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Alumni Give Advice to Graduates

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“I wished I realized that everyone has a different path of life ahead of them. There’s no right way and no one knows what they’re doing. Embrace it. I loved knowing the faculty’s names at Wesleyan. I don’t think many people realize how beautiful the Wesleyan campus is. There is always such green grass and fresh pine straw. The Wesleyan community is still so loving and supportive it is. Its feels like home. Go Wolves.”

  • Abbie Blauser ’18

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Teachers Share Advice to the 2018 Graduates

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Dear Seniors,

“It’s not easy, but, then again, it’s not supposed to be easy.

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Captains of Industry: Student-Owned Businesses

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As students progress through high school, they have taken on more responsibility. Studying, keeping up with relationships and committing to projects outside of school are often at the forefront of their minds. A practical issue that affects most activities is money; without cash, people cannot go out to eat, donate to their church, attend many events or buy gifts for their friends. While most teens go out and get a job, a few enterprising minds had the idea to create their own businesses. Keep Reading

Wesleyan Alumni’s Advice to Graduating Seniors

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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

 

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Advice Column: How to Handle Stress

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Dear Anonymous,

I know what being stressed feels like and it is not fun! I always feel like I have a million different things going on too and it drives me crazy. It is definitely hard to balance everything, especially when it comes to family, friends, and school! Although it might be difficult, there are many practical ways to alleviate stress in your life. First, try to keep a gratitude journal so you can write about things that inspire you and make you happy. Focusing on the things you are grateful for helps you see the positive things in your life.

Personally, being organized with my room, planner, closet and other things that typically get cluttered or messy helps keep my life organized. Often I rush to get ready because I sleep in too late in the morning, and mornings are so important because it can either cause my day hectic or not. To prevent that from happening, try going to bed earlier to get more sleep! Also, set a time, like 10 p.m., to drop everything, turn off the lights and go to sleep. Engraving this habit in your mind is so important because getting the proper eight hours of sleep will help your brain function smoothly during the school day. Another technique that may help to boost your day is carving out time in the morning to get ready and follow your daily routine. Obviously, this process is different for boys and girls, but making yourself presentable and feeling confident with how you look gives you that extra boost of confidence to start the day off great.

Adding to self-confidence in the morning, focus on the Lord with prayer or a devotion. Stress buildup is negative, but prayer and worship can help alleviate some of the negativity that stress causes. While stressed, your physical body tends to tense up, causing you to feel uncomfortable; running or exercising will release endorphins, a group of chemicals in your brain. Don’t like running? Take a walk or just enjoy being outside with the fresh air. After the run, workout or fresh air, your body will be able to relax and feel less tense.  Finally, take a bath! Just relax. Stress is no fun, especially during the school year, where we are pressured to always give our best performance. Thankfully, there are many solutions to this problem that will help you live a healthier and happier life.

Good Luck!

From,

Payton

If you need advice, email the Green and Gold.

greenandgold@wesleyanschool.org

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