Ah, summer vacation. That long-awaited, huge sigh of relief after you’ve reached the finish line of a busy school year. Well, at least it’s a sigh of relief for some people. For others, it’s a sigh of worry at the thought of filling the days ahead with meaningful activities for kids.
Some athletes dream about playing in college, and some athletes work hard and achieve their dream. This is why LuHi has always paired character development with top skills in our athletes, knowing full well that talent alone does not lead to success. Our athletes learn sportsmanship, integrity, and perseverance on and off the field, and that’s why we have graduating students each year who launch from LuHi’s program into successful collegiate careers.
High school is a zany time, isn’t it? It’s juggling classes, jobs, sports, music and clubs; it’s investing in your relationships with God, family, and friends; it’s learning to manage money and hormones. And all the while, you’re slowly learning how to 'adult' for your future.
What would you do if you knew your time was up on this earth? If you only had a few more days to “suck out all the marrow out of life” as writer Henry David Thoreau so famously said?
Mr. Stelling has taught at Lutheran schools for a total of 32 years and served LuHi for 23 years, but he hasn’t just been a teacher.
Most young people learn their faith from their parents. A 2019 Barna study discovered that 64% of young adults leave the church after leaving home, which raises an important concern for our school: how do we instill faith ownership in our students so their faith continues to grow after graduation?
The LuHi athletic program excels in developing athletes through serious competition in a team-centered environment to the glory of God. LuHi junior Ty Freedman shares this about his time participating in LuHi sports, “It has been an amazing time. The friendships I’ve made [on the field] are unforgettable and there is a strong feeling of Christian brotherhood.”
Ah, decisions. They’re so much fun to make! (said no one ever.) Whether you’re trying to choose classes or college, a prom date or job, pizza or Thai food, small and big decisions come at us hard and fast every day and can paralyze us.
When Todd and Erin’s son Traeton prepared to graduate middle school in 2016, he didn’t know where he wanted to go to high school. He visited eleven different schools and was still indecisive. That’s when his middle school principal said Traeton needed to attend Parker Lutheran. The Burmeister family had heard about Denver Lutheran, not about Parker, but when they visited they knew God was leading them there. They were immediately impressed with the leadership, the small size, the family-like culture, and the personal relationships that the teachers have with the students.
“When people get married overseas, they want a photographer who wants to have fun with them,” says 2016 graduate Gracie Oertli. “But you also have to be adaptable and think fast on your feet.”