Name: Samuel Franklin
Course of Study: General Studies, Arts
What is your role in the upcoming musical “Into the Woods”? I’m playing the Wolf and Cinderella’s Prince.
What activities are you involved with on campus and why? The activities I’ve involved myself in include Smoking Aware-
ness, because I’m not keen on seeing people suffer from such an addiction.
What prompted you to choose your current course of study? I got it from my father, and I always wanted to be a performer.
What is the best part of attending WC? The best part about attending WC is the fact that there is little to no strife or contention to worry about, and people are easy to get along with.
As a student on the autism spectrum, what challenges do you face on a college campus that other students may not be aware of? My biggest challenge is my heightened anxiety, which puts me in severe situations.
What services are available to you at WC that help you better navigate college life? The Disability Services have been quite generous to me, making my tenure at college simpler.
What are your post-WC plans? I plan to work for a whole year, then transfer to UNT. Afterward, I will hopefully go into teaching music classes or performance.
What are your favorite things to do when you are not at school or studying? I sing, work on my novels, play games and try to help my friends out with some of their problems.
What is your dream job? To become a performer, either in the street, on the stage, or at a bar, club or church.
Who has been your greatest mentor? My greatest mentor is my voice teacher, Rick Rainey, because he has always been there for me, and he helped me unlock so much of my voice and my talent which I never thought possible.
What is your favorite song? My favorite song is “Pure Imagination.”
What has been your favorite course, so far, at WC? My favorite course has been voice lessons because I love to sing.
How would you describe the campus life experience you’ve had at WC? My experience has been incredible, and I wouldn’t change a second of it.
How would you describe the quality of education you have received at WC? The quality is absolutely terrific.
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