Every Thursday, about eight aspiring minds meet in the library to discuss their latest progress in their personal projects. Girls Who Code is a new club at Wesleyan, one that aims to inspire young women to expand their interests to the technical field through simple, yet engaging, online guides. Keep Reading
The girls basketball team continues to work hard and stay focused, so they can achieve their goal in winning the state championship.
There are eight seniors on the team, so it would be memorable to end their high school careers with a state championship.
The Lady Wolves finished their regular season 24-4, and like the boys team, they will be in the state playoffs as well.
When asked how the team will prepare for the upcoming tournament senior Natalie Armstrong said, “We are preparing by focusing on certain defenses and offenses that will be efficient for the teams that we could potentially play down the road in the state tournament.” Keep Reading
The Wesleyan Winter Wolves are currently nearing the end of their respective seasons. With swimming, basketball and wrestling nearing a close, athletes share their hopes for the remainder of their seasons.
Freshman swimmer, Hannah Wasmuth, has set specific goals to achieve in before the state meet at Georgia Tech. “Before going to Georgia Tech, I want to improve on my technique, so I can be at my best for the state meet,” Wasmuth said. Many other swimmers attended challenging practices over the Christmas break. “No days off!” swimmers said.
Out of the water, the varsity girls’ basketball team has also been preparing for their state tournament. “Our team is feeling really good about our accomplishments this season,” sophomore Caroline Burke said. “That being said, we have some tough competition ahead of us, so we have to keep working hard,” said Burke. Keep Reading
The Wesleyan Girls Basketball team is renowned for being a powerhouse, and this season should be no different. There is only one returning senior, Cairo Booker, who plays the point and two-guard position. She has committed to play at Wofford College, and she is a leader on the team. Natalie Armstrong returns as Wesleyan’s center who, Coach Jan Azar said, “had a really great second half of the season last year, played really well in the state championship, and had a great summer.” Mikayla Coombs is returning from an ACL injury that took her out of the game all of last year. Amaya Register returns at point guard, and Jameson Kavell returns at shooting guard. Azar says that Kavell shot the ball well this past summer and is Wesleyan’s “three point threat.” There are other returning faces, and some girls coming up from junior varsity who have worked fiercely to get a chance to play for the varsity team this year.
The Wolves were honored to be invited to play in the Nike Tournament held in Phoenix on December 17th. The top high school teams in the nation are invited to this tournament, and Wesleyan will be playing in the highest division. The Lady Wolves have played in this tournament two other times and Azar said, “It is the best competition that we’ve ever seen.” This tournament will help the girls’ basketball team get experience while playing against the strongest teams in the nation.
Azar says that the two biggest competitors in their region will be Greater Atlanta Christian School and Holy Innocents’. Wesleyan faced Holy Innocents in the State Championship, and GACS will be better this year than last. Wesleyan plays Holy Innocents at home on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd and plays GAC at home on Tuesday, Jan. 26th. Azar said, “This is going to be a fun group of girls to watch… This is one of the best teams I think we’ve ever had here.”