Senior Spotlight – Barrett Welchons

Favorite Subject: English

Favorite book read at WA: The Great Gatsby  

Favorite WA tradition: Pancake Parties at the Dawkins’ House 

Senior Thesis Title: Fortune Cookie Politics & How to Raise Children with Social Media

Brief Description of Senior Thesis: In order for discussion as a whole to continue, society must move from modern pop philosophy to long-form discussion and a focus on Christian virtue. To answer this, pop philosophy’s primary effects must be examined, from its encouragement of first emotional impressions as opposed to critical thinking, to feeding individuals down rabbit holes of radicalization, and replacement of actual change with false idols and performative wokeness.

College Choice OR How you plan to spend next year? University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Intended Major or field of work after Westminster: Undecided 

What advice or encouragement would you give to younger students at Westminster? Find music and art that personally convicts you. It gets better, and it gets worse, but that’s okay, because you’ve got to find God somehow. 

Please share a funny memory or highlight from your time at Westminster:
Eleventh grade writing challenge

Favorite Bible Verse: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34).

Prayer Request: That the Lord will be my rest and be my fantasy (a prayer from Sufjan Stevens that I desire for myself also!)

One comment

  1. Congratulations Barrett! Love all your replies! God has great and mighty things in store for your life as you seek Him.


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