J. Douglas Boles, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, was the inaugural speaker of the newly-launched Ruth Lilly Distinguished Speaker Series at Lutheran High School of Indianapolis on February 9, 2018. Chip Ganassi Racing provided a race car on stage as a backdrop for his talk, which served to create a vivid image for students and guests.
Mr. Boles spoke on servant leadership and the importance of one’s faith in the racing and business world. According to Mr. Boles, your ideas, values, and faith will impact you and your life, whatever your focus or career. He challenged students, “Have faith that God has a plan for you.” Mr. Boles combined his talk with a time for questions and answers.
Lutheran High School’s Head of School, Michael Brandt, noted, “Our students share with Mr. Boles in a common goal, to seek out and practice a Christian life while also pursuing excellence. Mr. Boles was very encouraging and represented himself, IMS, and the city of Indianapolis well.”
Before his talk, Mr. Boles signed several pieces of IMS memorabilia to be auctioned off at this year's LuFest.
You may view other photos from Mr. Boles' time at LHS in our Photo Gallery (here).
While Mr. Boles is responsible for the daily operations of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all four world-class racing events at the facility – the Indianapolis 500, presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, the Indy Car Grand Prix, the Brickyard 400, and the Red Bull Air Race – he practices his faith on a daily basis. As President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, Mr. Boles oversaw the investment of over $100,000,000 in renovations of the 108-year-old venue, the largest sporting venue in the world, and the implementation of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
The 2018/2019 Ruth Lilly Distinguished Speaker Series, sponsored by Hanna’s Wrecker, Parts & Recycling, will present its second lecture in the series in the fall.
J. Douglas Boles, the President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, will be our inaugural speaker of the Ruth Lilly Distinguished Speaker Series presented by Hanna's Wrecker, Parts & Recycling on Friday, February 9, 9:30 am at Lutheran High School. Mr. Boles will speak on servant leadership and the importance of one’s faith in the racing and business world.
Mr. Boles is responsible for the daily operations of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all four world-class racing events at the facility – the Indianapolis 500, presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, the Indy Car Grand Prix, the Brickyard 400, and the Red Bull Air Race. In 2017, IMS hosted more than 275 event days of activity. As President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, Mr. Boles oversaw the investment of over $100,000,000 in renovations of the 108-year-old venue, the largest sporting venue in the world, and the implementation of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. A Butler University graduate, Mr. Boles also earned a law degree from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis.
This event, at 9:30 am on Friday, February 9, is open to alumni, parents of students at LHS, and the general public, but reservations for this free event are required. Please register here. Please enter the Ruth Lilly Auditorium at LHS (Door 3).
Congratulations to girls basketball coach Joe Morgan, as he has surpassed 100 victories in his career. Trevor Russell, a senior, has been selected to the Indiana Farm Bureau All-Academic Team. And, sophomore Dante Akins recently won the Indiana Crossroads Conference wrestling tournament, a first in LHS history.
We praise God for the talents He has given to our student athletes and coaches. Read more here.
Lutheran High School is pleased to announce its Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2017–2018 school year.
