Senior Spotlights

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Stevie Crawford

What college are you applying to / going to?

Montana State, Wofford, Furman, Colorado College, U of Wyoming.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Ella V Cooper.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

I threw up in Latin class in 8th grade.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

No regrets so far.

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

I would go travel for the last hours.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now?

I wanted to be a basketball player when I was younger, but now I want to be a photographer.

McKenzie Keeler

What college are you applying to / going to?

Auburn, University of Alabama, University of Tennessee, University of South Carolina, GCSU, and UNG.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Dylan Jenkins.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

When I was a sophomore, the football managers and I were packing up for a game and Coach E asked me to put equipment on the bus. Since it was my first game as a manager, I was unaware that the managers had their own bus. Being the inexperienced sophomore, I was, I went onto the upper-class men football bus, expecting just the managers to be on that bus, and screamed, “SPORTS BALLLLLL.” They all stared at me, laughed, and then I sprinted out of the bus. I have never been so mortified in my life.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

I wish I would have done a musical. I can’t sing at all but it would’ve been cool to be a dancing spoon in Beauty and the Beast.

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

I would get on a plane with a group of my closest friends and go to Monte Carlo. I hope it would be like the Selena Gomez movie Monte Carlo but it probably wouldn’t (one can hope though).

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now?

When I was a kid, I really wanted to be a veterinarian and play with puppies all day. Now, after going through countless facial procedures, harmful prescriptions, and being bullied in elementary/middle school, I want to be a pediatric dermatologist or nurse. I really want to help kids with their self-image problems and hopefully solve them.

Donald Conley

What college are you applying to / going to?

The George Washington University.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Karley Welch.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

When I tried to cut my own hair at home and then came to school.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

I wish I would have created my own club.

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

Say my goodbyes and finish watching the Office. For my last meal I want a homemade low country boil.

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 rapper. Now, rapping has become a hobby, and I really want to become a forensic lab technician when I’m older.

Ansley Harper

What college are you applying to / going to?

Auburn, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, University of South Carolina.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Liam Coxhead.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

I was a varsity lacrosse manager in 10th grade and I was standing next to the cooler after passing out water bottles and I managed to trip while standing still and fell into the cooler right when Coach was yelling at the team and everyone saw me and bursted out laughing.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

Omicron or XC.

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

Go to RaceTrac and Jeni’s with my friends.

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 vet, but now I want to do something in business.

Matt Stainback

What college are you applying to / going to?

Georgia Tech, App State, and The University of Cincinnati, KSU.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Lexi Jerding in 4th grade.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Messing up my lines in the Easter play. I played Jesus and we were doing our performance in front of the high schoolers and I assumed that my mom taught every single one of them. So I was already nervous because they knew who I was and because I was so nervous I completely forgot a good amount of my lines.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

I wish I had started YoungLife Freshman year. Because I never got into it.

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

I would probably go spend time with the people that I’m really close to.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now?

My dream job is an industrial designer or an engineer.

Amanda Doane

What college are you applying to / going to?

UGA, Auburn, Samford, UNC Chapel Hill, Georgia Tech.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Liam Coxhead.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

My sophomore year, the Kiss Me Kate musical cast decided it would be really fun to do a flash mob in Chick-Fil-A after one of the shows. Once we were done performing, it was completely silent. No clapping or cheering at all. There were just crickets as we walked away in total embarrassment.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

I wish I had taken more art classes!

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

I would go bungee jumping and skydiving, travel to an exotic island, and end the day with a huge party with friends and family.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now?

When I was younger my dream job was to be a fashion designer or an actress, and now my dream job would be to perform on Broadway.

Ben Smoke

What college are you applying to / going to?

University of Texas, TCU, Wake Forrest, Cornell University and Furman.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Chloe Olsen.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

When I was coming back from one of my mission trips, one of my teachers and I were messing around on the plane. During the descent into Atlanta, he ended up giving me a bloody nose and it was pandemonium because he was freaking out and trying help me, the flight attendants were mad at us because he was standing, and we were extremely loud, and I was laughing through the whole incident. When I finally got to see my parents that night, my mom said, “of course it would be you.”

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

I wish I would have kept playing soccer when I moved here.

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

I would go hiking with my friends and sing and dance along to my favorite music.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now?

My dream job when I was a little kid was to be a civil engineer, but now it’s to be a missionary or a work in youth ministry.

Ella V. Cooper

What college are you applying to / going to?

GT, UVA, UGA, Auburn, Johns Hopkins, Wake Forest, Emory.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

JD Kavel in 6th grade.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

During XC camp freshman year I was doing the boogie board machine in a bikini and my bikini bottoms fell off in front of pretty much everyone.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

Diving or a musical.

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

Eat my way through New Orleans or Italy (if I could get there fast enough).

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now?

I went through phases of fashion designer, dolphin trainer, etc. Now I want to do business marketing.

Dylan Sullenberger

What college are you applying to / going to?

Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, UT-Austin, Clemson.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Kris Laurite in like 3rd grade

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Probably the 5th grade talent show when the mic wouldn’t work.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

I wish I had joined track at the beginning of high school instead of waiting until junior year because I had a great time with it.

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

Something.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now?

I think I wanted to be president when I was a little kid? Now I want to do something related to computer programming.

Jordyn Shackford

What college are you applying to / going to?

Auburn, University of Tennessee, TCU, and FSU.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Dylan Jenkins in Kindergarten.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

When I hurt my knee and has to use crutches and I fell down the stairs at school.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

Be in a play or play tennis.

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

I would spend it with my friends at Do Re Mi Karaoke and eat Aomi chicken fried rice.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now?

My dream job when I was little was a veterinarian and my dream job now is a nurse anesthetist.

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