Since 2002, 24 high school boys and 24 high school girls are chosen to be part of a team filled with the most elite basketball players in Canada and the United States. This year, one of Wesleyan’s own University of Connecticut signee, Mikayla Coombs was chosen to be a part of this elite team. Coombs has been at Wesleyan since seventh grade and has played basketball since. Keep Reading
The varsity girls basketball team traveled to Georgia Tech on Friday to compete for the state title. They faced Holy Innocents, a long-time rival, and the same opponent they faced the past 2 years. Wesleyan fell to the Bears twice in the regular season, but they won when it mattered the most, the region championship game. This victory gave them an easier path to the championship. Keep Reading
- What colleges are you applying to? Georgia Tech, University of Virginia, University of Georgia and Auburn.
- What were you involved with in high school? Cheerleading, lacrosse, chapel band, peer leadership, Ambassadors, Vet Club, SALSA and Student Led Worship.
- Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Patrick Ramsey in 7th grade.
- What is your most embarrassing moment? Two years ago, I had to pray after I played in my church’s youth band. I was on the microphone praying over a children’s ministry, and I said, “Dear Lord, please let us touch the children… not in that way… amen.” The whole youth group was dying laughing, and I don’t think I’ve ever turned so red.
- What is one thing you wish you had done in high school? Model Arab League.
- What is the theme song to your life? “In My Shades” from Starstruck.
- If you could be any faculty member, who would you be? Why? Brittany Haverty because she’s so sweet, cute, and funny! She’s awesome to be around, and her accent is the best.
- If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? Good music, good books, and sunscreen.
- What do you hope your life will be like in 10 years? Hopefully married with a job and lots of time to travel.
- Assuming you had 24 hours to live, what would you do with your remaining hours? I would get my whole family and all my friends together, and we’d hop on a flight to Venice. There, we would eat some pizza and pasta, and go on a boat ride through the canals. Keep Reading
There are many great clubs offered at Wesleyan. One of the most diverse clubs is the Mosaic 7:9 club. It started three years ago at the request of two former students, Adaku Onwuka and Sheridan Davenport. This club comes together to celebrate diversity.
Jason Sheer, the faculty sponsor, said, “The name of the club, Mosaic 7:9 comes from the idea that we, like a mosaic, are a community of difference, and it is the difference that makes the community beautiful.”
The other half of the name comes from Revelation 7:9, when John saw many different people from many different nations, and they were all worshipping the same God.
“The name is a good reflection of why I personally care and why this matters at Wesleyan- I want to be a follower of Christ and this is the kind of community Christ is preparing for us,” said Sheer.
This year the club kicked things off with piñata festivities on the quad, but it is never too late to join. Mosaic 7:9 club meets once per month during lunch, along with the occasional leadership meeting. This is a time for students to plan the discussion for the next lunch meeting. This club hopes to diversify Wesleyan, and so far they have done an exceptional job.
Senior Sophia Kim is a participant of the club and she said that she hopes “the club will bring out different perespectives on how to benefit from diversity in Wesleyan.”