Wilson Scholars' Blog


Creating Reunions with Humanity
Feb 2, 2018

Well, I thought I knew how hard my senior year would be, but wow, I really had no idea. It is simultaneously difficult, exciting, stressful, and amazi...


Finding a Way: A Story of Resilience
Jan 26, 2018

Walking into this semester, I did not know what to expect. This was the first time in three years that I was going to sit in a normal classroom; it wa...


Appalachian: My Catapult to Academic Confidence
Jan 18, 2018

Going into college, I was, without a doubt, scared out of my mind. I never considered myself to be a super academically-oriented scholar, or even a su...


Running Home to Appalachian
Dec 14, 2017

As I come to the conclusion of my first semester at Appalachian, I am amazed at how much this college experience has exceeded the already-high expecta...

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Life Lessons from a Semester Abroad
Nov 10, 2017

This past summer was a little different for me because the Australian semester runs into the what we call summer here in Boone. I ended session one of...

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Conversations in China
Nov 10, 2017

This past summer, I had the opportunity to travel to China with the Holland Fellows Program. After having visited Europe for the past two summers, I w...

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Art in Action
Nov 3, 2017

This semester I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to start a new organization called Art in Action, and so far, we’ve had two awesome meetings with...


Fall Break Alternative Service Experience
Oct 20, 2017

Over the recent fall break, I had the opportunity to co-lead an Alternate Service Experience with a fellow Wilson Scholar and great friend, Emma Labov...

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2017 City to Mountains Student Exchange
Oct 6, 2017

This past weekend, Jabari, Sarah, and I spent upwards of 12 hours in rental minivans with eight wonderfully rowdy Charlotte middle schoolers as we pla...

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Cultural Immersion
Sep 19, 2017

It was a summer of moon-balance, something I’d been needing for a while. For all of June and July, I lived in a cobwebby barn at the base of a narro...