Senior Spotlights

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Jennifer Nolan

What college are you applying to / going to?

Georgia Tech, UVA, CU Boulder and Yale.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Liam Coxhead.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

At one of the first lunches in my second semester as a senior, I tripped going through the door and fell flat on lunchroom floor in front of everyone trying to get in. Throughout lunch, people came up to me and told me how hilarious it was.

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

I wish I had been able to take an art class or two.

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

I would go on a road trip with my closest friends, going as far as we could make it and stopping anywhere, we want along the way.

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

I wanted to be either veterinarian or an astronaut, and I still want to be an astronaut.

 

JD Kavel

What college are you applying to / going to?

Auburn and Clemson.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Ella V Cooper.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Ella V. asked me to dance in 7th grade and I ran to the bathroom.

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

Paid more attention in class.

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

Say goodbye to everyone.

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

I wanted to be in the NFL and now I want to do something in business.

 

Hannah Sterling

What college are you applying to / going to?

Most likely Stetson University.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Grant Summers in 6th grade.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

So, one afternoon during lacrosse practice in 9th grade I was running to get water during a break. Lauren Oakes and I decided to race to the water fountain. Little did I know that you’re not supposed to run on concrete with cleats. Lauren stopped before we reached the concrete, but I didn’t. So there goes little Hannah flying in the air. Eventually, I came down and skid on the concrete for a while, which left me with a bloody leg and a bunch of lacrosse boys laughing at me.

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

I wish that I tried out for the play.

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

I would take a flight to California with my best friend, shop, go to the beach, and end my day with driving through the Cali streets with a nice Spotify playlist.

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

I wanted to be fashion designer, but now I want to have a career that deals with math and business.

 

John Smith

What college are you applying to / going to?

I have applied to Alabama, Columbia University, University of Florida, UGA, University of Indiana-Bloomington, University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, University of North Carolina, University of Oklahoma and TCU.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

I can still to this day remember it being Kat Saylor in 7th grade.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Of all the years to happen, my most embarrassing moment came in the beginning of the second semester of freshman year. It was the first day of baseball tryouts and I decided to begin throwing with Anthony Papa before anyone else. We started off just tossing, but knowing that Coach Krehmeyer would be there soon, I began to start throwing harder and harder. I finally let one go as hard as I could, and I did this just a bit too early. The baseball went over Papa’s head and missed Chandler Center’s by about an inch. Who else was there of course? All the senior baseball players. Let’s just say my Wesleyan baseball career didn’t get off to the best start.

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

I honestly wish that I would had come to more extracurricular events at Wesleyan. I usually got so wrapped up in either my academics, or travel baseball or Wesleyan baseball that I did not have enough time to see my peers play in their events. I still regret not going to a water polo match, even though I promised Andy Archer I would 4 years ago.

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

If I only had 24 hours left, I would want to get everyone who is close to me together to say one last goodbye. Though it would not be, I would want this event to be as enjoyable as possible. In addition to this, I would want to settle any disputes with people, because I would not want them to live the rest of their lives regretting something so miniscule and simple to ameliorate. Finally, I would ask my friends and family to carry on my mission by raising money and awareness for adolescents battling substance abuse and suicidal tendencies in God’s name.

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

When I was young, I dreamt of becoming a sports agent for the sole reason of consistently being around high-profile athletes. As soon as I hit 13 years old, I had braces put on in order to fix the gap between my two front teeth. The feeling that blossomed inside me once they were taken off was indescribable. From this point on, I knew in my heart that this is what I must do in life. I still strive to become an orthodontist, though it requires 10 years of schooling.

 

Miller Louthan

What college are you applying to / going to?

I’m going to Auburn.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Davis Chapman in 10th grade.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

This isn’t really embarrassing but it is kind of weird. I was new as a sophomore, so I didn’t really know my way around during the first few weeks, of school and I used to follow my teachers to my class whenever I forgot where it was.

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

I wish I would have joined the swim team.