High Honors (GPA 3.80 and higher):
Seniors: Corina Bailey, Taylor Brown, Ted Deitz, Meghan Forgey, Haoping He, Shelby Hedges, Katie Hopkins, Charlie Moffitt, Christina Nguyen, Erin Pasch, Trevor Russell, Janessa Schaefer, Kristen Simons, Chris Steeb, Annie Ventura, Alisha Zhang, Cici Zhao, Randi Zulkowski; Juniors: Grant Bell, Payton Bowling, Joey Chau, Gretchen Erdmann, Jaden Feller, Mekhi Franklin, Mollie Graham, Haley Harris, EM Henderson, Matthew Holm, Ellie Holwager, Nik Jeffries, Megan McKinley, Hannah Mielke, Mariah Mielke, Zack Murphy, Zach Noggle, Molly Phipps, Ben Settlemyre, Jared Sneed, Jacob Storm, Nhi Tran, Emma Turner, Hunter Williams, Andrew Williamson, Lexi Wilmoth, Riley Wilson, Ricardo Xu; Sophomores: Jonas Akers, Nicolaus Anderson, Taylor Baker, Jadon Brutcher, Gillian Cutshaw, Ava DuBois, Kaylee Gregory, Lauren Hedges, Peyton Knight, Hope Messer, Katie Miller, Gabby Moore, Chris Nguyen, Julia Peterson, Katie Reid, Emily Streib, Claire Tabit, Kate Taylor, Ethan Tran, Ethan Ward; Freshmen: Kendall Allen, Nolan Bryant, Anna Caster, Hayden Filipovich, Fred Hamer, Alec Hedges, Katie McKinley, Dara Milivojac, Taylor Scott, Kerri Selzer, Riley Settlemyre, Jocey Sneed, Luke Snow, Dani Steward, Blake White;
Honors (GPA 3.40-3.79):
Seniors: Austin Bryant, Tommy Dai, Emeka Jillani, Maxwell Lowry, Ian Schwartz, Kylie Sechrest, Kenzie Sickmeier, Darianne Snyder; Juniors: Alyssa Awrey, Scotty Engler, Sam Enlow, Samantha Klinge, Elise Miller, Zach Mitchell, Rylee Morris, Garrett Pritchard; Sophomores: Tori Adler, Jesse Amstutz, Chloe Andre, Parker Barnett, Eli Boyd, Noah Brandt, Mitchell Burke, Katelynn Campbell, Eshita Chauhan, Jace Dugan, Xavier Hardiman, Kelsey Horton, Gracie Kowell, Gavin McWhirter, Grace Moffitt, Autumn Robson; Freshmen: Emily Harris, Luke Hughes, Trey Lawrence, Graham Lupinsky
Honorable Mention (GPA 3.00-3.39):
Seniors: Tristan Adler, Mike Ellis, Thomas Gitumbi, Ma'Kayla Jones, Daniel Leach, Josh Maple, Luke Sabine, Taylor Stone, Carson Thomas, Maxwell Wirick; Juniors: Matthew Alter, Hailey Black, Madi Christian, Jackson Davis, Miranda Dunn, Jake Graham, Garrin Hartson, Evan Rudicle; Sophomores: Gabe Abel, Abby Caston, Tristan Daniels, Courtney Lewis, Maddie Richardson, Nate Roe, Olivia Terry, Jackson Williams; Freshmen: Garrison Benning, Joe Faubion, Caleb Johnson, Thomas Leslie, Micah Mattes, Maurice McGee, Luke Montgomery, Adele Schwartz, Jade Tran, EJ Wilkes.
The varsity boy’s basketball team from Lutheran High School will be participating in the Coliseum Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 13, at 7:20pm, as they play Indiana Crossroads Conference opponent Scecina.
The schedule for the Coliseum Classic is listed below:
11:00 am Franklin County Girls v. Hagerstown Girls
12:40 pm Franklin County Boys v. Hagerstown Boys
2:20 pm Triton Central Girls v. New Palestine Girls
4:00 pm Mooresville Boys v. New Palestine Boys
5:40 pm Martinsville Boys v. Guerin Catholic Boys
7:20 pm Scecina Boys v. Lutheran Boys
Lutheran High School will sell advanced tickets in the school office during regular school hours. All advance tickets are $10 and are good for all six games at the coliseum. Children two and under will be admitted free. All tickets will be $12 at the Coliseum box office on game day. Lutheran High School will receive $1 for every advanced ticket that we sell.
The Indiana State Fairgrounds charges $5 per car for parking so carpooling is suggested.
On Friday, January 12, Lutheran High School will host the Scecina freshman boys team at 4:30 pm and their junior varsity boys team at 6:00.
The Saints will play in the semi-state game v. the Eastern Greene Thunderbirds this Friday, November 17, at LHS, starting at 7:30 pm.
Tickets for the game will be on sale in the school office until 1:00 pm Friday. Semi-State tickets are $10 each and are needed for anyone first grade and older. Lutheran High School students must purchase a ticket and season passes will not be valid.
There will be a special ticket line for all those who already have their tickets that will be much quicker than standing in line to purchase a ticket.
Not able to make it to the game? Watch it on Facebook live at https//www.facebook.com/GreeneCountySportsNetwork/ or on Greene County Sports Network, http://www.gcsn.rocks/.