Carly Wiese is a member of the De Smet High School class of 2021. Her parents are mother, Regina Wiese; father, Michael Wiese; and step-mom, Audrey Saylor. She has an older sister, Michelle Wiese.
Her favorite class at DHS is art. A favorite experience is attending the state one-act play competition and learning the call and response yells while waiting for results.
Someone who has influenced her were foreign exchange students Julika and Beer.
“They helped show that the world is so much bigger than the U.S., and even if they are from seemingly worlds away, we still have similar experiences,” Wiese said.
“Yes, good grades are important, but you can’t put them above your personal well-being,” is the advice she gives underclassmen. “It’s okay to not be perfect. No one really is.”
Activities Wiese has been involved in at DHS include cross country, oral interpretation, one-act play, all-school play, Dungeons and Dragons, art-drawing and painting, reading and playing clarinet and bass clarinet.
Her future plans include attending Dakota State University in Madison to study computer science.