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

Take my dogs to the beach to watch the sunrise and swim in the ocean. Eat lots of mac and cheese and guacamole and listen to all of my favorite songs on repeat. I would go hang out at the barn and ride for a while. I would write notes to everyone I love to let them know how special they are, and then go to somewhere with a good view of the sky.

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

I’ve always wanted to become a veterinarian, and I still want to do something like that. I might want to own a coffee shop someday too.

 

Daniel Woods

What college are you applying to / going to?

Georgia, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, LIU, Mines, NC State, Notre Dame, Princeton, Rice, Vanderbilt and Villanova.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Callie Weaver.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Wiping out, on crutches, with a fake injury, in front of the senior girls at Outback Steak House during cross country camp.

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

Babysat Coach Smith’s kids.

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

Organize an impromptu burrito challenge.

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

I wanted to be a paleontologist; now, I don’t know.

 

Ansley Cotter

What college are you applying to / going to?

UGA, Georgia College, Auburn and Belmont.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Liam Coxhead (shocker!).

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

At cheer camp freshman year (I was new), I was carrying my lunch past a hallway of seniors. I tripped over my own feet and my lunch spilled everywhere…I had to pick up everything that I dropped while the seniors just stared at me in silence.

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

I really wish I had done one of the winter musicals, particularly Beauty and the Beast!

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

Go to Disney World with my family (our favorite place) or fly to Paris/an exotic island. I’d also have as many chicken tenders and smoothies as possible, all while listening to Harry Styles on repeat.

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

I wanted to be a Disney channel star or ballerina, but now I think being a fashion designer would be fun.

 

George Doane

What college are you applying to / going to?

Georgia Tech.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Kris Laurite.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

In 8th grade, I fell up the stairs and broke my sternum.

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

Start a club.

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

Hang out with Coach Smith.

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

I wanted to be an athlete, and now I want to be an engineer.

 

Olivia Curran

What college are you applying to / going to?

Boston University, George Washington and Tufts.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Douglas Davidson in pre-first.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Last year, at prom, I felt terrible for most of the dance. I think the chicken I ate for dinner was under-cooked and made me sick. For most of the dance I felt like I might throw up and would step out of the tent to stand near the trash can until the nausea passed. During one of these times, a senior girl tried to throw away her cup of water, but hit me instead, soaking my dress. Wet and sick to my stomach, I carried on through the rest of the dance until, on the way the car, I leaned over and threw up in the bushes. With no other options, had to walk, past all the teachers, back to the 5th grade hall bathroom and cleaned myself up. Needless to say, there is lots of room for improvement this year.

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

Joined theater sooner.

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

Just hang out and cook with my mom.

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

I always wanted to be a doctor or a surgeon, but now all I know is that I want to help people.

 

Don Daniel

What college are you applying to / going to?

Clemson, Auburn, or Alabama.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Lexi Jerding.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

When I rear-ended another car right outside of Wesleyan less than 2 months after I got my license.

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

Football.

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

Go to Willy’s with some friends.

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

I used to want to be professional baseball player, but now I want to be a real estate agent.

 

Anna Balch

What college are you applying to / going to?

I’m going to Auburn.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Landon Parks.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

I was in Physics last year with Mr. Schroer and I saw him in the lake lots one day in March and totally blanked on his name. That would have been fine if I hadn’t already made eye contact and yelled “Hi Mr….” and stood in stunned silence for a few seconds trying to remember it.

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

Omicron or a play.

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

Get some Mexican food and watch movies and play games with my friends and family.

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

I wanted to be a doctor when I was younger; now, I want to go into industrial organization psychology now.

 

Maximus Smith

What college are you applying to / going to?

Kennesaw State.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Ashley Walton.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Running to get into Julian’s Boat for physics and falling flat on my face in front of everyone.

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

Gotten out of my friend group more. There are so many awesome people I wish I knew earlier that I’ve only started to get to know now.

