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Students and parents move items into Luter Residence Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University on Friday, Aug. 26. This year WFU welcomes more than
Wake welcomes class of 2020
BY TEVIN STINSON
Wake Forest University welcomed a
freshman class of more than 1300 students
during official move-in day on Friday,
According to the university, the scores
of new students who represent 45 different
states and 24 countries, were selected ffohi
the largest applicant pool in school history.
One of the fortunate students chosen to
join the Demon Deacon family was Jordan
Pizzaro from Pennsylvania. While waiting
for help to move boxes and other items
into her dorm, Pizzaro said after making
the six-hour drive to Winston-Salem, she
was excited to finally be on campus. She
mentioned, "This is a day I've been look
ing forward to for a long time."
Pizzaro, who plans to major in health
and exercise science, said she decided to
make Wake Forest her residence for the
next four years because the campus felt
like home when she visited earlier this
"It just felt right," she said. "The sense
of community is very strong here on cam
pus and I felt that when I visited in the
Anna Gallegos from Georgia said the
family atmosphere at Wake is what caught
her attention as well.
The business major noted the campus
has a big school vibe mixed with the inti
macy of a smaller college. When told she
was selected from largest applicant pool in
school history that dates back to 1834,
Gallegos said, "It feels awesome.
"I know it was a competitive applicant
pool and to be selected from so many stu
dents is pretty cool."
To help students and parents with the
big move onto campus, student athletes
woke up early to haul boxes and other
items into dorm rooms. Before the start of
classes, students participated in "New
Deac Week," an orientation designed to
kick off the students' journey as Demon
Deacons. The official first day of class for
students at Wake Forest was Tuesday, Aug.
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that's the way he treated
everyone he came in con
tact with, like family."
At a time when
are constantly portrayed in
negative light, Noble, who
was set to begin his teach
ing career at East Forsyth
Middle School on Monday,
Aug. 29, his twenty-fourth
birthday, Noble looked to
change that narrative.
Although Noble was 6'7
and a talented basketball
standout at Winston-Salem
Preparatory Academy, he
decided not to play at the
collegiate level because he
wanted to show African
American children that you
don't have to dribble a ball
or score touchdowns to be
"He didn't want to be a
stereotype and he didn't
want others to fall into that
stereotypical way of think
ing either," said McDaniel.
"Krishawn showed a num
ber of kids and even some
adults that they can do any
thing they put their minds
During a vigil held at
his alma mater, Winston
Salem State University
Elwood Robinson said
Noble was a promising
young man who was an
exceptional mentor for
"We talk about making
a change in the African
American community and
Krishawn had that power
to bring about change. He
was special," Robinson
As he stood before
dozens of family members,
friends and others who
were touched by Noble's
presence, Robinson noted,
"At a time when it is nearly
impossible to get young
African-American males to
go into the teaching profes
sion, Krishawn stood tall
and answered the call.
"He was a beautiful
human being with a great
spirit," he said.
WSSU middle grades
education major Shannon
Smith, who had a number
of classes with Noble, said
although Noble was a quiet
person, when it came to his
school work Krishawn was
very knowledgeable and
would jump to be the first
to lead classroom discus
"He had a goal and he
was determined to reach
that goal," Smith said.
During a brief discus
sion with The Chronicle
following a separate vigil
held at the William G.
White Jr. Family YMCA,
Noble's older brother,
Kevin Noble Jr.. said
although it has been a hard
time for him and the Noble
family, it felt good to know
that his brother touched so
many people before his
"My brother inspired so
many people to put then
best foot forward and fol
low their dreams," he said.
"It has been hard, but we
all have to stay strong
because that is what
Krishawn would have
for Krishawn Jamar Noble
are scheduled for today,
Thursday, Sept. 1 at New
Baptist Church located at
1212 North Dunleith Ave.
The service is set to begin
at 3 pjn.
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