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Meet Sitong Wu


Sitong Wu’s hometown is Shenzhen, China, but most recently he studied in Manchester, England. Wu says now that he has decided to be a Demon Deacon, his three brothers want to join him at Wake Forest (once they’re older).

Did you attend high school in Shenzhen?
At 14, I had the life-changing event to study aboard totally on my own. I studied for three academic years at a boarding school called Rishworth School, near Manchester, in the United Kingdom.

What was most challenging about this experience?
At Rishworth, the academic side was challenging because I had to first learn the language. However, through the learning process, I taught myself to be more efficient. At boarding school, I learned how to be self-sufficient and responsible, I also joined debate.

Tell us about your involvement in debate.
I started debate during my junior year in high school. I dedicated most of my time to debate and by my senior year, I was captain. With an amazing partner and a life-changing coach, I ranked highly in many of the national tournaments. Overall, I was ranked eighth in the nation.

What movie has been influential in your life?
The movie “Forrest Gump” has been influential in my life, because it tells me that in life, you need to keep running.

When you’re not studying, what do you most enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my free time, I enjoy playing sports such as golf, badminton and tennis.

If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
I would want to travel back to the place and time when my dad met my mum.

What would the title of your autobiography be?
“How a Great Man is Made”

Why are you and Wake Forest a good match?
At Wake, I know I will become a well-rounded person and I’ll equip myself with useful knowledge. Wake Forest makes me proud, so I will make Wake Forest proud.

What is it that most excites you about the journey you’re about to begin?
I am most excited about the new people that I’m to going to meet and the friendship that I’m going to develop. I am looking forward to join the debate team at Wake Forest.