Thirty five out of the thirty-six weeks of the Wesleyan school year are filled with countless assessments, Bible papers and piles of homework; Homecoming Week is the one week out of the year where school becomes a little less serious. It is a time where students trade the uniforms for silly costumes and this year, the school went from a normal high school in Georgia to the red carpet in Hollywood.
On Oct. 10, the Senior Leadership Team and a group of volunteers joined forces to create meaningful gifts to give to the facilities team for all of their hard work and dedication.
The facilities team is responsible for maintaining Wesleyan’s beautiful campus. They set up and breakdown events, clean every room in all buildings and more. While keeping a strong work ethic, they make sure to express positivity in everything they do, and they are never seen with attitudes that aren’t always after achieving their golas. Although they are always appreciated it is more difficult for students to see the impact they are making, because many members of the team get to school after the students. After school hours, you will find the team picking up garbage students left behind from a morning snack or they will pick up that crumbled-up test which has 68 in red marker at the top, left behind from a sad student. The work ethic that encompasses the many members of the facilities team is truly awe inspiring, and they are a pure example of what to strive for when wanting to achieve the character trait of hard working.
During his 20 years at Wesleyan Matt Cole has served in several positions. He has taught AP European History, eighth grade history, twelfth grade government, standard world history and public speaking. Now in his final year at Wesleyan, he is the Executive Head of School and a senior college advisor. Cole has been an integral part of the Wesleyan community and has had such an monumental impact on the students he has taught through the years. Anyone who knows Cole can attest to the fact that he has a brilliant sense of humor and always has a smile on his face. He is capable of changing the atmosphere of an entire room just by entering it and he has an uncontainable love for students. When asked what he will miss the most about Wesleyan, Mr. Cole said, “ Students by far- they are honest and smart and most of them have common sense.” He has made an indelible mark on this school and has the gratitude and respect of his fellow colleagues and students. Senior Daniel Baisier said, “Mr. Cole is genuinely one of the nicest people I know. I got to know Mr. Cole in the summer of 2016 when I had the opportunity to travel with him, Clay Tyler, and Zach Green to FSU for a research project with a professor that he had met. Not only did I enjoy the nerdiness of the experience, but I got to know him for the funny, frank, and interesting man he is. Since then, he’s helped me navigate the world of college admissions and guided me through the arduous process of writing college essays. Throughout it all, I always knew that I was talking to someone who genuinely cared about me and wasn’t afraid to give me the honest truth.”
As 2017 came to a close, 2018 appeared with a promise of new premieres for all to enjoy. Although 2017’s exquisite display of new movies and television shows blew viewers away, 2018 came equipped to exceed expectations. On top of the brand-new seasons of popular Wesleyan student favorites such as “Stranger Things,” there are other thrilling events taking place this year, such as the Winter Olympics, a royal wedding and astronauts taking steps on the moon once again. Keep Reading