Name: Wesley Clark
Grade: College Junior
Hometown: Monroe, North Carolina
Far away from any road
Grows my heart in solitude
Where no passer-by can see
On life’s highway, God with thee
Knowing when all else doth fail,
Thy compassion shall be free
Oh let it be, let me be
On life’s highway, God with thee
Biography: When looking at the lives of the Clark family it’s easy to see that they’re as normal as they come. Mr. Clark is a wealthy businessman with most of his money tied up in investments who is always there for his wife and three children, the oldest of which being his pride and joy. Conservatives to the core, you would never see the five of them anywhere but at their church on Sunday mornings singing along to the hymns and listening to every word of the gospel taught by their leader. You’d never know that under the surface there was something brewing within the oldest Clark child; something that even he feared at times. Wesley Clark had always been obedient to anyone he was supposed to look up to, his views adopted from the elders around him, and his morals were deeply compromised as he grew older. Everything he heard his mind would soak up like a sponge, the hate spewing from his pastor’s mouth about the heathens that roamed the earth and the homophobic comments muttered by his father at the dinner table being some of the few things that really stuck inside the boys mind. He grew up thinking that homosexuality was the worst sin you could commit and his growing hate for people who enjoyed the love of the same gender was slowly taking over who he was. On the outside, Wesley was a calm, happy little child but behind closed doors his true personality came into play. When hate crimes started becoming a problem in his hometown most people never expected that Wesley would be responsible for the tagging that seemed to be showing up all over the place, they never suspected he would be capable of beating a gay student to the point he had to be hospitalized, but the anger festering inside of him just fueled the behavior that was disgusting so many people in their small little town.
It was only after Mr. Clark found the empty cans of spray paint under Wesley’s bed that he was tipped off to the activities his son was up to. The worst part about all of this: it was the moment Wesley’s father swelled with so much pride for his oldest that tears came to his eyes. Protection was the only reason Mr. Clark sent Wesley to Windsor Academy. He was afraid that if the town found out what his son had been up to, severe consequences for his actions would be brought upon him even though his son was doing a “public service.” Making his son promise to keep his views in the shadows from now on- knowing that the world was just overrun with Liberals who wouldn’t understand- Mr. Clark thrust Wesley into a new life where he felt he would fit in better. After all, Windsor is full of the sons and daughters of wealthy politicians that had to have the same views as them, right?
It didn’t take long for Wesley to figure out how wrong they were. Homosexuals roamed the grounds openly and the people around here seemed to welcome them all with open arms. They were accepted, something Wesley felt wasn’t right. So far the boy has kept his promise to his father and the hate has been kept in check. Nobody knows the true Wesley, hidden away to only come out in fits of rage while alone in his dorm room. The only person to have any kind of idea that Wesley is a secret homophobe is his ex-girlfriend, Mia. The two were only together a few short months but as soon as he found out the girl was bi-sexual, she could see the disgust taking over him. Something was off and the relationship ended the very same day, giving Mia even more of a reason to believe that Wesley is who he is. Though Mia has yet to out him, Wesley fears it’s only a matter of time before it’s known to the world that he’s not exactly okay with the lifestyle “choice” that is taking over and he fears that it might be time to relocate once again.
See; Mia Riley
Play by; Ben Barnes
Theme Song; Vices - Brand New (x)
Name: Landon Owens
Grade: High School Junior
Hometown: Hot Springs, Arkansas
May no man’s touch ever tame
May no man’s reigns ever chain you
And may no man’s weight ever defrayed your soul
And as for the clouds
Just let them roll
Biography: When most people first set eyes on Landon Owens they can’t help but wonder what a boy like that is doing on Windsor’s campus. The clothes, the black nail polish, and the way he carries himself just screams low class and unrefined- a perfect fit for Radley Hall. However, despite the physicalities that are working against him, the boy has been roaming the campus since his Freshmen year of high school. It doesn’t take long for people to realize how wrong they are about Landon though- one conversation with the guy and you’ll completely understand why he’s able to call Windsor his home. If there’s one word that could describe him it would have to be charming. Charisma is Landon’s greatest asset and the only reason the seventeen year old has been placed in the rambunctious zoo that is Radley Hall instead of the well manned halls of Kent Court is because of the scholarship that funds his admittance and the family he hails from. It seems that people are just drawn to Landon’s personality and because of this, they’re willing to look past the way he decides to dress or the first impression they all seemed to get- which is a feat in itself considering the fact that most Windsor students aren’t willing to give second chances in their high societal worlds. His happiness is the kicker though. Never finding Landon without a smile on his face, most students seem to turn to him in their time of need. He’s the shoulder to cry on when you’re having a bad day, the best advice giver around, and he just seems to always know what to say to make somebody feel better about the situation they’ve been thrust into. Truly, Landon could be seen as Radley’s optimistic enigma. Bad mood and frown are three of the most foreign words in the dark haired boy’s life and this fact is known to most throughout the school.
