As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, we reminisce on the events, competitions, holidays and people which have been beneficial to shaping our character as well as influential to the school. Seniors are saying their goodbyes to the people and place they have resided in and others are saying a farewell to next year.
August: On Aug. 13, the freshman class, teachers and a work crew full of seniors traveled to Carolina Point, North Carolina. Along with the first day of school, the Christian life director Greg Lisson introduced the 2018-2019 Christian life theme, “Your Kingdom Come”.
September: In Sept. many Wesleyan students attended a music festival in Atlanta at Piedmont Park: Music Midtown. Also, many fall sports kicked off including the beginning of the football and marching band, water polo’s journey to state, the reign of cross country, the success of the softball team and the volleyball team.
October: The Wesleyan softball team did it again in 2018 with a back to back road to State. In October the 2008 State Championship football team returned to celebrate their 10th year anniversary. On Oct. 20 student government debuted “Night at the drive- in” for the 2018 Wesleyan homecoming. In the realm of theater, the wolf players put on CHESS for the fall show. Chess is a musical that was a metaphor for the Cold War and one that includes a love story, a scandal and more. October was full of incentives, athletic competitions and fine arts.
November: At the beginning of November, the girls and boy’s cross-country team traveled to the state meet in Carrollton. The boy’s won first place and have a total of 10 state championships in total, yet it was their first title since 2014. The girl’s team earned second place. Along with exciting new championships, the season of thanksgiving was fast approaching.
December: At the end of November, the well-known Chick-Fil-A in Peachtree Corners closed for remodeling. Following the news of Chick-Fil-A, the world of college football returned for the SEC championship in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Christmas and the celebration of Jesus was cherished with loved ones before the return of school following New Years. John Wesley day also took place to celebrate gratitude especially to the donors who have continued Wesley’s legacy and helped Wesleyan become all that it is today.
January: On Dec. 22, a Wesleyan wedding occurred between High school Latin teacher Abby Johnson and middle school history teacher Robert Holmes in Savannah. On Jan. 18 a group of 50 Wesleyan students and seven faculty chaperones traveled to Ghent, WV for the Christian Life Ski Retreat. Another event that happened over MLK weekend was the women’s march. This happened widespread across the country around the idea of reform and a sign of unity to protect the civil rights of women.
February: Many events happened in February including the winter dance, the swim state meet, the debut of the Adam’s Family, the Super Bowl and the month which celebrated black history month.
March: On March 2 the Wesleyan community gathered at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta for the annual JOY Gala Event. On March 6 the girls’ basketball team traveled to Macon, Ga. to face Holy Innocents in the State Championship game. The final score was Holy Innocents, 75 and Wesleyan, 48. On March 9 the senior girls and their fathers took the dance floor for one last dance. Many of the girls had attended a similar dance with their fathers in lower school which made the night more meaningful. March 18-25 Wesleyan went on spring break. Many students and faculty in the high school traveled on mission trips to serve all over the world as well as in the city of Atlanta.
April: The final theater production—FOOLS—kicked off April. The junior senior prom took place on Saturday April 13. The theme was the “Enchanted Forrest” and a live band helped bring dancing.
May: May is a well awaited time for students and faculty because it marks the end of school. For seniors that ended on May 3 as they spent a week celebrating the end of their high school career with College shirt day and senior chapel. On May 25 the commencement exercises for the class of 2019 took place.