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Kelsey Strott

Senior Spotlights

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  1. What colleges are you applying to? UGA, Auburn, Georgia Southern and Alabama.
  2. What were you involved with in high school? Basketball and Lacrosse.
  3. Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Mitchell Robinson in 5th grade.
  4. What is your most embarrassing moment? One of the most embarrassing moments happened recently at our basketball game against Holy Innocents. After the game, I found out that my aunt had gone to the student section during the game and bribed some of my friends to tell the student section to “make more noise.”
  5. What is one thing you wish you had done in high school? I wish I had tried out for volleyball.
  6. What is the theme song to your life? “Watch Out” by 2Chainz.
  7. If you could be any faculty member, who would you be? Why?Mrs. Panetta because she’s so artsy and the sweetest person ever.
  8. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? Smartfood popcorn, Odell Beckham Jr. and my dog.
  9. What do you hope your life will be like in 10 years? I want to be married and travelling the world.
  10. Assuming you had 24 hours to live, what would you do with your remaining hours? I would go to a tropical island and swim with sharks.

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From Swing Dancing by the Seaside to Whipping in the West

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    Seniors Abby Gardner and Martin He stop at the photo booth before hitting the dance floor at Sadie 2016. Amanda Cheatwood.
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    A group of sophomores gather for a quick picture together at last year's Sadie. Amanda Cheatwood.
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    Seniors Abbey Gritters, TJ Anderson, Jessie Roberts and Sydney Milikan snap a picture with Spanish teacher, Guillermo Vallejo. Amanda Cheatwood.
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    Junior girls, Darby Carroll, Lauren Pavelec, Ashton Cameron and Suzanne Godard attend Sadie by the seaside. Amanda Cheatwood.
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    Sophomores Cameron Binney, Kris Laurite, Chloe Hangartner and Landon Parks celebrate sadie with some festive leis. Amanda Cheatwood.

Sadie season is rapidly approaching, which means the tides have officially turned. The guys get to sit back and relax, while the girls take on the role of coming up with ridiculously cheesy puns in order to ask that special someone to the dance.

This girls-ask-boys winter dance has been on Wesleyan’s annual calendar for nine years, thanks to Student Government Advisor and Student Activities Director, Brian Krehmeyer.

Krehmeyer proposed changing Sadie into a winter dance where dates were not encouraged, but the Student Government Staff overruled the vote and decided to keep the Sadie as is.

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Why Wesleyan Students Choose FAST

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The night before a big test and especially during the nights of exam week the popular place for Wesleyan students to be is FAST Mentoring.


FAST Mentoring is a local tutoring business where Wesleyan students of all grades go to get extra help with their academics.

According to fastmentoring.com, FAST aims to make their services “go above and beyond a typical tutoring firm.” FAST uses a specific approach to each tutoring session known as the “FAST mentoring 3- step approach.” These three steps include asking the students what questions they have, letting the students defend what they think and sending the students home with a plan that helps them understand how to study the material on their own.

Senior Kelsey Strott studies for a test during a private session at FAST Mentoring. GREER.
Senior Kelsey Strott studies for a test during a private session at FAST Mentoring. Emily Greer.


Taylor Orwick, office manager at FAST Mentoring, said the number of Wesleyan students that attend FAST has decreased in recent years but Wesleyan students still make up 37% of their students. In fact, there are exactly 241 Wesleyan students that attend FAST.


So, why is FAST so appealing to Wesleyan students? Many students love FAST so much because of the tutors and how they can go there with their friends. Senior Cullen Davis said he loves FAST because he has “close relationships with most of the tutors and most everyone who goes there develops the same type of relationship.” It is important to many students that they feel comfortable with their tutor and see them as an instructor as well as a friend.

Senior Anna Alexander hangs out with FAST tutors Michael and Matt Saari and Lisa Gravalee.
Senior Anna Alexander hangs out with FAST tutors Michael and Matt Saari and Lisa Gravlee. Anna Alexander.


Junior Madison McKemie said she loves FAST because “it is a one on one session and you can get help that maybe you wouldn’t receive in a classroom.”


School guidance counselor Heidi Lloyd adds a comment on tutoring. Lloyd said, “Tutoring can be a type of support that can be helpful when students are having difficulty grasping concepts.”



FAST Mentoring has always been a go-to tutoring spot for Wesleyan students and with exams approaching, Wesleyan students will be pouring into FAST as usual.




Homecoming Court Spotlight

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Wesleyan’s 2016 Homecoming Court was comprised of a male and female representative from grades nine through eleven, and 5 girls and 5 boys from the senior class.

Homecoming King and Queen were crowned at the football game on Friday (Oct. 21). Scroll down to find out who won.

J’ernai Argilagos (9th)

  1. How does it feel to be on this year’s homecoming court? It feels awesome! I’m really excited for my first homecoming as a high schooler, let alone being on the court!
  2. What are you most looking forward to as a member of the homecoming court? I’m looking forward to the homecoming float.
  3. If you could choose any theme for theme days, what would it be? I would choose Nickelodeon TV shows as a theme.
  4. What movie character do you identify with most and why? I would say that I identify most with Olaf from Frozen, because I love giving out hugs, I care about my friends and I am always really energetic.
  5. If you could nominate any teacher to be Homecoming King or Queen, who would it be and why? I would choose Ms. Sims and Coach Paroli. I would choose them because they are both really nice and funny! They are also really fun to have as teachers!
  6. If you could party with any historical figure, who would it be and why? I would probably party with Leonardo Da Vinci, because he was an amazing artist and I would love to learn from him. Plus he seems like a pretty cool dude! Keep Reading
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