Joy Pendleton: Future Career


Jayla Pendleton, Warwhoop Editor

Religious leader and peace activist, Thich Naht Hanh once said, “When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.”

Joy Pendleton can be summarized in one word: compassionate. Joy is currently a junior here at Wayne City High School. She participates in many clubs and activities such as Band, Beta Club, History Club, and she is the high school volleyball manager. When asked what she plans to be after graduating high school, she said she wanted to become a criminal psychologist. “It is my personal goal is to work for the greater good and help people feel safer and keep the criminals off the street,” Joy stated.

According to, criminal psychology attempts to delve deep into the minds of criminals, trying to fathom their thoughts, reactions, and intentions before, during, and after committing a crime. It entails extensive research and intensive work.  “But I also want to create a better rehabilitation for criminals,” Joy said.

Joy plans to attend Eastern Illinois University when she graduates from high school. She is going to work toward a doctorate in psychology with a criminal justice major. She plans to have two majors: psychology and criminal justice, with a minor in literature. Joy is compassionate to everyone she meets, a trait which makes her stand out as a person! 


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