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.
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.
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.
Lutheran High School students, faculty, staff, and families were treated to a beautiful program from World Help with their Children of the World choir at a special chapel service on September 22, 2017. Fourteen children arrived on a bus on Thursday and toured the high school and met many LHS students, played games with them, and practiced their performance in the Choir room. The children were divided among five host families from Lutheran High School for the night where they were able to experience some of the fun American culture that we enjoy.
LHS Junior Mollie Graham commented on her experience as her family hosted two children, “We loved watching the boys put together the train set we had at our house and reading them bedtime stories. We also got to take them to a soccer game (which they referred to as ‘futbol’) and out to Fazoli’s restaurant. Spaghetti was their favorite food here in America.”
On Friday, the children performed in front of the entire student body, faculty and staff, and many visiting parents and siblings. Their dancing and singing brought joy, hope, and attention to the situation in which children of other nations live to all who heard.
Lutheran students fell in love with these children instantly and were encouraged to support the mission of World Help – building shelters for refugees and supporting children in countries that have been battered with natural disasters and wars, including Nepal and Sudan. The main focus is that these children are clothed, given medical attention, fed, and educated.
These little children delivered a powerful message of hope, love, and faith from all over the world. They hailed from Honduras, the Philippines, Nepal, and Uganda. More information can be learned about this organization at worldhelp.org.
Amazing blessings come in tiny packages!