What's Happening at Wesleyan

List of 20 news stories.

  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation Honors Nine Wesleyan Seniors and Names Three Semifinalists

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized nine Wesleyan seniors. Meredith Mangum, Braden Thorne, and Andy Yang were named National Merit Semifinalists, an honor that only 1% of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nationwide receive based on their PSAT scores. These students will now submit essays in the hopes of becoming finalists and earning scholarship money. Finalists will be announced in February 2020.
     
    In addition, Wesleyan has six National Merit Commended students. Approximately 2% of seniors nationwide receive this recognition. Our commended students are Isaiah Erb, Lindsey Mains, Adam Rogers, Jacob Walton, Abby Weatherly, and Holden Wilder.
     
    Congratulations to these students and their families!
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  • Sixth Grade Students Raise Money For Clean Water Charity

    October 8, 2019

    Sixth grade students Anne Bradley Maxwell, Elizabeth Barrett, Fiona Callahan, and Caroline Stickney teamed up to create a service project challenge for the Wesleyan middle school this fall. For several years, Anne Bradley has asked friends to donate money to clean water charities instead of giving her birthday presents. This year, for her twelfth birthday, she chose to partner with Shoe Crew Water.

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  • Wesleyan Names Andy Yang as Nominee for Jefferson Scholarship

    The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Andrew (Andy) Yang has been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominee for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia. The Jefferson Foundation seeks high school seniors who possess exceptional ability in leadership and scholarship and who show promise of making a significant contribution to the University of Virginia community as students and to society at large as graduates. In addition to his outstanding academic record and membership in numerous honor societies, Andy is president of the Honor Council, captain of the math and science bowl teams, and a four-year member of the cross-country and soccer teams.
      
    If awarded, the Jefferson scholarship covers the entire four-year cost of attendance at the University of Virginia and provides unique enrichment and travel opportunities. Andy will now complete a rigorous application process including writing essays, securing recommendations, and potentially interviewing with the scholarship selection committee. Please congratulate Andy and his family for this honor and wish him well in his quest to become a Jefferson Scholar.
     
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  • Wesleyan School Announces Partnership with the Center for Civil and Human Rights

    This fall, Wesleyan School announced it has partnered with the Center for Civil and Human Rights, located in downtown Atlanta, to create customized learning experiences for students in and outside of the classroom. This partnership will provide students and teachers access to the Center for field trips that will engage self-discovery about areas of civil and human rights. Additionally, a staff member at the center is available to share her expertise in the classroom alongside teachers and bring the Center experience to Wesleyan.

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  • Creativity Thrives In Lower School Enrichment Class

    October 2, 2019

    Lower school art teacher Elizabeth Ables is one of several teachers that leads an enrichment class offering for lower school students after school. Able's class is focused on making clay pieces, to find out more read below:

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  • Kindergarten Celebrates the Conclusion of Alphabet Bootcamp With a Letter Parade

    Wesleyan kindergarten students kicked off the school year with Alphabet Bootcamp. This intensive daily immersion of all 26 letters during the first 30-days of school helped reinforce the letters and their sounds for students.
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  • Wesleyan Is the Friday Football Spotlight on 104.7 The Fish

    Did you catch The Marching Wolves drum line, Mr. Foster, and Mr. Cleveland on air with Kevin and Taylor from 104.7 The Fish this morning?
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  • Sozo Children’s Choir Returning To Wesleyan This Spring

    September 27, 2019

    The Christian Life team is excited to announce that the Sozo Children’s Choir will be returning to Wesleyan during the week of February 24th. Many will remember the choir and the impact they made from their last visit to campus during the 2017-18 school year. When thinking about the previous visit, Meagan Brooker, Assistant Director of Fine Arts, said “Having the Sozo Choir on campus is such an eye-opening experience. Through this opportunity right here in our own backyard, our students will see a more diverse and global view of what God is doing in other parts of the world.”

    The children in the choir will have the opportunity to visit our classrooms and interact with the Wesleyan community during their stay in Peachtree Corners, along with performing for the lower, middle, and high schools. Looking ahead to the week of February 24th, Matthew Means, Assistant Director of Christian Life, stated “I think this event will be the highlight of the year for many of our students and families.” For more information on the Sozo Children’s Choir click here, and stay tuned for more information on how to get involved during their visit.
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  • Lower School Holds First Passport Club Customs Check

    September 26, 2019

    Lower School held their first Passport Club Customs Check for the school year on September 24.

