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Senior Spotlight

in Senior Spotlights by

Haley Badciong

What colleges are you applying to? I’m going to Auburn next year.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Josh Price.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? Sophomore year at a football game, I was in the middle of tumbling in front of the run-through banner, and the football team ran though earlier than we expected so I was not out of the way yet, and then I ended up running in the middle of a group of football players the rest of the way to cause less chaos… it was so scary.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The community.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? Diving.

What are three things you cannot live without? Music, strawberries and blankets.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was little I thought I could be a cheerleader my whole life, so that was my dream job, but then I realized that that is not possible, so I decided my dream jobs were to be a teacher and a cheerleading coach. Now my dream jobs are a physical/occupational therapist and a special ed teacher. Keep Reading

Wesleyan Blossoms with Spring Sports and Activities

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Every spring, people are stuck between wanting to spend money on food and all the new, seasonal clothes and not spending any money, so they can save up for summer vacations, but there are many fun activities to do that are completely free and local. For example, go to the Wesleyan lake or any other local park and fish or have a picnic with the ducks and a few friends. Living so close to Atlanta, there are so many places to discover. Be a tourist in your own town and take a walk on the BeltLine, visit a museum downtown or try different ice cream shops in the city. As the days turn into night and the temperature starts to cool, start a bonfire and cozy up with a bunch of friends while roasting marshmallows. There are plenty of things to do in our hometown that require little to no money. Keep Reading

Senior Spotlights

in Senior Spotlights by

Grayson Ragsdale

What colleges are you applying to? Duke, Dartmouth, Davidson, Princeton, Vanderbilt, UGA, Berry and Washington and Lee

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? I’ve been here since kindergarten, and Andrew Sabonis-Chafee was in fourth grade. I didn’t say a single word to him, but I told my mom I thought he was cute!

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? Second grade. Mrs. Walden’s class. Whenever she was teaching us something, she liked for us to save our questions until the end. During that lesson, I really had to go to the bathroom. REALLY badly. I raised my hand, but because it was in the middle of the lesson. I wasn’t called on. I kept my hand raised and started waving it around a little bit. Then I started panicking. Fast forward a few minutes, I wasn’t called on, and I wasn’t about to just leave the classroom (because I would have to “flip my card”), so I just went in my seat. I sat in the back of the classroom near the in-class sink so no one could see me, and no one knew. I felt so guilty that I got up slowly and got some paper towels from the sink behind me and brought them back to my seat to soak the wetness out of my chair. I did this four to five times with no one noticing. After the lesson I went to the bathroom and partially rinsed my skirt out with water. Luckily, it was the last lesson of the day, so we all just went home. I’ve been at Wesleyan for 13 years, and this story has never gotten out, but it’s senior year. It was time.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? No question about it. I find it hard to believe that I will find a place again in my life filled with the same amount of love, Christian spirit and sense of community. I love Wesleyan.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school? Water Polo. Freshman year I told myself I would do it senior year, but you can’t run cross country and play water polo.

What are three things you cannot live without? My sister Holland, my mom and her dry sense of humor, books and music are tied for third.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was two, I wore my scrubs and lab coat to every doctor visit, and my pediatrician told me I could inherit his practice when he retired. I wanted to be a pediatrician more than anything when I was a kid. Now, I want to be an anesthesiologist. Keep Reading

Lent: A Reminder to Become Christ-Centered

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Just as there is a time to celebrate Jesus’ birth during Christmas, Christians set aside time to honor Christ’s death during a time of fasting, known as Lent. Lent comes from the term “lenten” which is a part of the historical Christian calendar and is a practicing of opening the hearts of Christians to hear God’s grace through prayer, confession, fasting and tithing as the church waits for Holy Week. Lent lasts for forty days, modeling after the forty days Jesus fasted in the desert before his capture and death. Today Lent is practiced formally and informally around the world to proclaim peoples’ faith or to celebrate a new habit forming (i.e. no soda or candy for forty days) and to be aware of what Jesus has done for us. Keep Reading

Senior Spotlights

in Senior Spotlights by

Billy Stepp

What colleges are you applying to? UGA, Georgia College, Sewanee and Birmingham Southern.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Anna Kate Johnson.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? In third grade at lunch, I drank 13 cartons of milk solely because Josh Price told me I couldn’t. Apparently 12 cartons of milk was a record, so I had to break it… about five minutes after lunch, I threw up in the hallway as I headed to my next class.

What will you miss most about Wesleyan? Matty Means (Matthew Means), my Grandpa (Coach Khedouri) and Friday night lights.

What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? A play.

What are three things you cannot live without? Kenny Chesney, slippers and asparagus.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was little it was to be an astronaut, but now, I want to be a physical therapist.

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