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

I would probably get all of my friends, pile into my car, and just have some chaotic fun. In the last couple hours, I’d probably spend with a special someone.

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 be a doctor that made people robotic prosthetic body parts. My dream job now is to be a Bio-Mechanical Engineer.

 

Elise Harper

What college are you applying to / going to?

UGA.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Will Bryson.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

I sat on a grill at cross country camp because I thought it was a bench and I burned the entire side of my leg. It looked like bacon.

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

A play or Model Arab League.

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

Go to a music festival with my friends.

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 rockstar, but now I want to be a lawyer.

 

Wood Reeves

What college are you applying to / going to?

Auburn.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Chloe Olsen.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

One time in 5th or 6th grade I threw up in the middle of class and everyone just sat there silently and watched.

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

I wish I had participated in more things such as student government or Model Arab League.

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

I would first enjoy a last meal with great food such as steak and lobster and then I would say goodbye to everyone who has influenced me in my life and tell them how much they have affected me.

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

My dream job as a little kid was to design/build cars with my friends. Now, my dream job would be to be some sort of special agent for the FBI or special forces for the military.

 

Annie Cowart

What college are you applying to / going to?

UGA, GSU, GCSU, Colorado State and University of Oklahoma.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Liam Coxhead.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

When I broke both my arms in lower school by falling off the swing.

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

Been in every play.

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

Get my family home and talk about life. Either that or take them all on a train through the Swiss Alps to talk about life. There would be a lot of singing and laughing involved and we’d probably go skydiving before the day was out.

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 veterinarian and now I want to be a princess, a pop star and marry rich.

 

Kyle Cleveland

What college are you applying to / going to?

Auburn, Clemson, UGA, Georgia Tech and UNC.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Kris Laurite.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

It was 8th grade basketball practice and I wasn’t paying attention when I was on offense and Grant Summers passed me the ball thinking I was looking, and it hit me in the head so hard that I fell on the court. The trainers had to make sure I didn’t have a concussion and everyone, including the coaches, laughed when it happened.

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

Played a spring sport.

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

Skydive.

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 that I wanted to be a police officer. Now I want to be in the front office of an NBA team.

 

Ashley Doran

What college are you applying to / going to?

I’m probably going to Clemson.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Liam Coxhead.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

I have had many embarrassing moments but one-time during chapel I accidentally said “let’s play” instead of “lets pray,” which was really unfortunate.

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

I wish I had taken piano class and expressed my love to Mikey Olson freshman year.

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

I would ride Storm Chaser at Wilderness at the Smokies with everyone I love, eat lots of gluten and have a slumbie with all 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 apparently wanted to be a fisher for some reason but now I think I might want to go into nursing.

 

Will Rainwater

What college are you applying to / going to?

The New School.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Carson Wood.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

I farted in calculus when it was dead silent. Everyone and their mother heard.

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

Swim on white team with Kat Saylor as my manager.

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

Cry. Watch Bob Ross till the very end and cry. Maybe have a little Miranda Cosgrove marathon. Maybe watch a couple vines, or all of them, depends on how much time I have left. Eat a piece of cheese and not suffer the consequences. And finally, rent a pet chicken and cry.

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

I wanted to be a firefighter, then I wanted to be a wrestler, then I wanted to be a lawyer, then I wanted to be a grocery store owner. Reality has finally set in and being a potato is my aspiration.

Jana Smith

What college are you applying to / going to?

GCSU.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Liam Coxhead.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

When I was a new freshman, I was an ambassador and I got lost when giving a group tour.

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

Tennis.

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

I would go to a concert in a cool city with my friends.

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, now it would probably be a chef.

 

Jared Wildermuth

What college are you applying to / going to?

Virginia Tech.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Rebekah Ford.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

I did a face-plant on the Fine Arts front steps in front of the entire high-school when I was in 7th grade.

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

I wish I had taken more difficult courses later on.

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

Spend time with my family.

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

As a little kid, I wanted to be a paleontologist, but now I want to go into computer science.

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