Students look back on a challenging 2020-2021 academic year

Despite many community members having a very rough year, as the 2020-2021 school year winds down, many have reflected on the good, the bad, and the funny of the last year. Below you will find the reflections of many Virginia Wesleyan students when asked about their favorite memories, accomplishments or events from this year. 


Riley Cheuvront, freshman

“I took an online ethics course in the January term, and our final exam was a tournament of which team could debate the best. In this class I didn’t pay attention too well because it was way too early; however through hard work my team won both the tournament and bragging rights as the best ethics debaters in the class.”


Xavier Hess, senior 

“My favorite activity this past semester was the petting zoo. I’ve always wanted to pet an alpaca and it was just awesome being able to feel it. My least favorite part of this year was finding motivation to do homework and other assignments.”


Josh Livermon, senior 

“My favorite part of this year would definitely be the fact that all my hard work I put into school secured me a job making over 80k+ a year with a security company and being able to purchase my second vehicle in my own name.” 


James Harrod, junior 

“My favorite part of this year was bringing in 4 new brothers in Sigma Nu.”


Hannah Zimmermen, junior

“My favorite event had to be SPIKE BALL!  Especially with COVID happening, we have to find creative ways to get outside and enjoy time with others in a safe, positive way!”


Robert Solomon, senior 

“My favorite thing would have to be the fact that everyone was driven outdoors by COVID-19  since no one could hang out inside, but that would also be my least favorite, so it’s kind of bittersweet.”


Skyler Lattuca, senior 

“My biggest struggle this year has been maintaining interest in school and my leadership roles here whilst also taking steps far beyond here to start my future. Something that stuck out the most to me this year is probably the subconscious reconnection with friends you’ve made over your time at college all in the past few months. Without thinking about it, I have started talking to a lot of my freshmen and sophomore year friends recently.”

By Kimberly DeHart