Hello! My name is Chelsea Wilson and I am a 2010 graduate of Lutheran High School.
The first word that comes to my mind when LuHi’s name is mentioned is the word “family.” As a current college student, I hear many of my peers speak negatively about their high school experiences. Fortunately, I cannot relate to their situations because MY high school was so much more than just a building I sat in day after day—Lutheran High was, and still is, a family.
After facing medical issues (and consequently, a difficult freshman year at a local public high school), I found myself in the halls of Lutheran High at the start of my sophomore year. As any transfer student would be, I was apprehensive about meeting new people, adjusting to a different school environment, and getting to know new teachers. This apprehension faded rapidly however, as I began to see Lutheran High as not only a place of learning, but as a place of spiritual growth and personal support.
The small student population ensured that I knew the faces walking down the hallway, and quickly established a solid group of friends with whom I am still extremely close to this day. Said small population also allowed a family dynamic to develop—while we might not have all got along 100% of the time, we all loved and respected each other as members of the Lutheran High family and we all learned to work through our differences and, in the end, come out better and more well-rounded people. The faculty at Lutheran High also illustrates this family dynamic, as they go above and beyond conventional “teacher duties” and get to know each student on a deeper level, thus allowing for a more comfortable and supportive learning environment.
Needless to say, choosing Lutheran High was the best decision my parents and I could have made regarding my education. My younger brother, currently a junior, also attends Lutheran High and is just as happy as I was during my high school years. I might have only spent three years as a student at the High School, but I will forever be part of the family—and that is something that will always keep Lutheran High close to my heart.