TulsaPeople’s Class of 2014 Brainiacs are among the area’s best and brightest.
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Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences
As an active member of the TSAS community, National Merit finalist James “J.D.” Wessinger put his wit and intellect to good use.
He took it upon himself to maintain various unpaid jobs throughout the school, particularly the maintenance of the vending machines used by students and faculty.
Wessinger, who played trombone in the award-winning TSAS Jazz Band, is a board member of the youth program at All Souls Unitarian Church, where he sings in the choir.
He will attend The University of Tulsa, where he plans to study psychology. He says he hopes to someday consult with businesses and various programs, specifically schools.
“I want people to have an education system that cannot help but push them in the direction of their dreams,” he says.
When asked what he would like to see in the future, Wessinger’s visionary nature is evident.
“I want to see technology that lets us explore the stars,” he says. “I want to be a part of society where difference is simply not an issue — where people are just people, and nothing less.
“Also, hover boards and self-tying Nikes would be cool.”