Senior Spotlight – Mary Blake Fletcher

Favorite Subject: Rhetoric 

Favorite book read at WA: Huckleberry Finn 

Favorite WA tradition: Literary Character Day 

Senior Thesis Title: Persuasive Technology: the Cigarette of the 21st Century

Brief Description of Senior Thesis: The goal of my thesis is to give my audience a better understanding of the dangers that arise when smartphone companies employ tactics designed to keep us engaged on our screens for as long as possible. This issue has become increasingly pertinent in recent years because the relationship we have with our phones has shifted from one of convenience to one of necessity. As time continues, the choices we make concerning technological advancement will require Christians to be knowledgeable and informed as we approach difficult decisions which require wisdom.

College Choice OR How you plan to spend next year? Auburn University

Intended Major or field of work after Westminster: Music Performance: Piano  

What advice or encouragement would you give to younger students at Westminster? Go practice (preferably 40 hours a day)!

Please share a funny memory or highlight from your time at Westminster:
The talent show at junior-senior retreat this year.

Favorite Bible Verse: “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Prayer Request: For my faith to continue growing as I transition and settle to college.

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