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Haley W.

Tour Guide at Florida Southern College

Class of 2020

Hometown: Alexandria, MN

Major: Musical Theatre


Why Florida Southern?

I chose Florida Southern because of the wonderful opportunities, as well as the community. I am a transfer student, and when I was looking for the perfect school to go to, Florida Southern just caught my eye right away. I loved the location as well as the weather (being from Minnesota) and I felt like it would be a place where I would feel at home. I heard about the school through a friend who had already spent a year here, and the way she described the people and the atmosphere had me sold immediately and coming to this school my expectations have not only been met, but exceeded. I love my school and I am very proud to go here.

What is your favorite spot/thing to do in Lakeland?

My favorite thing to do in Lakeland is hands down walk around the lake. I love specifically walking during sunset, as the weather is nice and the view is unbeatable. I also love to see all of the happy people also walking around the lake. The positive energy that is there really impacts me every time I go for a walk around the lake. My other favorite spot is specifically on campus, and it is the small bench swing right outside the wellness center. I often will wing there and write papers during the day overlooking the lake and that is when I am working at my best.

In my spare time I like to...

In my spare time, I like to practice my vocal work and also practice new dance moves in my apartment's common room. I also make many trips to Disney and enjoy meeting fellow performers there and look at my opportunities as to performing there myself one day. I also really love to just go out and explore the city and find new places to go and enjoy. There are a lot of on-campus events that are truly special and I have never been disappointed in a single event that I have attended. This campus really does have everything you need if you are unable to travel far outside campus which I believe is important.

What has been your favorite class?

My favorite class hands down has been my tap class that I took. The instructor was so very talented and positive, and that made the class fun to follow and a joy to be in. He paid very close attention to everyone's specific needs and goals and was more than willing to take the time to make sure someone understood a concept before moving on. All of my teachers at this school have made class enjoyable which is very different from my old college.

I'm passionate about...

Dance Disney My Faith My Education Being a represenative for my organiztions and my school Friendship Family Netflix The Office Singing Musical Theatre

I'm involved with...

Musical Theatre
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