Michael Muchane '15
Published September, 2014
Hello, I’m Michael Muchane, a senior here at Woodlawn. I have been at Woodlawn since the 6th grade, and I can confidently say it was one of the best decisions of my life. Over the past 7 years I have been immersed in a wide variety of experiences, but what has always stood out to me is the close-knit community that is the core of Woodlawn. In my opinion, the ties that exist between all students (Kindergarten through 12th grade) are a large part of Woodlawn’s identity. As a student, when I show up to school, I am not only greeted enthusiastically by seniors and lower classmen alike, but the Common Hour, Intermezzo, and a variety of Woodlawn traditions like the Powder Puff game encourage connections between students of all grades. I have come to know and grow fond of many students in the middle and lower schools due to these types of interactions between classes.
One of the lines of Woodlawn’s Alma Mater says “every student shines”, and what makes that possible is the vast array of opportunities that are available here at Woodlawn. Even though we don’t have a school orchestra, I have performed on the piano quite a few times for students and parents. A good example is “Grand Friends” day, which is a relatively new tradition here at Woodlawn - this provides an audience of over 300 people for both instrumental and vocal performances. Although I may be more instrumentally inclined, I enjoy sports thoroughly and last year became a founding member of Woodlawn’s first varsity swim team. One of the highlights of the season was chanting the oh-so-fitting words “Tiny but Mighty!” before each meet! I’m looking forward to my last and hopefully greatest year here at Woodlawn. Senior year, here I come!
Michael is currently a sophomore at Wake Forest University.