Logan Bowling, a native of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina came to Salem College her Freshman year in 2015, excited about starting her undergraduate career. An academic scholarship and the promise of playing softball brought her to Winston Salem, North Carolina, home of the oldest women’s educational institution still in operation in the United States. It was founded in 1772 by the Moravian Church. The liberal arts school has a long history of educating young women and maintains the motto of “Knowledge and Virtue.”
Logan, her sweet mother, and grandmother met me on the Salem College campus for her senior photo session, dawning a beautiful royal blue dress (one of Salem’s school colors) which complimented her summer tan and long blonde hair. She was all smiles and ready to jump in front of the camera! We began the session on the college’s campus center, which is usually bustling with students during the school year. We were lucky to have scheduled our session the week before move-in began, so the campus was relatively quiet, peaceful, and open to our creative exploration! Logan danced and laughed throughout the session, proudly wearing her cap and gown, and honor society cords for a couple of photos.
Logan changed into a more comfortable and casual outfit so we took advantage of Salem College’s many beautiful brick pathways and stairs, finally landing on the main building’s steps. Logan’s smile radiated as she proudly showed off her beloved campus, where she’s made many memories with new friends and learned so much in her career field over the last couple of years.
To finish out our photo session together, we ended up on the athletic field with Logan in her lacrosse uniform. I know you’re wondering, “Lacrosse? I thought she played softball.” Logan took up the sport of lacrosse in 2016 and has maintained a position on Salem College’s team ever since. Instead of a softball uniform with pants, she now wears a jersey with her lucky number ‘7’ and a lacrosse skirt. She has sported the number ‘7’ since her sports career began at a very young age!
As a Senior, Logan has one more year to go until she is an official SC alumni. The Exercise Science major has her eyes set on the May 2019 Graduation, but is excited to enjoy her last year and all that it will bring. When asked what she plans to do after graduation, she simply replied that she will be enjoying a few days under an umbrella on the beach! After a break from reality and a little relaxation, she will be going to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has submitted her grad school applications and will be anxious to receive the acceptance letters in the beginning of 2019. I wish her the best of luck in her Senior year of undergraduate school and am excited to see where this wonderful next chapter in life takes her!