Senior Spotlights

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Kris Laurite

What college are you applying to / going to?

I am applying to Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Villanova, Boston College, Clemson and Auburn.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

George Doane in 3rd grade.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

At the semifinals in soccer my sophomore year against Holy Innocents, I was grabbing snacks during halftime and I was running back to get in the huddle and I jumped over a sewer and landed on a water bottle and broke my foot. It’s okay though because Lucy Mitchell went in and played instead of me. She did fine.

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

Date Connor Thompson.

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

I would go to Krystal with all of my best friends.

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

“I have my career. You guys don’t. You want what I have. And for me it’s a waste of my time.” – Naomi Campbell

Luke Schiller

What college are you applying to / going to?

Wake Forest, Georgia and Clemson.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Lexi Jerding.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Throwing the pool cue into the TV in the senior lounge.

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

Played football.

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

Spend the rest of my time with all my friends and eat good food.

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

My dream was to be a professional baseball player and now my dream job is to work in sports.

 

Rachel Hudson

What college are you applying to / going to?

Applying to George Mason Korea, Georgia Tech, Emory and Columbia/Sciences Po.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Christopher Lee.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

I hate the picture on my key card, so I taped over a picture of my favorite celebrity. Well, then I lost the key card in the parking lot one morning and someone turned it into the office. I got a strange look when I came to pick it up.

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

Color Guard/Winter Guard.

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

Doesn’t really matter what I do, I would just spend the day with my mom.

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 though space is still cool, working with the State Department is just a little cooler (to me, at least).

Harrison Larner

What college are you applying to / going to?

Northwestern University, University of Missouri and University of Iowa.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Meg Healy in Pre-first.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

In second grade I did a How To project on “How to slip on a banana peel.” Only problem was that my teacher didn’t let me put a used banana peel on a carpet, so I just sort of pretended to slip on an empty spot on the carpet… my teacher called it “subpar work.”

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

AP Econ.

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

Hang out with my friends and eat some steak.

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

I wanted to be a president as a kid and now I want to go into Sports Broadcasting.

 

Tabitha Conrad

What college are you applying to / going to?

Furman University.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Brian Sinclair.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Freshman year in the lunch room, I was grabbing one of the metal pullout chairs to place at the end of the table. Then I realized that there was another seat at the table and I went to put back the chair. The chair ended up falling over and made a loud bang causing the entire lunch room to go silent and stare at me.

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

As good as my singing is… it’s not… I wish I had done a play/musical.

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

I would rob the Federal Reserve, steal a plane, fly to remote island and skydive without a parachute into the blue, ocean.

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

My dream job as a child was to be a ballerina, but now it is to be a neurosurgeon.

 

 

Ryan Gomes

What college are you applying to / going to?

Colorado-Boulder, Michigan, UNC at Chapel Hill, Ohio State and Syracuse.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Quinn Kaloper in 8th Grade.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

I haven’t had any big embarrassing moments, but the first one that comes to mind is I was giving a speech on how to succeed for Ms. Trotter’s Bio class last year, and a couple curse words slipped out, and there was an awkward silence for two minutes. My face got all red, and I kind of looked at Ms. Trotter like I didn’t know what to do, so I just ended it and walked out.

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

Played football.

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

Go fly to Syria and try to take out Assad and ISIS leaders; if they kill me it wouldn’t matter I would have like six hours to live anyway.

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

I wanted to own my own restaurant when I was younger, but now I want to be a psychiatrist in the FBI.

 

Hannah Hufham

What college are you applying to / going to?

SCAD, Auburn, GCSU and LCAD.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Hampton Henderson (freshman orientation).

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

In Environmental science, I jumped into what I thought was hard mud in a pair of waders, well the mud was actually up to my waist and like quick sand and I sank so far down in the Wesleyan lake and my waders filled with muddy water and drenched me and my whole uniform, my class and Mr. Scheer tried for a solid 30 minutes to pull me out and I finally got out covered in everything nasty from the lake, I had to run to hoover and shower and wear my cross country running tank top and shorts for the rest of the day… if you want to see pictures check Mr. Scheer’s y-drive.

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

A play, also I wish I could have driven a mini bus or a golf cart.

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

I would borrow a Mercedes G-Wagon, then I would drive my friends, family, and dogs around, listen to some good music, talk about funny memories and get some really good food until it was my time to go. maybe I would try to skydive or something but it’s the simple things, you know.

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

I had always wanted to be a marine biologist for the Georgia Aquarium, but then I almost failed Biology and decided that wasn’t for me. Then I found photography, and now I want to be a professional editorial photographer.

 

Hunter Darsey

What college are you applying to / going to?

Georgia Tech.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Madeline Benfield.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

When I said “that sucks” in a class in 6th grade and the teacher yelled at me for saying a bad word.

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

Try to get on student government most likely.

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

Eat a lot of good food like smoked salmon, steak and onion rings.

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 dentist and now I want to be a roller coaster designer.

 

Esther Williams

What college are you applying to / going to?

Georgia State, Berry, Elon and Auburn.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Landon Parks.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Once I forgot my lines in third grade for Camp Learn-a-Lot. I eventually said them and now it’s all a happy memory, but at the time, it was mortifying for my little third grade mind.

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

I wish I’d hung out with people, at Wesleyan, outside of school more and gotten to know more people. It’s a good thing I’m writing this at the beginning of the year, though, because I have more time.

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

Get married.

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

I wanted to be on Broadway. Now, I want to be a writer.

 

Ashwin Gidwani

What college are you applying to / going to?

UGA, Go Dawgs (hopefully).

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Lexi Jerding from kindergarten through 5th grade.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

My haircut in 7th grade.

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

I wished I had asked someone to homecoming freshman year.

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

I’d go to the Land of the Strays and play with all the good boys there.

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

I wanted to be a rapper, but now I want to do something with animals, probably be a vet.

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