Wildcat Spotlight: Christina Brown
This month on "The Wildcat Spotlight" we are featuring Westminster senior, Christina Brown. Christina is involved in both sports and the fine arts here at Westminster. "Participating in team sports has taught me how to put others above myself, to sacrifice personal gain for a common goal and to follow someone in authority who knows what it takes to succeed." Please continue to read Christina Brown's Q&A interview with Marketing Intern and sophomore, Randale Pete!
Q: What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Christina: I like to spend time outdoors, especially with friends and family. I also enjoy playing piano, singing, and photography.
Q: What sports do you play?
Christina: Throughout all four years of Upper School, I have played basketball and soccer.
Q: What do you prioritize in your life?
Christina: My priorities are my education and my relationships with Christ, family and friends.
Q: What is your favorite quote or saying? How has it impacted your life?
Christina: I really like the song “Yet Not I, but Through Christ in Me” by City Alight. This phrase is repeated throughout the song and expresses the idea that I cannot do anything meaningful without Christ, but if I humble myself, he can work through me.
Q: Do you do any service activities? If so how has it affected your life?
Christina: I have participated in several mission trips through my church, First Presbyterian Church. Through these experiences, I have learned the greater reward that comes when you give back to others. These trips have softened my heart and inspired me to help others.
Q: What is your favorite Bible verse? How has it impacted you and your decisions?
Christina: My favorite verse is 1 Peter 3: 3 - 4, “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” This verse reminds me that what is in your heart is more important to God than how you look, what you own, or what you’ve accomplished.
Q: How does this year's school-wide theme, “So Will I,” apply to you?
Christina: This year’s theme, “So Will I,” challenges me to continually read my Bible and learn more about Christ. It is a constant reminder that I need to imitate Christ’s example in my everyday life and learn to persevere through difficult situations just as he did.
Q: Favorite memory during your time at Westminster?
Christina: One of my favorite memories at Westminster was my sophomore year when the Girls Varsity Basketball team won the region title for the first time in school history. As a team we were really close, we worked hard, and we were able to share that success.
Q: As a senior, do you have any words of wisdom or advice to freshmen at Westminster Schools of Augusta?
Christina: Start out high school with the right attitude and work hard at the beginning doing your best at everything you attempt. Also, surround yourself with people who set high standards for themselves and others and inspire you to do your best.
Q: What would you like to study in college and do as a career?
Christina: I would like to be a physical therapist to help people recover from and prevent injuries.
Q: What inspired you to pursue the art of music?
Christina: Many of my friends took piano lessons and sang in the church choir, so I decided to try them as well. Now, I have been taking piano lessons for 9 years and have great memories through the chorale trips to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Disney World.
Q: What is your true passion?
Christina: I am passionate about making the most out of life. I want to see the world, explore God’s creation, and meet people from other cultures. I want to try new things and continue to learn and grow as a person.
Q: How does art, drama, or sports influence you on your Christian walk with Christ?
Christina: Participating in team sports has taught me how to put others above myself, to sacrifice personal gain for a common goal, and to follow someone in authority who knows what it takes to succeed. All of these things are important in our relationships with each other and with God. Through my involvement in piano and chorus, I have learned that music is a gift from God that allows us to glorify him in return. We can glorify God by using our gifts to the fullest extent.
Q: What do you like most at Westminster Schools of Augusta?
Christina: My favorite thing about Westminster is the close-knit community that gives me the opportunity to form close friendships with other students. I love the fact that there is no such thing as a stranger at Westminster, everyone is supported by other students, teachers, coaches, and parents.