Wildcat Spotlight: William Campbell
This month's "Wildcat Spotlight" features Westminster senior, William Campbell. William serves on Westminster's Student Leadership Team (SLT) and plays on Westminster's Varsity Boys Soccer Team. "Whether it is leading by example or being an active leader. I would encourage everyone to use the gifts that God gave them to help make Westminster and the world a better place." Please continue to read William Campbell's Q&A interview with Marketing Intern and junior, Randale Pete!
Q: What are some of your favorite hobbies?
William: I love to play soccer, go sailing with my family, shoot skeet, play guitar, and listen to Bob Dylan in my free time.
Q: What sports do you play?
William: I have always loved to play soccer! I currently play on the Augusta Arsenal 03 Gold, and Westminster's Varsity Boys Soccer Team. Last year I also had the opportunity to play in the National Premier League for boys soccer on the Mount Pleasant USA 03 team.
Q: What do you prioritize in your life?
William: First, I prioritize having a strong relationship with God. Second, I try to prioritize spending time with my family, and friends.
Q: What is your favorite quote or saying? How has it impacted your life?
William: One of my favorite quotes that I often remind myself of is from Mike Freace, who served as Westminster's Varsity Boys Soccer Coach for 17 years. During my freshman year on Westminster's Varsity Boys Soccer Team he said, "Think of yourselves not as soccer players who happen to be Christians, but Christians who happen to play soccer." The quote has stuck with me since my freshman year, it continually reminds me what my top priority should be.
Q: Are you involved in any service activities?
William: Last year I had the opportunity to create the Westminster Pink Run with my fellow senior SLT member, Mary Rushton Massey. The Westminster Pink Run, raised money and awareness for the Augusta Breast Health Center. This service event was extremely important to me because my mom is a breast cancer survivor, it was amazing to see the amount of participation and support from the Westminster community. What a great testament to see God?s redeeming power lived out through service projects!
Q: How does this year's school theme, "Walk Humbly" apply to you?
William: I tend to be prideful in my accomplishments, so this theme is a great reminder every day to "Walk Humbly" before God, my family, and my friends. I am super excited to see how God will work in the lives of each Westminster student this school year as we unpack what "Walking Humbly" means practically for our lives.
Q: Favorite memory during your time at Westminster?
William: My favorite memory is from a Varsity Boys Soccer team-bonding experience after beating Richmond Academy 5-1 on their field. It was a turning point in the season for us both mentally and tactically. Though the game had some major adversities such as 4 red cards by the other team, we were able to keep our composure and "stay in the green" as Coach Mclarnon would say. The game brought out the best in our team and it was a joy to serve on a team that plays for the Lord! This victory brought the team closer together, strengthening the brotherhood we were striving to build.
Q: As a senior, do you have any words of wisdom for the freshmen at Westminster Schools of Augusta?
William: My word of advice to the young freshman of Westminster is to be a leader among your peers and older classmates. Whether you are leading by example or serving in a leadership position, use the gifts that God gave you to help make Westminster and the world a better place.
Q: What inspired you to be on the Student Leadership Team?
William: I wanted to be a student leader because I love to serve Westminster. I feel that God has blessed me with a passion for serving and leading others and I wanted to use my gifts to help others.