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Oh, the places you’ll go: Garrett Wiehler studies his United Nations passion at American University

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Garrett Wiehler will be attending American University at the nation’s capital to study international service.

“American University has one of the top ten International Studies programs, and that’s my passion, so the choice was obvious,” he said.

“I want to be good at helping people and developing lasting solutions to global issues.”

As an editor for The Lance, Wiehler often covered political and global issues that interested him. One of his recent works, “Two movements, one city,” which covered the Women’s March on D.C., was selected as a Best of SNO article.

His interest in international issues continued in his participation of Model United Nations.

“Travelling through the Model United Nations program has really prepared me for the real world.” Wiehler plans to continue participating in Model UN at American University.

In addition to his passion for global issues, Wiehler has also been in multiple school musical and play productions, including the 2017 spring musical, The Addams Family. Wiehler said his favorite memory was when he and his best friend, Lincoln Robisch, conquered the global Destination Imagination improv championship in 2016 and were recognized at the school’s award ceremony.

“I haven’t had to make terribly consequential or difficult decisions at LHS. I’ve followed my brain, and it’s worked so far.”

Wiehler thanks his mother, teachers, and friends. “I feel like I’ve had a really good support network.”

Lancer Media is covering where members of the Class of 2017 will be heading next year. This year’s theme is “Oh the Places You’ll Go”. If you would like to be featured come to room C203. 

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Tory Spruill, Photo Editor

Tory Spruill (@toryspruill) is a second year journalism student in the Class of 2017. She is president of the National English Honor Society and a captain of the Color Guard and has devoted seven years to the team. She decided to take journalism to participate further in school activities and expand her career options in her future.  She will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University to study photography and plans to work for their newspaper.

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Brandon Cooper, Editor

Brandon Cooper (@bcoop150) is a first year journalism student in the class of 2017. He plays wide receiver for the varsity football team. He enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends. Brandon is looking forward to an exciting year of being part of the journalism team.

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