The 2022 senior class at Westminster Academy boasts two seniors who were accepted into the Maclellan Scholars Program at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Ga. Graham Hayes and Evan Crenshaw were both recently notified of the honor, and both will be accepting the scholarship that accompanies the award.
The Maclellan Scholars Program offers courses designed to stimulate the thinking and develop the skills of potential Christian leaders. First-time, degree-seeking students at Covenant College are eligible to be selected as Maclellan Scholars. In addition to writing essays and completing in-person interviews, applicants for the program must also hold high GPAs and SAT scores to be considered. While all Covenant programs aim to provide an education that will enable students to discern and excel in what God has called them to, Maclellan Scholars are chosen for both their promise as Christian leaders and their academic record. The program works to develop skills and gifts among a select group of Covenant College students that have demonstrated leadership potential.
Graham Hayes says he is excited for the program and grateful for the honor of being chosen. He also says that his time at Westminster set him up to succeed in the application and interview process. “I truly don’t think I would have been awarded the scholarship if not for my Westminster education. I have learned both how to write and speak well, as well as how to have meaningful and sincere interactions with people in the real world.”
Headmaster Janikowsky noted that most schools have difficulty placing even one student into the competitive program, and he is “extremely proud that Westminster Academy has not one, but two seniors chosen to participate.”
Westminster Academy is Memphis’s first and only full-time, classical Christian school. Since its founding in 1996, the school has grown from a small group of families to over 400 students in grades JK-twelve. Westminster Academy is accredited by the Association of Classical & Christian Schools, boasts a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:6, and offers parents a tool for teaching their children to reason, discern, and apply truth by way of Scripture and the classical liberal arts.