But someone can’t possibly be that happy all the time, right? Not while walking the grounds of Windsor Academy at least. There’s a reason Landon always has that smile plastered on his face, that reason being that he doesn’t want anyone to treat him like a victim. Frowns just make people ask questions- what’s wrong? Are you okay? Is there anything I can do?- Everything that the boy doesn’t want to hear. Questions lead to answers, answers that he refuses to give, so he figures it’s just simpler if he pretends that everything is okay. You would never guess that on the inside Landon is withering away; his soul being eaten alive by a dark secret he’s never disclosed to anyone before.
At a very young age Landon always seemed to draw the short end of the stick. With three siblings, all younger than him, he’s found that protecting the people he loves doesn’t always play out like they do in the comics and he ended up literally giving all of himself to keep them safe. His body, his sanity, everything was ripped away from him the day his father slipped into his and his brother’s shared room and forced Landon to do unspeakable things. Landon refused at first, but with the threat of the same thing happening to the younger Owens children he knew he had to give into his father’s demands. The abuse continued for years and Landon never once let his loyalty to his kid siblings falter. Eventually, Landon’s father messed up when he was sent to prison for robbery after a home invasion went wrong and Landon found himself able to escape the life that was slowly killing him. Finally feeling as if he could leave his siblings in the care of the one person that did love them- their mother- he applied to Windsor’s scholarship program and was thrust into the life of petty rich kids who cried over spilt lattes. His background wouldn’t go over well with people here, something he’s reminded of as the girls prance around in their Gucci heels, so he keeps quiet about everything he’s been through and shows the world a Landon he’s always wanted to be. But how long will it take before he breaks down? How long until the nightmares he has at night push him over the edge and all that shame and anger comes spilling out? Landon has no idea if this act can last, but there’s one thing he is sure of: He’ll do whatever it takes to keep up the charade.
Play By; Munro Chambers
Theme Song; Ray LaMontagne - All the Wild Horses (x)
Name: Hunter Beauregard
Grade: College Freshman
Hometown: Carmel, Indiana
Feels just like I don’t try
Looks so good I might die
All I know is everybody loves me
Biography: Windsor Academy’s nobility can certainly be compared to those found in a deck of fifty-two. Sawyer Hawthorne surely ruled his land as though he were the King of Hearts and Stella Hudson walked the campus as though she were none other that the Queen of Diamonds. However, no kingdom could truly be complete without its pair of Jokers and one half that made up that pair went by the name of Hunter Beauregard. Hailing from the quaint and quiet town of Carmel, Hunter always knew he lived a privileged life. He was the son to a very successful businessman and a retired model who, prior to the birth of her son, used to grace pages of Vogue Paris. When Hunter was born, it didn’t take too long for his parents to figure out that he took after his mother in every sense. He had a personality too loud and definitely too vibrant for such a tranquil little place like Carmel, Indiana and possessed the ability to light up a room with his incredible wit and sense of humor. In fact, even in his teenage years, it would go to show that when Hunter Beauregard spoke, he was going to say something worth listening to.
After his junior high graduation, Hunter’s parents sat him down and gave him the best gift they could give a kid like him. They were going to send him to New York to attend a boarding school where his chameleon soul could put a smile on the world’s best and brightest and his personality could finally flourish. When Hunter Beauregard stepped foot on Windsor Academy’s campus, it was as though he had finally found the place he belonged. Certainly, he did not fit in among the students at Carmel Middle School; not with his unconventionally handsome appearance appealing enough to land him a modeling gig and ability to make even Meredith Carrow, herself let out a laugh. Naturally, with all the attributes Hunter possessed, definitely came his developed flaws. Even as a toddler, Hunter was always loved by everyone around him. Throughout his life, most things said about him were always praise and compliments and it didn’t take long for Hunter to think that he really was as great as everyone always told him. Little girls with pigtails whispering his name in their best friend’s ears turned into drunk teenagers asking him to lead them to his dorm room at Windsor Academy and finally, Hunter knew he wasn’t some little boy in an insignificant town anymore; he had everything. Quickly, Hunter had turned into the guy who never let anyone too close to his perfectly done hair and yet, still managed to be one of the most liked guys on campus.
