Wesleyan Grad and Former Dunwoody Resident Wins Miss Homecoming at Auburn

Taylor-WesleyWesleyan School alumna, Taylor Wesley, has just won Auburn University’s Miss Homecoming 2015 for her mental wellness platform. The campaign for Miss Homecoming is an opportunity for candidates to raise awareness for a cause. Wesley, a former Dunwoody resident and 2012 graduate of Gwinnett County’s Wesleyan School, has long been an advocate for mental wellness. When it came time to pick a platform, she created Spreading Wellness with Wesley. During the beginning of college, Wesley struggled with mental health. It wasn’t until she finally reached out for help that she realized she was not alone. Statistically, 1 in 4 students at Auburn struggle with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Wesley says 300 students were on the Student Counseling waiting list this past year. Additionally, Health Promotion and Wellness Services provides funding to various clubs and support groups. Wesley is now raising money through a Go Fund Me campaign to help support these resources so more students can get the help they need. Wesleyan School seeks to develop in each young person a desire to learn and to become a good citizen in serving the local community and world – a philosophy Taylor Wesley exemplifies. Wesleyan is extremely proud to see an alum making such a positive impact on her community.

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