Hometown: Hendersonville, NC
School: Wake Forest University
Major: Economics and Religion
Job: Eanes Heating and Air Conditioning
Church: First Presbyterian
"I enjoy watching sporting events (particularly highly ranked/evenly matched teams/marquee events). I am also trying to move the phrase "groovy gravy" into the popular lexicon."
Hometown: Apex, NC
School: Virginia Tech
Major: Health and Exercise Science
Job: Scribe at Forsyth Endocrine Consultants
"I love being active and being outside – my favorite aspects of nature are mountains and clouds. I love traveling and experiencing new places and cultures. I believe that seeing different parts of the world gives such perspective that simply cannot be gained otherwise. Lastly, I feel very passionate about ice cream – it also happens to be my favorite food.
Hometown: Columbus, OH
School: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Major: Exercise and Sports Science
Job: Behavioral Specialist at ABC Child Development
Church: Hope Church
"I love Ohio, and fun fact, I graduated from the same high school as Ned's wife, Lia! But for the past three years though I have been an honorary southerner living in Chapel Hill for college and it has become very much like a second home."
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Job: Volunteer Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity
"Jobs I have had in the past include, walking dogs, landscaping, food service, working as a barista, bartending, and moving – which is my personal favorite so far. I have played guitar and sang in a number of bands, and, on occasion, we have been paid – but I never made more than $25 on a gig."
Hometown: Columbia, SC
School: Clemson University
"I love being outside. I love going for runs and going hiking and camping. I love being in the mountains and jumping in cold water. I love going on day trips with friends and finding new breakfast restaurants to try."
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
School: Davidson College
Job: Accounting at Aladdin Travel
"When I go to the beach, I don’t build sandcastles. Instead, I dig holes."
Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
Job: Forsyth Country Day School
"I love to play music. I studied classical piano for ten years and taught myself to play guitar, which is most of what I play now. I also taught myself to play bass guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, accordion, and percussion at varying levels of proficiency for fun to play around with friends, and I also sing. I fell in love with guitar listening to classic Rock and with percussion listening to soul and early R&B, which have become staples of my driving playlists.
Hometown: Matthews, NC
School: UNC - Chapel Hill
Major: Media and Journalism
Job: Twin City Sports
Church: River Oaks
"I am almost always craving chocolate milk and I’m not a huge fan of breakfast. My hope is that when I leave this program, I’ll have an even deeper love for Jesus and people, and my heart would look a little more like His.
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Major: Interior Design
Job: Graphic Design at Salem Sports, Inc.
"I love running and hiking, but I'm easily persuaded to come inside for a cup of coffee with a dear friend. 'We serve breakfast all day' is a crucial phrase when choosing a restaurant."
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
School: Covenant College
Major: International Studies
Job: Community Liaison with New Canaan Society
"I love meeting other people from different walks of life, and I had the opportunity to have several great relationships with students from all over the world when I studied abroad for a semester in Haifa, Israel. I tasted wonderful food, visited historic Biblical sites, and was immersed in Arabic culture and music during a weekend trip to Amman, Jordan.
Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
School: Campbell University
Job: Novant Health Patient Services
"I studied Broadcasting and Public relations in college and juggled my time between hosting the Campbell news and being a part of Campus Outreach. I have spent the past two years working in Student Ministry at my home church as the High School Assistant. Through my experience working with High School students and meeting a lot with high school girls, I have become interested in going back to school for counseling.
Hometown: Franklin, TN
School: University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Major: Children and Family Studies
Job: Client Relations at Big Brothers Big Sisters
"I am a very go with the flow kind of person. I love to laugh and make others laugh. You will always see me with a smile on my face, but I can be serious when I need to be."