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Lower School Travels the World

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The lower school Passport Club is a parent-led club where lower school students are tested on their knowledge of geography. Students are challenged each month by having to learn about different countries around the world. The students are then tested according to their level and rewarded with a certain amount of world bucks depending on their accuracy. These world bucks are used at the World Market that takes place at the end of the year to buy toys and gadgets from the countries they studied throughout the year. This is a way that students can learn and be stimulated at the same time. Lower school parents, students and faculty are very involved and passionate about Passport Club, as this is the sixth year of the program at Wesleyan.

College Advising Assistant Dayna Thomson was one of the founders of the lower school Passport Club. The club started because Stephanie Powell, one of the three founders, became aware of a club in Hong Kong that was teaching kids about geography with the idea of using a passport to help them learn. She gathered up a few parents to help her come up with a way that this could be a part of Wesleyan School. It was modified and made specific to Wesleyan, and the Passport Club was then made.

A committee of six chairs, with the help of 20 parent volunteers makes Passport Club possible each month. Students from grades one to four participate in the club each month at different levels. Thomson was passionate about getting the club started because she knew this would be a fun and rewarding way for students to learn geography. She said, “The students learn that there is more to the world than Peachtree Corners, and they gain proficiency in geography. I think one of the biggest benefits is the students’ exposure to other cultures.”

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Wesleyan Fantasy Football Leagues

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As the fall season rolls around, and football season begins ramping up, people are getting excited for their Fantasy Football League by picking out their team name and thinking about who they want to draft. There are tons of Fantasy Football Leagues around the country, and there are also many leagues in the Wesleyan Community. Junior Bryce Masters, senior Carter Davis and Wesleyan parent Stephanie Powell are all part of a Fantasy Football League this year.

Bryce Masters: 

Junior Bryce Masters and his friends, Luke Carroll, Tanner Bivins, Matthew Morse, Hayden Morehouse, Beau Brown, Braden DeBow, Wyatt Hodges and JD Chipman are all part of a Fantasy Football League together this year. They have been preparing for this time of year to come and were eagerly ready to make their draft picks for this year’s league. For the drafting, they met up at Beau Brown’s house. Masters is projected to win the league so far, and some other dominant players in league are juniors Harrison Gracey and Beau Brown, but the season is not over quite yet. When asked if he thinks Fantasy Football is luck or talent, Masters said, “Mostly talent, with a little bit of luck involved. An important key is doing research before-hand and doing a few mock drafts.” When the time comes, the winner will get $135, second place $45 and third place $20. But now, what about the loser? The loser must go to Waffle House for 12 hours and must eat a waffle every single hour. Fantasy Football is one of Masters’ favorite past times in the fall, and he said his favorite parts about it are, “Watching NFL football, and it is also a fun little competition.” Keep Reading

Fall Sports Preview

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As the 2019 fall season begins, each fall sport has been preparing and working hard to represent the Wesleyan Wolves well. With fall now in full swing, each team is really kicking it into gear and working hard. The wolves have been showing up to each competition thrown their way and have shown how much effort they have put into their sport. The motivation and dedication of the wolves have been persistent this year, and each team is even more excited for what is to come in the rest of the season.

Water Polo:

The water polo team “3-4-1” is having one of their greatest seasons yet, with three great wins, and one tie. When asked what has led the team to their victories this season so far, Coach Kevin Kadzis said, “The turnaround has been excellent teamwork and player leadership.” The team has played eight exciting games so far and has six more to go. The team is looking forward to the end of the season tournament that is coming up at the end of September. The team this year is composed of many strong senior players who have been really putting in the effort throughout the season so far. These players are Will Miller, Connor Beatty, Jack Godfrey, Isaiah Erb, Samuel Johnson and honorable mention Javi Martinez. These group of players have really stepped up and have given everything they’ve had. Kadzis said, “… what really stands out this season is just the great group of players coming together to play a sport they all like.”

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