Senior Spotlight: Talullah Dougan
1. How long have you been at WDS?
I have been at WDS since first grade. I left for my first two years of high school to branch off and meet new people but ended up coming back for my junior year.
2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step?
I believe I have not only learned presentation and conversation-based skills but also the importance of community. I have had a second family here who supports and encourages everything I do. I feel WDS has prepared me for the real world and to be passionate and not give up on things I want.
3. Why did you choose your particular school/gap year/job?
I chose Johnson and Wales because it has a lot of different fields of study I can see myself pursuing in the future. It also was one of the only schools I felt a connection with and was open to some of my ideas.
4. Please share a particularly fond memory of your time at WDS.
One of my favorite memories from WDS took place through my 2nd and 3rd-grade years. Every day my friends and I would go to the woods and play for recess. I am still amazed by the imagination and creativity we all had. We were able to use these woods to play and create our own world
5. Any advice for the Class of 2021?
If I were to give any advice to the class of 2021 it would be to enjoy your last year here and not take this time for granted. It may seem like a long work filled year but it’s all worth it. Now that we’re unable to attend school, I find myself really appreciating the people I saw every day and the community we have around us. You only get this time once and it’s important to use it to your advantage.