggest crush on Natalie Hamlin

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? In middle school, when it was someone’s birthday, everyone would sing “Happy Birthday” during lunch. On my birthday during lunch people started to sing, so of course I assumed they were singing to me. I’m all happy and what not because I think the whole cafeteria is singing to me, but then at the end of the song I hear “happy birthday dear Gigi.” At this point I’m standing up because I think everyone is singing to me. It was so embarrassing. The worst part is people tried to start the singing back up for me, but it died instantly.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? I’ll miss seeing the homies every day. Love the fam (y’all know who you are).

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? No “ragrets.”

What are three things you cannot live without? I can’t live without my skateboard, food and bev. Never eat without a bev unless you want dry Sahara Desert mouth.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? I remember flipping through the channels on TV one morning when I was 4. I noticed something interesting on a channel I passed so I immediately flipped back. It was the X-Games of course. Tony Hawk and a few other riders were going upside down through the “loop of death.” Ever since then I knew I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. Fourteen years later and that’s still my dream today.

Evan Fleming

What colleges are you applying to? Auburn.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Molly Borucki.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? Having my baby picture unexpectedly on my locker.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The football and track program.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? I wish I could get into more social activities.

What are three things you cannot live without? An airplane, cats and orange juice.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? As a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut. Now, I want to be a military pilot.

Grace Halley

What colleges are you applying to? Clemson University, Auburn University and University of Georgia.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? I have actually never had a crush before, even less been in love… No one believes me when I say it, but it’s true.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? Honestly, the most embarrassing things are just little things for me… Like tripping on the stairs in the middle of a crowd of people, feeling so confident about an answer and then getting it wrong, showing up on Thursday without a blazer, waving at someone in the hallway who was waving at someone behind you… Sometimes, all the little things are just as embarrassing as the big things, y’know?

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The feeling of family and community that is so unique to this place. I can come in at any time and just feel at home… That doesn’t happen to me for many places. Wesleyan is one of the few.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Joined chapel band.

What are three things you cannot live without? Food, my sketchbook and my best friend.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was a kid, I wanted to be an illustrator of some sort, or have my own cartoon TV show. Now, I want to definitely go into character design, and I would still love to illustrate if I could, but my absolute dream job is to do character designs for Disney.

Garrett Hangartner

What colleges are you applying to? UGA.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Kelly Roth.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? I peed my pants in P.E in first grade because Mrs. Merrill wouldn’t let me go to the bathroom.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? THA BOYS.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Played on the equestrian team.

What are three things you cannot live without? Five Guys, Skyrim and a nice pair of slacks.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was a little kid I wanted to be a landscape company manager and now I am a landscape company manager.

Ana Hanger

What colleges are you applying to? Auburn and Montana State.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Alva Jones.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? I have enough embarrassing moments to write a book on but one of my most embarrassing moments was freshmen year when I decided to wash my hair in the sink between classes. Not only did I not have shampoo, so it was basically useless. I also didn’t have a towel, so afterwards I went to my math class with my hair soaking wet and I made little puddles on the desk.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? Doing cartwheels in the hallways.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Owned more than one school skirt.

What are three things you cannot live without? Christmas, XXL sweatshirts and Boom Chicka Pop (the purple kind).

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now?  I have always wanted to be a flight attendant, but I also want to be a whitewater rafting guide in college.

Cassie Henning

What colleges are you applying to? Georgetown University.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Garret Hangartner in fifth grade.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? Freshman Year I threw up in front of all the Upperclassmen on the Varsity Softball team while out to dinner at Moe’s then ran to the bathroom crying until one of them came and got me. Then we just left the restaurant without telling anyone.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The relationships I have made with the whole community here, especially my teachers and coaches.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? I wish that I had been good enough/had enough time to play Varsity Basketball.

What are three things you cannot live without? My stuffed pug Kevin, a scrunchie and my watch.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was little I really wanted to be a farmer, and now I have absolutely no idea what I want to do.

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