Senior Spotlight – Sullivan Baker

Favorite Subject: Literature 

Favorite book read at WA: As I Lay Dying   

Favorite WA tradition: Field Day 

Senior Thesis Title: Recovering the Transcendent

Brief Description of Senior Thesis: Materialism as both a philosophy and a behavior (i.e., consumerism) has crippled modern man’s ability to understand and do what is objectively good, and enslaved him with urbanization and media. Man’s liberation lies in the recovery of grounds for universal truths and a learned approach to the imagination through a renewed devotion to the transcendent.

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

Intended Major or field of work after Westminster: Filmmaking 

What advice or encouragement would you give to younger students at Westminster? Work hard in all of your classes and take up as many responsibilities, like sports, ambassadorship or Mocktrial, as you can handle; it will all make your free time that much more valuable, and it will cause you to grow in a lot of ways, so that your years spent at W.A. end up having been rich with meaning and character-forming. In all likelihood, you will not remember that extra four hours a week on Counter Strike.

Also, ask questions. The quickest way to vastly improve your grades is by asking teachers a lot of questions.

Please share a funny memory or highlight from your time at Westminster:
In fourth grade, my friend and I ran around the halls with toilet paper around our heads like ninjas, and we each had to bring a roll of toilet paper from home to Mrs. Wells as a punishment.

Favorite Bible Verse: “What do you have that you did not receive?”  (1 Corinthians 4:7). 

Prayer Request: For God’s provision over my family and me.

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