    Passport Club is Lower School's innovative self-study approach to geography. Students can set their own pace, studying anywhere from 5-25 countries each month. They are tested by volunteer "Customs Officials" and earn stamps in their passports, country flag pins, and world bucks that can be used at a "World Market", which will be held at the end of the year.

    Returning students enjoyed returning to a new year of geography learning, and 1st grade students were especially excited to share their knowledge of continents. Several teachers, including lower school principal Jason Erb and art teacher Elizabeth Ables, also joined the testing fun.
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  • Guest Actors Teach Monologue Workshop Series

    September 24, 2019

    For the past three Monday's this September, guest actors John Adrian and Robin DeMarco taught a monologue workshop series for Wesleyan students that were interested in learning more about the craft of acting. Adrian and DeMarco have a range of experience from onscreen productions such as ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Scandal’, and the 2019 film ‘Unplanned’. We asked them a few questions about the program and their background.

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  • Wesleyan Grad Jameson Kavel '17 Continues Missions Focus at Duke

    Wesleyan class of 2017 graduate Jameson Kavel has carried two of her passions from Wesleyan with her to Durham - softball and service. This summer, Jameson and other student-athletes from Duke and Stanford served in South Africa leading sports camps and teaching CPR and computer skills in the communities they visited. Jameson recently shared in her own words what this trip meant to her this summer. Keep reading online.
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  • Homecoming King and Queen Crowned

    September 23, 2019

    At halftime of the Homecoming football game against Our Lady of Mercy, it was revealed that the student body had voted seniors Javy Martinez and Lanni Brown as Homecoming King and Queen. Congratulations to all who made the homecoming court this year!
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  • David Andrews '11 Featured on Patriots 'Do Your Life' Series

    September 19, 2019

    David Andrews '11 has been a member of the New England Patriots since 2015, and was recently featured in the first episode of their 'Do Your Life' web series. In the episode, David visits Wesleyan's campus for a football practice and talks about what the program, the coaches, and the school mean to him. To view the video click here.
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  • Homecoming Court Announced

    The senior Homecoming Court has been announced and consists of the following people: Lanni Brown, Tatum Connor, Lindsay Rappe, Clara Ortwein, Abby Weatherly, Trent Bartlett, Wyatt Copeland, Javy Martinez, Adam Rogers, and Colton Villa. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime of the football game against Our Lady of Mercy on Friday, September 20.
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  • Homecoming Theme

    To learn more about the homecoming theme, "Out of this World", click here to view the video created by student government.
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  • Olivia Larner '16 Gives TEDx Talk at Furman University

    This past spring, Olivia Larner '16 gave a TEDx talk at Furman University on the topic of confronting the challenges of invisible chronic illnesses. To view her talk click here.
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  • High School Students Attend Governor's Honors Program

    August 27, 2019

    This past June and July, seniors Lindsey Mains, Tyler Sturtevant, and Andy Yang were invited to study in the prestigious Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) at Berry College. Approximately 650 students from across the state were chosen to attend, which represents one-fourth of 1% of eligible sophomores and juniors in the state.

    Each student was able to choose a major while at the program; Lindsey focused on communicative arts, Tyler on theatre, and Andy on mathematics.
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  • AP Scholar Awards Announced

    August 21, 2019

    The AP Scholar Awards are academic distinctions for students to cite among their credentials on applications and résumés; however, students do not receive any monetary award from the College Board. In addition to the AP Scholar levels, Wesleyan also had 89 percent of the AP Capstone class receive some level of recognition. Annually, around 22 percent earn AP Scholar recognition world-wide. In 2019, Wesleyan is proud to announce that 45 percent of our AP students earned AP Scholar recognition at some level, including 5 who earned National AP Scholar recognition. See below for students who received recognition:
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  • Brooke Dant '12

    Alumni Art On Display In Fine Arts Building

    August 19, 2019

    Wesleyan’s 1st annual Alumni Art Exhibition is now on view in the Fine Arts building lobby and upstairs foyer. Artwork will be on display now through Labor Day. Come take a peek at what our talented alumni artists have been up to!

    Artwork from: Angela Whited ’09, Brooke Walton Dant ’12, Caroline Jordan ’12, Hannah Ghafary ’15, Sheridan Davenport ’16, Martin He ’16, Emily Sabonis-Chafee ’17, Olivia Curran ’19, Hannah Hufham ’19, Matthew Stainback ’19
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  • Coach Wolf Named State Strength Coach of the Year

    Congratulations to Dustin Wolf who was named the 2019 State High School Strength Coach of the Year by the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA). This award is given annually to a High School Strength and Conditioning Coach in recognition of his or her coaching achievements and passion for the profession.
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