Perhaps, somewhere in Hunter’s heart still lives the small-town boy from Indiana and that was why when the time called for it, he could still be that empathetic boy who could win the heart of anyone with a mere smile. In fact, it was this same duplicity in traits that earned Hunter his invitation into Briarcliffe House and best friend- who he even refers to as his long lost brother- Nathan Hale. When Sawyer Hawthorne was first inducted into being the new Head of House, there was no doubt that he’d invite the two boys who could make him laugh until tears fell from his eyes. Although, as the boys have grown up and Sawyer finally fell into his place of being Head of House, it became quite obvious that Hunter and Nathan were picks of an inexperienced Sawyer Hawthorne. Even up to this day, the two best friends- especially when intoxicated- can be heard lovingly making fun of their Head of House and his best friend, John Kennedy III. After all, there is nothing quite like a little sibling rivalry and the fact that John, and even Sawyer on occasion, takes everything so seriously is just hilarity for Hunter and Nathan. The two boys were like kindred spirits; Hunter Beauregard and Nathan Hale had been roommates since Freshmen year in Miller Hall and then continued on to become Briar brothers in a matter of due time. The pair truly made up the Jokers in a deck of cards and shared the same sense of humor that made them infamous around campus. Over the years, Nathan and Hunter have created an unbreakable bromance, have become each other’s perfect wingmen, and there’s no doubt that they’ll be each other’s Best Man at their weddings. And, like all brothers, the two get into petty squabbles on occasion but at the end of the day, there just isn’t one without the other. And now that high school has just become another page in the golden book that is Hunter Beauregard’s life, the start of his college career is one that he knows will be unforgettable.
See; Nathan Hale, Sawyer Hawthorne, and John Kennedy
Play By; Max Irons
Theme Song; One Republic- Everybody Loves Me (x)
Name: Reese Whittaker
Year: High School Senior
Hometown: Oxshott, England
Change came in disguise of revelation, set his soul on fire.
She said she always knew he’d come around.
And the decades disappear
Like sinking ships but we persevere.
God gives us hope but we still fear what we don’t know.
Biography: It seems as though Reese has always been illuminating the darkest of situations—he had been conceived after his parents were told they’d never be able to have children. Even as a toddler his pleasantry seemed boundless. He’d explore the family estate with eager fascination despite how many times he had walked the grounds. With his mother’s condition, Reese had been declared the sole heir to his father’s English shipping magnate. The great impending wealth that he would be receiving one day never seemed to jade his perception of all the things the world has to offer. Reese never grows tired of Santorini in the summer, novels he has read more than nine times, or his favorite movies. His perception of things were constantly changing and he could always find humor in something that had previously gone unnoticed.
Unconditional optimism had its limits though. Conversely his confidence in the “bright-side” of things had Reese’s head stuck in the clouds. The truth is, he cannot take many of the facets of life seriously. When things get hard or when tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Reese can’t grasp appropriate control of the situation. He either does not address the situation at all or becomes overcome with anger. As his mother’s health deteriorates, regardless of what the best doctors the world has to offer and cutting edge treatments, a menacing alter-ego of sorts has began to take form. To his peers, bouts of angst and anguish seem relatively random. Unfortunately, the one person who understood the source of his episodes had been a victim of the other way in which he copes with life’s mishaps.
