The annual Cumming Country Fair and Festival is a time-honored tradition enjoyed by families, couples and friends alike. From Oct. 5-15, anyone was welcome to visit the Cumming Fairgrounds for a day or night to remember.
As Norcross trudged through a long rainy spout, even the weather seemed to reflect the mood of all Wesleyan’s students and faculty as they said farewell to a loyal and much-beloved companion, the Table of Room W180.
Every year, Director of Christian Life Greg Lisson focuses on one central Christian life theme for Wesleyan to analyze, interpret and fully explore in order to better understand and live out daily. This focus helps Wesleyan as a community keep its central mission of a Christian atmosphere continually in view.
This year, the theme is ONE: Unity and Uniqueness. Every month, one aspect of the theme is broken down and examined by the middle and high school chapel speakers. Aug. 17 was the first chapel of the year in which Lisson introduced the theme to the school community.
He started off his sermon explaining why the theme was chosen. Lisson said, “In John 17, Jesus prays for all of His future followers, ‘that they would be ONE’ just as He and the Father are one. He prays that all Christians would be ‘brought to complete unity.’ It was incredibly important to Jesus that we, His followers, be unified.” Keep Reading
It’s that time of year again where the school days seem to become longer and longer, and summer cannot come fast enough. The sophomores are becoming juniors, the juniors are thinking about colleges and the seniors have mentally already moved into their dorm rooms. While the seniors are passing the time by infecting everyone else with senioritis, some recent Wesleyan alumni have taken a moment to pass down some words of wisdom about what they wish they would have known this time last year and what they have learned since then.
So while you are soaking up every last precious minute of your fleeting high school experience, take this valued advice to heart; these alumni wish they would have.
What is one thing you wish you would’ve known for your first day of college/first college class?
“Talk to the people next to you, even if it’s just hello. You may never speak to them again, or they may become one of your good friends! Both outcomes are okay. Both are normal.” – Emma Anderson, Class of 2016
“Where my classes were. [And] I wish I would have known to stay in the dining halls longer because that’s where you make friends.” – Mary Cowart, Class of 2016
- What colleges are you applying to? UGA, William & Mary, Furman, Flagler College and Georgia State.
- What were you involved with in high school? Mock Trial 10th Grade, Hand in Hand, Lacrosse, Ecuador Mission Trip.
- Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Sid Brendel in 10th Grade.
- What is your most embarrassing moment? In 9th grade, (Pre-Wesleyan) when I walked into the Dining Hall, it was packed with around 550 students. In my peripheral vision I saw someone spill literally a pile of lasagna and sweet tea off their lunch tray onto the floor. A few seconds later, I saw my friend in the lunch line and decided the most prudent thing to do was to run to the lunch line in order to jump in line with her. Unfortunately, I had forgotten the event that had just transpired. My friend started shaking her head frantically, but it was too late. My heel slipped on the lasagna-sweet tea combo freshly splashed on the floor of the lunchroom. My feet went skyward as my skull rocketed toward the ground; however, I prevented myself from getting a concussion by grabbing the railing bordering the lunch line at the last second, saving me from a little more humiliation than I had just endured in the last two seconds. The plethora of students in the lunchroom were laughing hysterically at me. My sister was a senior at the time, and she refused to speak to me at school for the next few days.
- What is one thing you wish you had done in high school? A play.
- What is the theme song to your life? “Dream On” by Aerosmith.
- If you could be any faculty member, who would you be? Why? Mrs. Morris, because she’s witty and hilarious.
- If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? Netflix, Willy’s and my cat.
- What do you hope your life will be like in 10 years? A successful career in the film industry.
- Assuming you had 24 hours to live, what would you do with your remaining hours? I would watch all of my favorite movies with my family, all 7 seasons of Parks & Rec, then ride all of my favorite roller coasters.