Annabel McSpadden

Murray 1693 ScholarAnnabel

Hometown

Bogart, GA  (North Oconee High School)

Why William & Mary

There's a certain depth at William and Mary that other universities simply can't obtain--depth in meaningful student conversations, depth in the stunning, historically-rooted campus, depth (and breadth) in academic study. Visiting William and Mary, I was struck by an overwhelming sense that I belonged. Sure, I considered other colleges. I think my dad put it best, though, when he turned to me and said "William and Mary just gets you." He told me that W&M seemed to understand and accept who I am academically and personally. My acceptance into the 1693 Scholars Program (for which I am so incredibly grateful) proved him right. I am very excited by the prospect of attending this college. I feel at home already, and I'm certain that this institution will provide me with the tools I need to create the stimulating, challenging future I've always desired.

Majors

 Psychology and English

W&M Activities
  • Assistant Director - Parks Research Lab
  • Founder - People Who Write Stuff
  • Lead Singer - ABOP (funk band)
  • Counselor and Mentor - Girls Rock! RVA
  • Emergency Room Assistant - Riverside Doctors Hospital
  • Patient Discharge Liaison - Riverside Doctors Hospital
  • Founder - Bluebird Ezine
Other Interests

Lead backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail, write music and poetry, road biking

High School ActivitiesAnnabel
  • President of Beta Club
  • Co-President of Spanish Club
  • Student Advisor to the Superintendent
  • Editor of school paper
  • Intern for a Political Science professor at University of Georgia
  • Titan Ambassador
  • Secretary and founding member of the Y Club
  • Song writing
  • Road biking
Awards/Distinctions
  • National Merit Finalist
  • Georgia Young Authors First Place State Winner
  • Georgia Governor's Honors Program
  • Top English student awards