It's Market week and we are ready to fill your cup to the brim with gorgeous art and wonderful weekend entertainment! All the Professional art, Student art, and programming can be found on the Wesleyan Artist Market website.
Keep reading for the top three things you need to know this week and a highlight of the schedule for special events throughout the Market.
The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has honored Jacob Price as Wesleyan School’s STAR student for the 2020-2021 school year. In turn, Jacob chose Deborah Brown, high school math, as the teacher who has had the greatest influence on his academic life.
The Wesleyan Artist Market Team is excited for the launch of the Virtual Market next week. Starting Thursday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m. and running through April 29 at 4:00 p.m. shoppers from across the country will get to enjoy and purchase through the WAM marketplace.
The College Advising office is pleased to announce that Jacob Lanier Price received an appointment as a midshipman for the United States Naval Academy class of 2025. Jacob received nominations from Congresswoman Lucy McBath and Senator David Perdue and a guaranteed offer of acceptance in November for his outstanding accomplishments.
Rehearsals are in full swing for the Wolf Jr. Players production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown opening at the end of this month. Recently, the cast had a special Zoom reunion with the cast from the last time Wesleyan performed this show which was in 2003.
After weeks of rehearsal, the Wesleyan Wolf Players are pleased to present Noël Coward’s comedy, Hay Fever - virtually! A quiet weekend in the country ignites as misunderstandings and tempers flare. Directed by Wesleyan alum, Andrew Sabonis-Chafee, this classic Noël Coward comedy turns the Bliss family’s quiet weekend into an exhausting and hilarious romp.
Our spring High School production will be available to all Wesleyan students, families, faculty, and staff via livestream. The show will be performed live in front of a limited audience in Lencke Theater. While we are saddened that we cannot offer tickets to the greater Wesleyan community due to COVID-19 precautions, we still invite you to join us online to watch the fun.
The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Nadia Thieriot '22 and Kayla Kim '22 have been selected for the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program, a four-week summer residential program for gifted students.
Wesleyan School student Dorothy Park ’24 has been named to All-State Orchestra. An active member of Wesleyan’s marching and symphonic band, Dorothy auditioned for viola.
“This is a very rigorous audition process,” said Jeff Foster, high school band director. “Dorothy completed two rounds of auditions and this honor indicates that she is among the best in the state of Georgia. We are very proud of her accomplishment.”
For the seventh consecutive year, Wesleyan School has been named an AJC Top Workplace. This recognition is the result of employee surveys sent to companies across the metro Atlanta area. Wesleyan earned a spot as one of the top ten overall mid-sized workplaces in Atlanta.
For the 2021 Top Workplaces rankings, 3,268 companies were nominated or asked to participate after metro Atlanta employees responded to print and online solicitations that began appearing in August. Over 240 companies were surveyed. These companies represent 56,160 workers in the Atlanta region, including 34,031 of whom responded to the survey.
On Wednesday, March 10, Wesleyan School offered COVID-19 vaccines to all school employees. The shots arrived on campus one year to the week after the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything in the world around us.
The Wesleyan Steel Wolves VEX Robotics Team has been hard at work since August designing, building, and testing a robot to compete against teams across North America in VEX Robotics VRC Change-Up Competitions. On February 27, the team competed in a Live-Remote Skills Challenge at North Forsyth High School and successfully qualified for the Georgia VEX State Championship Live-Remote Tournament.
James Nord '02, founder and chief executive of Fohr, was recently featured in the New York Times about influencer marketing and how it's changing. Currently, brands are inundated with direct messages on social media from creators and influencers looking to work with their businesses. Nord's company, Fohr, asks content creators to answer questions about their style and interests. This regulated formula helps both the business and the creator better organize and identify potential partnerships.
Have you ever wondered what criteria college admissions representatives really consider when reading college applications? Nearly 35 Wesleyan sophomores and their parents were able to demystify the application reading process during the Atlanta Invitational Case Studies (AICS) program on Sunday, February 21.
With the busyness of the everyday schedule, one reprieve for Wesleyan parents and students during this COVID season has been the availability of After Care for lower and middle school students. After Care is offered every day from the end of the school day until 6 p.m.
As February comes to a close, the Christian Life team focused the final chapel of the month on the theme ‘Shalom,’ the Hebrew word for peace, wholeness, and completeness. Director of Christian Life Greg Lisson interviewed two students, senior Mikayla John and junior Sarah Lim, and asked their thoughts on why shalom is important, what barriers we have to achieve shalom at Wesleyan, and what we can do in our lives to reach that peace.
6th grade student Lex Stolle has been named an honorary construction manager for the construction of the new Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Arthur M. Blank Hospital. Stolle has been receiving life-saving treatment from Children’s since 2019. Click here to learn more about Stolle’s new role as honorary construction manager!
“Our day-to-day is a bit of a balancing act,” says Allen Marsh ’00. “For me and my team, that means we are trying to serve our hospital staff and insure they have what they need to do their jobs. This also includes making sure everyone who needs a bed has one.”
As the Chief Operating Officer of Medical City Lewisville in Lewisville, Texas, the day to day for Allen has been upended a bit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital is part of Medical City Healthcare, and Allen is responsible for a wide range of functions and infrastructure.