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Legacy Alumni Spotlight – Tray Wright

Graduation year from Legacy: 2016

Number of years you attended Legacy: 11 Years

College/university attending: LeTourneau University

Year in college: Sophomore

Degree plan: Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Biomedical Concentration

Scholarships/recognitions/awards for college or while in college: Founders’ Scholarship ($13,000)

Career/future plans after graduating college: My future plan after graduating is to attend graduate school for a degree in genetic engineering.

Extra-curricular activities/organizations while in college: I am Floor Senator of Dorm 4, and the floor’s chaplain. Senators discuss topics around campus brought up by students and floor Chaplains lead the spiritual community on each floor.

Jobs while in college: During the summer of 2017 I worked with LeTourneau’s youth camps for two weeks. I am also currently working as a student worker in the Student Center on campus during the fall 2017 semester.

What are you enjoying about your college experience?
One thing I was most worried about going into college was finding a group of people to become friends with. Luckily, I was put into housing with very great people. They made sure to make every freshman comfortable and included. There is never a dull moment living with them.

How do you feel your time at Legacy helped prepare you for college?
Legacy had definitely prepared me for my experiences at LeTourneau. The schedule that was implemented for my senior class was a similar schedule a college student might have. This helped me learn how pace my course work through a week where a class falls on every other week day. Being at Legacy had also allowed me to build strong relationships with friends. What I learned from building those relationships with fellow students is essential to college life as a Christian. In university or college, especially a secular school, it is very important to find friends that you can share a strong faith in God with.

What are some of your fond memories/favorite experiences while at Legacy?
Every day at Legacy was a day to remember, but some memories that really stand out are winning the last game of an undefeated season in football, the first day at the newly constructed campus, and playing the first game of Legacy baseball.

How does your spiritual life play a role in your college experience?
Going to a Christian college, I encounter spiritual situations to increase my faith every day. Just like Legacy, LeTourneau is a great place to find people to help grow your faith.

If you had to describe Legacy in one or two sentences to somebody, what would you say?
Legacy is a place filled with Christian character and students who strive both academically in class, and physically in sports. It’s a place where you will feel at home and make friends that will never leave your side.

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