Reese had the privilege of calling the coveted Melissa Cavendish his girlfriend since they reunited after summer break at the Graystone Affair sophomore year. Her free spirit fiercely competed with his but Reese didn’t mind being kept on his toes. As time went on however, Melissa had began to stray from what can be considered healthy rivalry. With her arrest, Reese couldn’t help but be consumed with the guilt of simply watching someone he loved fall off the brink. In typical Reese Whittaker fashion, without a doubt in his mind, he believed the best way to handle the situation was to not address the situation. Instead, he informed the jailbird that their relationship was no more via text knowing that she’d see it once he completely cut her off. If they’ll ever reconcile before graduation seems to be the question on every lion’s mind. They are bound to run into each other within the gates of Windsor Academy. As if he needed another looming adversity in his life, Reese is struggling to at least appear friendly to fellow Briarcliffes: the Katsaroses. For as long as Reese could remember, the name bounced around his household as prime competition within the shipping industry and it’s no secret. However, with backdoor intel on the Katsaroses unsavory connections, Reese Whittaker is going to have to pray for a few miracles to prevent this altercation from arising.
See; Melissa “Mel” Cavendish, Paris Katsaros, and Calisto “Cal” Katsaros
Theme Song; The Killers - A Dustland Fairytale (x)
Play By; Francisco Lachowski
Name: Léon Martin
Grade: College Senior
Hometown: Westmount, Quebec
I’mma have to take your number when I’m through with you
All I ask of you is try to earn my memory
Make me remember you like you remember me
Biography: Despite his parents beckoning to his every whim, no one loved Léon Martin more than himself. It wasn’t particularly hard to get others to buy into his pseudo-grandiosity too though. In fact, he didn’t even have to say a word to justify the arrogant narcissism radiating from him. Every pleat in his Armani trousers was hand stitched and his super 120-thread designer-label suits had been tailor-made to fit his toned muscle. Léon had developed the chic Parisian attention to detail after spending the usual school year with his father in France. To see a marriage fall apart would usually have a detrimental affect on a child, but Léon would rather not dwell on the less fabulous aspects of his life. Instead, he chose to focus on the fact that having divorced parents compete for your love with bribery and significant gifts reaped many perks.
Having an eye for the finer things in life, being fluent in French, and the charm of a siren, Léon proved to be as fascinating as he believed himself to be. Secretly fearing he might lose his claim to righteousness, Léon encourages himself to live as close to the edge without losing his footing. Every now and then he’d drop off the face of the planet only to return with stories of the East Asian underground club scene or speaking some new language he picked up on his adventures. Girls and guys alike would flock around him to hear his exotic accounts; envying his sex life, wealth, and freedom, just as Léon accurately predicted. However, Léon alternates between feelings of emptiness and states of excitement because his entire emotional condition depends on how much he believe others wish they were him.
If Léon was at the center of his own universe, there certainly was a girl he wished to be a planet in his orbit. His gravitational pull had not failed him either. Last summer Stella Hudson had caught his eye across from the Venus de Milo at the Musée du Louvre and he knew instantly that she was in for the ride of her life. As we all know, for the youth especially; time is fleeting. Before they could anticipate their future together, August had ended and it was time for the pair to return to their respective homes. Turns out Quebec had lost its charm and Léon was more ready than ever to take on his next big adventure: pursuing the girl of his dreams and walking the grounds of Windsor.
See; Stella Hudson
Play By; Paul Wesley
Theme Song; Wiz Khalifa Ft.The Weeknd - Remember Me (x)
Name: Jeremy Casillas
Year: College Senior
Hometown: Bristol, England
There was a time
I used to look into my father’s eyes.
In a happy home
I was a king, I had a gold throne.
Those days are gone,
Now the memory’s on the wall.
Biography: Jeremy Casillas was raised in a household that lived by the saying: with faith, all things are possible. From his youth, Jeremy’s parents made it their mission to teach their son the importance of having hope and instilled the good values and moral system any child of the Lord should embody. Spending every Sunday at church as an altar boy, going to monthly church retreats, and attending bible camp in the warm summers eventually molded Jeremy into the boy his parents longed to have. In elementary school, the auburn-haired boy was easily the nicest kid in class and every teacher’s favorite. Naturally, this only led to Jeremy being called “teacher’s pet” -which carried throughout middle school- and the trouble of getting along with other boys his age. The concept of doing right from wrong was simple to Jeremy and apparently other children his age didn’t understand why he was such a “goodie two-shoes.” In actuality, he wasn’t; what Jeremy was taught was that if he wasn’t doing anything wrong, then that meant good things would happen and if he did do something wrong, he’d have to face the punishment because otherwise, God would be upset (and there was nothing more Jer hated than upsetting someone). But, as we all know, everything in life seems easier when you live in the magical world that is being a child.
