Senior Spotlight – Jessa McElroy

Favorite Subject: Capstone 

Favorite book read at WA: The Great Gatsby 

Favorite WA tradition:  Protocol 

Senior Thesis Statement: The world today is facing a crisis of materialistic mindsets that affect not only each individual and his psyche, but also the environment and the society as a whole.

Brief Description of Senior Thesis: The first detrimental effect of the materialistic wealth mindset is that it has altered our brain chemistry to never be satisfied with what we have, and it has trained us to always be looking to the past or to the future. Second, materialism is harming our environment in ways that we previously could never have imagined and we must act before we miss the opportunity. Finally, the constant desire to attain materialistic wealth creates a divide in our society, one for which mending is crucial.

College Choice OR How you plan to spend next year? I will attend Wake Forest University, but I am undecided on my major. 

What advice or encouragement would you give to younger students at Westminster? Cherish your time here with your classmates and the teachers we are so lucky to have. Take advantage of the special nature of WA, because you’ll never get anything like it again! 

Please share a funny memory or highlight from your time at Westminster: My favorite times have definitely been the cross country seasons, whether that be on the bus rides or during early morning practices with the team.

Favorite Bible Verse: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).


Prayer Request: I would greatly appreciate prayers for wisdom and joy for our class as we head off to college in this time of uncertainty.

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