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Trom, Wyatt, Bethany

Trom, Wyatt, Bethany

Trom, Wyatt, Bethany

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Most upperclassmen pass by freshmen ignoring them and wishing they would keep moving instead of constantly checking their map (provided by The Sunflower) of campus.

But there appears to be more to the freshmen on campus than just being young, dazed and confused.

The Sunflower sat down with three freshmen to ask them where they’re from, what they’ve done a what they’ll be doing at Wichita State.

Tram Ngo

Q: What high school did you go to? 

A: Wichita Southeast

Q: What were you involved with in high school? 

A: Student Activities Council, soccer, tennis, debate, Leadership Advisory Council

Q: What is your major? 

A: Business Administration

Q: Why did you choose to come to WSU? 

A: I didn’t apply for any other places besides WSU. I get the opportunity to stay in the dorms, and [WSU] is so giving, and offered me a lot of scholarships. 

Q: What do you hope to be involved in at WSU? 

A: Student Ambassador Society, Dean’s Scholars, Vietnamese Student Association, Asian Student Conference, Barton School Dean’s Ambassadors, Barton International Group

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment? 

A:  I came here from Vietnam when I was six. Luckily, my first grade teacher was half Vietnamese so I taught her Vietnamese and she taught me English. I still have family in Vietnam, and my dad moved back to Vietnam.  I’m the first to go to college in my family.  

Q: What is something interesting about you? 

A: I am going to nail school this summer so I can work at a nail salon to help pay for college.


Wyatt Vieux

Q: What high school did you go to? 

A: Valley Center High School

Q: What were you involved with in high school? 

A: Pep band, jazz band, drum line, percussion ensembles, DECA (International Association of Marketing), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), forensics, debate, theater, National Honor Society

Q: What is your major? 

A: Marketing; I want to combine my passion for music and business in California at the Musician’s Institute, and go there for a music business degree. 

Q: Why did you choose to come to WSU? 

A: I came to WSU because it’s close to home, and WSU gives out money graciously. There are also a lot of big businesses around Wichita where I could get an internship. 

Q: What do you hope to be involved in at WSU? 

A: Greek life, concert band, Shocker Sound Band, music, Student Ambassador Society

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment? 

A: I received the President’s Service Award for the community service I have done. 

Q: What are some interesting things about you? 

A: I have an internship already with the athletic department at WSU, and I give tours for the university.


Bethany Heintz

Q: What high school did you go to? 

A: Maize South High School

Q: What were you involved with in high school? 

A: National Honor Society, marching band, concert band, jazz band, Spanish club, pep club

Q: What is your major? 

A: Early childhood education

Q:  Why did you choose to come to WSU? 

A: I want to do mission work after college. Being able to graduate debt-free was a big factor. 

Q: What do you hope to be involved in at WSU?  

A. Dean’s scholars, a campus ministry, multicultural affairs

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment? 

A: I graduated a semester early from high school to volunteer for an orphanage in Guatemala for six months. I worked with 15 kids, newborn to 15-years-old, and taught an English class for preschoolers. Only two people at the orphanage spoke English. 

Q: What is something interesting about you? 

A: I started a Bible study in high school.

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