The New Building: A Senior’s Thoughts

By Daniel Richardson, Class of 2015

Having been at Westminster since kindergarden, I’ve seen the school grow and shift in different ways. I’ve witnessed the addition of the sanctuary, the arrival of the modulars, and now as I begin my senior year the completion of the new building. This last event is perhaps the most exciting one I’ve experienced in my time here. Although the core of Westminster does not exist in the foundations of a building, there is something to be said about having classes in neatly furnished rooms as opposed to ones with thin plastic walls.

From the moment I stepped under the vaulted archway into the skylit atrium, the new building instilled within me a sense of awe and grandeur. From the house banners hanging along the walls to the hardwood floors which line the hallways, this building incorporates the detail and elegance that characterize the Westminster education.

It is clear that the building was built not just to provide a space, but to provide a quality environment conducive for learning. Every aspect of the new campus speaks to the values and distinctives of Westminster. Although I am saddened at only being able to spend one year in the new facility, I am encouraged and heartened at what those who come after me will get to experience. In the mean time, however, I will settle for kicking back and relaxing in the posh, new senior lounge.

One Comment

  • Melanie Richards says:

    Daniel, you are a polished writer and your thoughts are laid out well. I enjoyed reading your article very much. Your excellent writing skills will serve you well in college.
    Mrs. Richards.

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