Hannah, Class of ‘17
I chose LCL because I knew that it would be a different experience, taking the next step in Christian education. I knew there was a reputation with this being a great school, it was an obvious decision.
LIFT is an awesome experience for me as a leader. It’s one thing that’s really helped change me since a freshman. I’m much more confident in leading, and just as a person in general. It prepares me for different things that I know I’ll have to do in the future, but it also gives me the ability to interact with students, both underclassmen and upperclassmen, who I normally wouldn’t have classes or lunch with everyday.
LCL is like a family because they genuinely care about you. You spend a lot of time at your high school, whether it’s volunteering, or just being in school or extracurricular activities. It’s like your home in that way. They make you feel like you always want to be there. They love you and care about you and want what’s best for you. They’re inclusive in the activites, even if I’m not involved in something, I can support my siblings and friends by watching their plays, or going to practices and games.
The relationships I’ve developed at LCL have formed me into the person I am today in a very positive manner. They’ve helped me get through the harder times in my life, and reinforce Christ with me and give me the ability to reinforce Christ in them. I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t have that positive leadership roles from the teachers and the positive influence from my friends everyday around me.
A gift to LCL is so much more than just a finance thing. It’s seeing one more person in the hallway who wouldn’t have been able to be there, or having one better class than you ever could. It’s a day-to-day experience that you get to have. It can easily be taken for granted because it’s not the first thing you think about when you walk into school, but it truly is an experience and a blessing every day. It’s so much more than a check.
Nathan, Class of ‘16
The best about LCL is the community and family of it. Not many other places have that aspect. The whole comradery with teachers and students. Even between the students, not many places see seniors talking to freshmen and having that good relationship with everyone.
My favorite class would be Newman’s religion class. We learned apologetics, which is defending your faith. It’s such a huge part of society today. LCL teaches that we need to be able to defend our faith and that class teaches how to do that in a very respectful manner. It also teaches about ways other people might ask us about our faith and we’re getting the appropriate responses to those questions. This is the most beneficial and memorable class of my senior year. We read articles from current events and respond to those situations and listen to how others react to it. We’re questioned on our responses, why we believe what we say, which makes us think deeper about the topic and ourselves.
LCL has helped be be confident in my faith and be able to respond with “I may not know the answer, but I will help you find it in the Bible.” LCL has helped me to share Jesus in my actions If I truly put Jesus Christ as my savior in the center of my universe, I can help that explode into the character that I want to show other people.
LCL has developed me as a leader through character roles. Society has kind of swept that under the rug, but at LCL, we’re taught that our character is so much more that what you say. It’s what you do, how you act, how you react to situations. Watching teachers do that makes me want to have them as a role model and imitate them, being loving and kind, giving forgiving. The biggest part of being a leader is knowing when to lead and when not to. Being humble and confident in God having a role for me. The teachers really show us that at LCL.
Kelsey, Class of '16
I love that everything here is Christ centered. In biology we learn about God’s creation, in math we learn how God’s mind is just so great that he can create all these things like math, and in choir we learn how to sing to the glory of God. It really helps me get closer to God, and that’s what I love about this school.
Ross, Class of '15
My relationship with my teachers has been so special. Not only are they teaching math, social studies and sciences, they’re teaching you how to be a husband, wife, father. They’re setting the example, and they lead by example. What they say in their chapels and devotions before class, they live that outside of school. It’s awesome to have people that I look up to act the way that I know I should be too.
(Teacher) The best thing about the kids here is that they’re not cookie cutter. They are at all ends of the spectrum which is really exciting. It gives us the opportunity to treat them as individuals. We know they’re created by Christ for a specific reason, and we get to work with their strengths and make them who they are.