In Jeremy’s sophomore year of high school, God snatched both of his parents away from him via drunk driver and all he was left with was a heavy heart and the impending responsibility he knew he now had. Suddenly, the small, unflawed, and simple ideology that good happens to good and bad happens to bad became blurred and Jeremy felt cheated. Only sixteen at the time, the teenager couldn’t bring himself to look at his nine-year-old sister excited to start fourth grade in the fall, or his five-year old brother looking forward to learning how to ride a bike. If there was something Jeremy knew for a fact, it was that his siblings weren’t so supposed to grow up without their parents; he wasn’t supposed to either. If it hadn’t been for his aunt, Jeremy and his siblings would have been plucked out of their English home that sits on four acres of land, and put into the foster system losing stability and access to their trust fund until adulthood. With the new title of being the “man of the family,” the role of being the figurehead of the Casillas clan only burned a deeper hole in Jeremy’s grieving heart. In his mind, the burden of himself and two counterparts were far too great to be placed upon his poor aunt who he always knew had a wanted a life of her own. Instead, she received a dead sister and her whole family as well and truthfully, all Jeremy wished for was that he could have given her the life she deserved to have, not the one she was forced to.
After the summer his parents died, Jeremy’s aunt figured it would be best to send him out of Maryland and into a new environment. Upon his arrival at Windsor Academy, never in a million years did Jeremy think he was going to find a best friend and girlfriend in a matter of a few years because of course, only God knew what the future had in store. However, as much as Jeremy wanted to and wished he could be okay with the events that occurred only a few months ago, he knew he’d be lying to himself if he said he was on good standings with his creator. It was only until four years later that Jeremy met Austin Rooney and Anne Hepburn that he started returning to his old self so full of light. It was the beginning of junior year at the University and how he and Anne met was almost as cliche as a scene in a romance movie. She was a girl on a search for a tutor and Jeremy was always one for helping people. Through his time at Windsor, the Kent boy had seen the brunette a few times- the majority of those times was when she was stuck to one Briarcliffe boy, he later found out to be named Joseph Peck. But nevertheless, through late-night study sessions and last minute cramming, Jeremy unraveled the petite brunette’s tangled strings to discover she was very much in fact single. Fast forward a few weeks, and Anne was no longer someone out for the taking and Jeremy Casillas had someone to call his. He had never quite met someone like her because on a campus like Windsor’s, finding someone who you could occasionally attend mass on Sundays with was as rare as finding a diamond in a mound of gravel. Jeremy was convinced; Anne Hepburn was truly an angel sent his way from none other than people that birthed him… or so he thought. During that same year, it was as though Sunday mass was not making sense anymore and instead of feeling enlightened by the teachings being preached, Jeremy found himself questioning his faith once more. Only time will tell how this year unravels…
See; Anne Hepburn and Austin Rooney
Play By; Sam Claflin
Theme Song; Swedish House Mafia - Don’t You Worry Child (x)
Name: Gale Corbett
Year: High School Junior
Hometown: Mclean, Texas
Too many bottles of this wine we can’t pronounce
Too many bowls of that green, no lucky charms
The maids come around too much
Parents ain’t around enough
Too many joy rides in daddy’s jaguar
Too many white lies and white lines
Super rich kids with nothing but loose ends
Biography: It only took a matter of moments and a few lucky numbers to change Gale Corbett’s life forever. Coming from a family in poverty and being the oldest of three kids isn’t an easy feat especially when you’re expected to be the man of the house in almost every way. Working two jobs, Gale was on the brink of failing his Junior year of high school and just dropping out altogether so he could help support his family in ways that his mother was struggling to do as a waitress in a twenty-four hour diner right off of Route 66. It was by some miracle that the middle aged and worn looking woman found a lotto ticket on the floor of the diner one day and, as she was about to toss the thing like a piece of trash, she noticed the numbers were for that nights drawing. Shrugging it off, she stuffed the piece of gold in her pocket until later that night when she came home to find her son watching the news. As the lotto numbers came on the screen and with a roll of her eyes Dana Corbett drew the small document from her pocket out of sheer curiosity. From that moment on the Corbett’s lives were changed for the better, the woman screaming and waking her other kids as she realized what had just happened to her, officially scaring Gale to death before she handed him the ticket and he saw for himself what had just occurred.
