Today is the last day of my 13 years at Wesleyan. Though sometimes it felt as if I had a never-ending string of tests and papers and homework, I can’t imagine graduating from anywhere else.
When writers, speakers, singers and actors come together from all over the region, a most intense competition ensues. Students who specialize in literary and fine arts have the opportunity to compete in a little-known event called a Literary Meet. Keep Reading
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
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