Senior Spotlight – Valedictorian Graham Hayes

Favorite Subject: Chemistry 

Favorite book read at WA: As I Lay Dying  

Favorite WA tradition: Athanasius House 

Senior Thesis Title: The Importance of Maintaining the Traditions of the Christian Church in the Modern Age

Brief Description of Senior Thesis: My goal is to draw from my upbringing as an Anglican Christian in order to discuss and prove the necessity of holding fast to the time-honored traditions of the Christian church, as humans are fundamentally created to share traditions, and the preservation of these traditions can save the Christian church in a rapidly progressing modern world. 

College Choice OR How you plan to spend next year? Covenant College

Intended Major or field of work after Westminster: Biochemistry  

What advice or encouragement would you give to younger students at Westminster? Give everything 110%, but always have fun and enjoy time with friends along the way! Oh, and play as much as you possibly can.

Please share a funny memory or highlight from your time at Westminster:
Setting up a portable tennis net in the parking lot and playing tennis instead of having Calculus

Favorite Bible Verse: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because He trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD God is an everlasting rock” (Isaiah 26:3-4).

Prayer Request: That Westminster Academy will continue to grow and flourish, while still maintaining its priceless traditions. I pray that all grades, especially the rising seniors, will enjoy the fellowship they have with one another every day, and that they take nothing for granted, instead recognizing that all aspects of WA are blessings that few are granted. 

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