2017 was an arduous year for the United States. Deemed the deadliest year for mass shootings in U.S. history, the country finished the year with around 307 mass shootings. Police killed 1,147 people, and there was a substantial number of bombings in public places. England and France also made notable headlines in the U.S. However, 11.5 percent of Syria’s population has been killed or injured since 2011, proving that is it much rarer to see news like that make headlines in first-world countries.
What colleges are you applying to? UGA, Georgia College, Sewanee and Birmingham Southern.
Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Anna Kate Johnson.
What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? In third grade at lunch, I drank 13 cartons of milk solely because Josh Price told me I couldn’t. Apparently 12 cartons of milk was a record, so I had to break it… about five minutes after lunch, I threw up in the hallway as I headed to my next class.
What will you miss most about Wesleyan? Matty Means (Matthew Means), my Grandpa (Coach Khedouri) and Friday night lights.
What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? A play.
What are three things you cannot live without? Kenny Chesney, slippers and asparagus.
What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was little it was to be an astronaut, but now, I want to be a physical therapist.
“Beauty and the Beast” is a musical that allows all kinds of people to join together to bring a shared love of music and the arts to life. For this year’s musical, students from ninth to twelfth grade, as well as one fourth grader, have come together to bring this show to life. For three months, students, teachers and parents alike have worked tirelessly to make sure the show comes to fruition.
Service Day was a chance for all Wesleyan students to get out and make a difference for others. Wesleyan students are incredibly fortunate to work at a school with such a dedicated staff and facilities crew, and the students were excited to be able to give back.
The first of a planned series of annual Service Days offered many opportunities to serve. Omicron Service Society Director Nathan Emmelhainz said, “[Service Day first came to fruition when] Kelsey Rappe came up with the idea (she remembered both 8th grade service day, and the HS service day that her older siblings did years ago). 5-10 years ago there was an annual service day that was a day of no classes for the whole high school. This was changed with an intent to have service always be voluntary – rather than compulsory. This year’s event was entirely voluntary, and was sufficiently successful that we will try it again next year. It will remain voluntary – as an option on PSAT day.”
So Worth Loving is a local clothing company based on the importance of self-love and self-worth founded by Eryn Eddy Erickson, a Georgian musician and entrepreneur.
Erickson “unwittingly birthed an inspirational brand” five years ago, according to Atlanta Magazine. She was a musician who wanted to create a physical reminder for her fans that they are worthy of love. Her songs are “melodic poetry sewn together by contagious hooks and powered by rhythmic, electronic pop-rock fusion” that are all “about empowerment and about overcoming your obstacles.”