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I Am West Georgia

Jack O'Lantern

I am West GeorgiaYears at UWG: 102.

My job title: Carve on the Quad Model

What I really do: I tutor other pumpkins in the mathematical principals of Pi.

Birthplace: Ireland.

Family: My mummy and deady.

People describe me as: Well rounded.

My favorite things to do: Go out on Saturday nights and do the Monster Mash.

My proudest accomplishment: Being the star in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

My passion: Candle lit evenings with my ghoulfriend.

My pet peeve: Mummies. They're too wrapped up in themselves.

Before UWG, I: Served vampires at the Stake and Shake in Vinings.

I stay at UWG because: I have roots here.

One thing I would change about UWG: Change the school colors to orange and black.

The best advice I ever received: Don't spook until spooken to!

When I was a child, I wanted to be: A coach for Cinderella.

Most people don't know that: I read my horrorscope every day.

My favorite quotation: The pumpkin is always more orange on the other side of the patch.

The book I think everyone should read: Ghoul Deluxe and the Three Scares.

The movie I think everyone should watch: A Nightmare Before Christmas.

My favorite memory: Being carved for the first time.

The person (alive or dead) I’d most like to meet: Peter Pumpkin Eater's wife.

What I would most like to have if castaway on an island: A Jill O'Lantern!

What I would do if I won the lottery: I would buy every patch in the U.S. and set my people free.

What I most want to contribute to students: Be a lantern of success.

Although you didn’t ask, I’d like to tell you anyway: When the Irish Potato Famine (1845-50) devastated Ireland, over 700,000 fled to America, bringing the custom of carving turnips on Halloween with them. Unfortunately, turnips were not as readily available in their new home. Pumpkins, however, could be found in abundance and were a whole lot bigger and easier to carve.

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