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Haley W.

Tour Guide at Florida Southern College

Class of 2020

Hometown: Alexandria, MN

Major: Musical Theatre


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.

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.

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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