Senior Spotlight – Sarah Cathryn Sheppard

Favorite Subject: English 

Favorite book read at WA: Crime and Punishment 

Favorite WA tradition:  Senior Banquet 

Senior Thesis Statement: The poor mental health of Gen Z is a problem that is specifically fostered in home life, secular culture, and interaction with peers, and is an issue that Christians should actively address. 

Brief Description of Senior Thesis: My senior thesis focuses on the declining mental health of my generation, Gen Z, and outlines how we, as Christians, can help aid those who struggle with these issues. Within my thesis, I explain where the poor mental health of my generation usually stems from- issues within home life, secular culture, and interaction with peers. 

Plans: To major in interior design at Mississippi State University

What advice or encouragement would you give to younger students at Westminster? You will make it through no matter what, so don’t take yourself too seriously. Have fun and soak up your time here while you can. 

Please share a funny memory or highlight from your time at Westminster: We read Where the Red Fern Grows in fifth grade, and everyone was obviously crying, but I started sobbing uncontrollably so loud that Mrs. Hickman told me to stop being dramatic. 

Favorite Bible Verse: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

Prayer Request: As I navigate through this next chapter of my life, pray that I will find wisdom and comfort in everything.

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