The Big EX17

Ecstatic Acceptance. Senior Kasey Parrott is filled with joy once she receives her acceptance letter from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Kasey plans to be enrolled in UNCW’S nursing program.

By: Hannah Finch

Out with the old, and in with the new. The time has come for the 2017 class to receive their acceptance letters. These seniors have worked hard and adapted to many challenges throughout their time at The Wake. When starting their high school career, they were set up on a unique program. Each student had the opportunity to prep themselves for college by picking a small school. East Wake was divided into four small schools: Health Science, Engineering, Integrated Technology, and Arts. In 2015, the school transformed back to one school, which was a major change for these students. And now it is 2017 and they are making way for their after-high school futures. Some will attend universities or community schools, some will enlist in the military, and some will enter the work force.

Scholarship Time! Senior Peyton Creech will attend Francis Marion University for the opportunity to play college ball. Creech stated, “I got a baseball scholarship to play there, but the school itself gives me a good opportunity to succeed because of the relatively small class sizes and super friendly faculty members.”

Here are just a few of our seniors and their next steps in life:


  • Katelyn Alford will be attending East Carolina University to become a nurse practitioner.
  • Tasia Bartley is going to Wake Tech to play softball.
  • Alexa Bird will be attending the University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill and plans on studying in the medical field.
  • Breanna Boggs plans to attend Wake Tech to get her paramedic degree.
  • Tony Chavez is planning to start his own band and work as a mechanic.
  • Peyton Creech will attend Francis Marion to play baseball.
  • Trevor Creech will also be attending Wake Tech to play baseball.
  • Will Davis will be playing baseball at Wake Tech and plans to transfer to a four year university.
  • Khadeem Dublin will be attending East Carolina University because of his major, the school’s location, and his friends.
  • Brett Hocutt will be attending Campbell University to continue his football career.
  • Garrett Johnson will be attending North Carolina State University.
  • Christian Marcom is enlisting in the Army.
  • Noe Nunez is enlisting in the Marines.
  • Kasey Parrott will attend UNCW to study nursing.
  • Bailey Watkins will also be attending East Carolina University because it is the best college fit for herself.

Whatever path you choose, to all of our seniors, good luck with your future endeavors!



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