Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Story By: Jazmine JohnsonStudent Journalist

Mrs. Eljean Brown Warren was born and raised in Winnsboro, SC. She stated that “I celebrated my 73rd birthday on August 2nd.” Mrs. Warren graduated from “Old Fairfield High School” in 1964. She is a member of Weeping Mary Baptist Church in White Oak, SC. Some of Mrs. Warren's duties at church include working with the Children’s Church, the Kitchen Committee, the Pastor’s Aide Committee, and the Women’s Chorus.

Upon completion of high school, Mrs. Warren ventured to Chicago Illinois. She earned her LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) certificate through Chicago public schools. Mrs. Warren worked at Cook County Hospital for three years, and in 1972 she joined the United States Air Force. She worked as a Medic in the Air Force for 26 years. She traveled to many countries, such as Spain, Guam, and Korea. Mrs. Warren said, “ I retired from the Air Force in 1998 in Biloxi, Mississippi.” The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Special Education in 2002. Mrs. Warren commented, "There’s no place like home, and I returned to Winnsboro, SC after 38 years.”

In her free time, she likes to visit and help the elderly physically, emotionally, financially, and in providing transportation in the community. Mrs. Warren feels that what makes her unique is that she has accomplished so much and has escalated so far in knowledge and experiences, being from a small town like Winnsboro. Mrs. Warren expressed, “My advice is to the younger generation is to stay in school, study hard, do your best in whatever you choose to do, be respectful, mannerable and courteous. Think before you speak, help others whenever and if you can, and always put God first." When asked is there any difference between what mattered to her 30 years ago and what matters now, she said she was foolish, daring, and inexperienced. Today, she truly is wiser, more mature, and has gained much from life experiences, and she has learned who God is. Mrs. Warren said her greatest accomplishment is serving her country in the United States Air Force.