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LHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

May 24, 2018
By Julie Pflug

Lutheran High School of Indianapolis is pleased to announce its Class of 2018 valedictorian Janessa Schaefer and salutatorian Ted Deitz.

Janessa Schaefer, Valedictorian, will attend Purdue University to study engineering. She intends to major in either Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and is considering a business minor.

Over the course of her four years at Lutheran High School, Janessa has been involved in a number of extracurricular actives including Model UN, National Honor Society, student ambassador, math tutoring, year book, and prom committee. She is a member of the Academic Super Bowl Math team which placed second in the 2018 state tournament and third in state her junior year. Her favorite subjects are math and chemistry. She enjoys being a part of many sports and hobbies at Lutheran, such as volleyball, basketball cheerleading, and track, and likes to spend her free time with friends and family.

Janessa lives with her parents, Richard and Heidi Schaefer, in New Palestine.

Salutatorian Ted Deitz will attend Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Ted plans on majoring in Music Business with an emphasis in audio production.

At Lutheran High School, Ted was involved in Student Council, Tennis, Theater, Chamber Choir, Jazz Band, Praise Band, and National Honor Society, as well as other extracurricular activities and volunteer events. Ted enjoyed music courses and being heavily involved with every theatre production over his four years, including being the lead in “The Music Man” earlier this year. Ted enjoyed making friends with students from around the world through Lutheran’s international student program.

Ted is the son of Ed and Stephanie Deitz, of Indianapolis.

Saints Wrestlers Compete in Conference Championships

January 22, 2018
By Tom Finchum

On Saturday, January 13th, Lutheran High School’s wrestlers competed in the Indiana Crossroads Conference tournament at Monrovia High School.  In only the third year of the wrestling program, the team improved dramatically over the first two years.

Sophomore, Dante Akins, (145) became the first wrestler in school history to win a conference championship.  Dante’s record currently stands at 25-3 for the season.

Sophomore Logan Beard (182) and freshman Hayden Filipovich (170) had an outstanding conference tournament finishing second in their weight classes.   Junior Brett Reid (195) finished third in the conference while senior Emeka Jillani (285) and freshman Luke Hughes (120) both finished fourth.

The Saints will be competing in the sectional tournament at Shelbyville High School on Saturday, January 27th.


Indiana Farm Bureau All-Academic Team

January 22, 2018
By Tom Finchum

Congratulations to Lutheran High School senior guard, Trevor Russell, who was recently selected to the Indiana Farm Bureau All-Academic Team.

Trevor currently has earned a 4.1 GPA on a scale of 4.0 and plans on attending Xavier University after graduation to study Biology.

Trevor has been a three-year starter on the Saints football team and is currently a starting guard on the basketball team.

Coach Joe Morgan Notches His 100th Victory

January 22, 2018
By Tom Finchum

On December 5th, Joe Morgan collected his 100th coaching victory as the varsity girl’s basketball coach for Lutheran High School.  His special victory came against Brebeuf in the Marion County Tournament.

The girl’s basketball team, parents, and assistant coaches presented coach Morgan with a signed basketball and a plaque for his accomplishment. 

Included in coach Morgan’s 100 victories is a 2017 girls basketball sectional championship.

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