From then on the Corbett’s only enjoyed the finer things in life. Gale’s mom packed them up and moved them into a lavish house, over six million dollars that sat in her bank account hardly touched. She refused to give her children anything but the best and Gale was no exception. After looking up schools online and finding Windsor Academy, Ms. Corbett decided it was for the best to send Gale to a place where he could actually focus on his studies and not worry about the other two kids he had helped her raise. After a healthy donation and some persuasion, Gale was admitted and thrusted into the life of mocha frapps and stuck up rich kids. If you asked him, he would say that he was grateful for the opportunity but he would much rather be playing Monopoly with his little brother and sister back home, especially since he had to work extra hard to catch up in his classes now. Schoolwork had never been a priority to him and now that it is, he feels overwhelmed and anxious.
Other than having to uproot and start a new life in a state he had never dreamed of being in, Gale knows that he’s one lucky son of a gun and this instance has made him very superstitious. All of the silly myths he used to think were for nutjobs aren’t so silly to him anymore. You’ll never once see Gale without the silver four leaf clover that hangs from his neck or walking under a ladder in fear of his good luck going right back to bad. Gale is also a very humble boy, walking around campus in his last season shoes since he knows no better about the fashions here at the academy. He’s confused with the way everyone is obsessed with money and status but he’s trying to understand nonetheless. Quiet and meek, he just needs someone who will take him under his wing and show him the ways of having money. But the question is, will a new mentor actually help him or will it be the very thing that causes him to self destruct?
Play By; Jacob Artist
Theme Song; Frank Ocean - Super Rich Kids (x)
Name: Levi Austen
Year: High School Sophomore
Hometown: San Diego, California
Or we can keep chilling like ice cream filling
We can cool in the gang if you’d rather hang
Ain’t no thing. I can be lacubrious with you.
Biography: Wherever you hear the crash of the waves is where you might find Levi Austen. Growing up near the beach in beautiful San Diego, it didn’t take long for Levi to befriend a surfboard and beg his older brother to teach him how to move effortlessly on the water. After a few lessons, Levi picked up surfing even faster the rest of his family - he was a natural. As the years went on, the water became like home to Levi. As the beach was a short walk from his actual house, he’d usually find himself making his way there after school, board in hand. Most of the time, Levi would be the only one left on the beach; it was only until then he would make his way back to his family.
On paper, it seemed as though Levi had the perfect life. He had a surgeon for a father and mother that did yoga, played golf, and read dramas all day long. Levi’s parents were happily married and his brother was going to USC in the fall. The blonde and charismatic family of four lived in a million dollar loft by the ocean as the picture of perfection. There was no question a boy like Levi would make many friends, however that surprisingly wasn’t the case. While Levi was charming and good-looking, he never really found his place among the students in his public school. He’d flash a smile at strangers and laugh with a few peers but he never really had a group he could call his friends. To be honest, Levi really only felt completely comfortable when sand was beneath his feet and the smell of salt water lingered in the air.
Because of all the time he spent out at the beach, Levi had yet to bring up his grades. Once a straight A student, he let the salt-water seep into his brain. Bringing home C’s every three months wasn’t cutting it for Mr. and Mrs. Austen. Determined to portray their son as the brilliant boy he had the potential to be, they decided on sending him somewhere he could focus on his studies instead of a surfboard. Across the country sat a prestigious school that would guarantee Levi a promising future. While his parents knew this would mean no more surfboarding, the Ken and Barbie decided it was for the best. At least in Upstate New York, his head would be in a book than underwater. Forced out of San Diego, Levi became bitter towards his parents. He wondered how they could just ship him away from the only place he knew as home. Levi Austen has never been to the East Coast, let alone private school. Will Windsor force Levi to change or will it send him swimming back San Diego?
Play by; Lucas Till
Theme Song; Jason Mraz - I’ll Do Anything (x)
Name: Daniel Woodward
Grade: College Junior
Hometown: Miami, Florida
With eyes of blue
And the doctors said that his birth was far too fast
His heart stopped twice
But yet he survived
As he took his first breathe
His mother took her last
Biography: Being best friends with one of the most well-known students on campus, Daniel Woodward’s name is often in the mouths of his fellow Lions. However, although his peers may have a lot to say, it is almost always praise emitting from them. In the many years that he’s attended Windsor Academy, this Miami native has managed to earn himself the title of being one of the most easy-going and humorous guys around. Anyone who calls Dan a friend can vouch for the fact that his tranquility is infectious and when caught in a conversation with him, life can suddenly get a lot less complicated. Over the years, this attribute has helped this blonde gain a sufficient amount of friends; however, it’s not exactly surprising when those who call Dan a “friend” are only trying to get close to him so they can get closer to his Briar best friend.
