D.C. Everest Sr. High
Campus and Community Involvements:
Cru, Vanguards, Cartwright Info Counter, Village on Cass Assisted Living, Bible Study.
Favorite place on-campus:
Swing outside of Graff
Favorite food around or on-campus:
Whitney’s M&M bars
Best UW-L story:
As a freshman I was biking down West Ave and dropped my bike lock. Instead of slowing coming to a stop I tightly clamped down on only one brake sending myself flying over the handle bars onto the sidewalk. Of course this is taking place directly below a construction site so all 20 workers are gawking at me wondering if the girl on the sidewalk is alive. Cars began to pull over and see if I was okay. Before they could get out of their cars I quickly grabbed my lock and sped off back to my residence hall. It’s memories like these you have to laugh at.
Advice to freshmen:
Live like a senior. Work diligently putting effort into your courses, but enjoy life because it’s far too short. Don’t worry about what others think or spend time comparing yourself to classmates. Spend more time having fun than worrying about what’s to come.
What surprised you the most about UW-L during your Freshmen year?
The professors. I was amazed by the individual attention I received. Whether it was a greeting in the hallways when my professor remembered my name or a personal tutoring session that wouldn’t end until I fully understood the concept, I was blown away by the intentionality.
In your opinion what is the best thing about the UW-L?
The campus atmosphere. There is an energy and fun attitude that permeates throughout the student body. Saying hello to one another with goofy handshakes, cartwheels across Drake field, snowball fights and ultimate frisbee are just a few of the numerous activities that contribute to it’s unique atmosphere.
What will you miss the most about the UW-L after you’ve graduated?
The flexibility of college life and the opportunities it presents. The ability to at random go on a night bluff hike or star gaze on my roof with roommates are memories I’ll cherish, but not be able to duplicate.
What are your favorite things to do on-campus/off-campus?
I love being able to hangout with my roommates and attend church together. It’s like having a second family and hanging out at home.
What is your favorite thing about La Crosse?
The amount of outdoor activities the area offers. Hiking the bluffs, walking down by the river, biking the marsh trail, the list goes on and on. With a very active community it’s more fun to get involved and meet others throughout the community who also love to take advantage of the resources in the area.
Weirdest thing about you?
I live like an 80 year old, often going to bed at 9pm and getting up at 4:30 or 5:00am….I also knit and crochet.
If you could be one household item, what would you be and why?
A sponge, but it gets everything squeaky clean!
Name something you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of others?
Sing… I have a terrible voice.
Name one thing you miss about being a kid?
Adventuring outside all day long catching frogs.
What is your favorite song at this moment?
Home by Phillip Phillips
Do you have any hidden talents or skills?
I am spectacularly corny. If it can be made into a corny joke I will
most likely make it.