Each week, The Heritage Foundation features one of its more than 250,000 Facebook Fans on its “Featured Fan” page. This week’s fan is Michelle Creek, a college student in Spokane, Washington. Read her story, below, and be sure to become a fan on Facebook!
Michelle Creek knew she had strong values while growing up on the banks of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington. She just wasn’t sure how to label them.
“I was raised in a conservative Christian home, so that really framed a lot of the issues for me, at least in terms of social issues,” Creek told The Heritage Foundation. “But it wasn’t probably until high school and college that I realized there’s a lot more to being conservative.”
As the 21 year old finishes up her last semester at Whitworth University, a private, liberal arts school in Spokane affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, Creek is more confident than ever in the virtues of conservatism. Yet after spending the last several years on a college campus, she’s concerned that many students automatically assume liberalism is the best fit for their generation.