Childhood friend, Clay Preston and Daniel have grown up to be practically brothers. Spending summers together even after the school year at Windsor has ended have brought the two close. And, seeing as though Dan’s home resembles a ghost town, spending the warm season with the Prestons didn’t seem too shabby. Seventeen years ago, when Daniel Woodward came into the world tragically happened to be the same time his mother left it. Although his father never said it, Daniel always knew by the look in his eyes: his dad blamed him for his mother’s death. When the blonde met Clay in elementary school, it was as if his mother had sent a friend his way as an escape from the graveyard at home. Practically raised by the Preston family, it was no surprise when Daniel came out to them about his sexuality while his father is still in the dark. Despite being like a son to another family and having an extremely well-connected best friend, Daniel does live a burdened life. While he does appreciate everything his friend has done for him, Daniel still wishes that he could be just as comfortable at home. In fact, with the way things are going this year, Daniel’s fear is building because he thinks he may just have to come out to his father back home…
The fact that Daniel has the support of his friends and is a proud, openly gay male on campus gives him the hope to be an inspiration to anyone else who may be in the closet about their sexuality. Although he does feel responsible for the death of his mother on occasion, Daniel has perfected the art of keeping his feelings hidden and nowadays, he’s even managing to convince his best friend that nothing is worrying him. The worst part about that fact is that Daniel can feel their relationship waning. He notices that Clay is getting wrapped up in all the things a Briarcliffe can get caught up in and now, Daniel is feeling eerily lonely- something he’s terribly afraid of feeling. His father stopped noticing him years ago and now, the question on Daniel’s mind is: how much longer until he becomes completely irrelevant? Slowly, Dan is realizing that perhaps new company is just what he needs in order to stop the demons inside of him from winning. Will Daniel Woodward truly find himself among new friends this year and make his prescience known or will he continue to fade into his Briar best friend’s shadows?
See; Clay Preston
Play By; Zach Roerig
Theme Song; Lucy Spraggan - Tea & Toast (x)
Name: Jayden Archer
Year: High School Junior
Hometown: New Bern, North Carolina
I scream it to the nothingness
There ain’t nothin’ that I need
Well, hot & heavy, pumpkin pie,
chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
This gentle giant weighs in at 210 pounds and is taller than the majority of Windsor, rising to 6’3. It was no surprise that a man built like that came to the academy on an athletic scholarship. He had been good enough to make starting quarterback for the nationally ranked varsity football team even though he was only a junior. This year, Jayden found out how a mere game had set his social status soaring before he had even set foot on campus. He even is among the miniscule percentage of scholarship students in recent years that managed to sneak his way out of Radley Hall.
Freshly imported from the historic southern town of New Bern, North Carolina, Jayden couldn’t have anticipated the stark contrast between his old and new life—for reasons other than just the culture shock of moving north. Before Windsor, he drove a 1968 Chevy Longbed, not because is was classic or vintage but because it was the only car he could pay for with his summer paycheck that still ran. Jayden was naturally hardworking. Whenever he made a goal for himself, he’d work straight into the ground before ever giving up. It was this fight that had landed him on Windsor’s campus grounds and as the star of their football team.
Though his family didn’t have quite the same income as the majority of Windsor’s families, they had double the traditional family values. Currently serving overseas, both of his older brothers proudly wear the uniform of The United States Marine Corps—just like his uncles and father before them, his great-uncles and grandfather, and nearly every one of his male ancestors. Had he not found his way onto Windsor’s grounds, Jayden would have been bound to follow in their footsteps. Deep down—though Jayden would never risk admitting it to his father out of fear that he might break his heart, Jayden hopes that he might escape the fate of the Archer boys. Seeing Windsor as a completely new opportunity, he thinks that maybe this is his chance to explore life outside of a uniform.
Play by; Liam Hemsworth
Theme Song; Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (x)