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The LHS Walk-a-Thon

October 20, 2016
By Michael Brandt, Head of School

The Walk-a-Thon was truly a day to remember.

For two weeks students, faculty, and staff had been preparing for this day. They gathered donations from family, friends, and past relationships. Organizers prepared the food, the four-mile course, and a lap card for each student in hopes for a successful day. Participants watched the donation thermometer climb as support pushed the red $-bar slowly toward the goal of $10,000.

Finally the Walk-a-Thon was here. October 12 – a day to remember. The energy was felt all day as students came to school wearing their choice of clothing style while efficiently moving from class to class in a modified schedule.

Walk-a-Thon

When the class schedule was over the picnic began – all-you-can-eat hog dogs, chips, apples, and birthday cake. Yes, birthday cake to celebrate the school’s 40th year, complete with singing happy birthday to the school. After a large group photo, the students were off and on the course.

LHS student body photo - walk-a-thon

Mr. Frick led the first lap but was soon overtaken by eager students knowing the end of their day was at the end of that fourth lap. To some, walking was not an option because running was more exhilarating. To others, walking was a great pace to enjoy the perfect weather conditions and conversation with friends.

We are thankful for all of the support which propelled the dollar thermometer past our goal of $10,000. We are thankful for Mr. Schulenburg who manned the grill to prepare nearly 600 hot dogs. We are thankful to alums Erin and Iran Sterling for donating the apples from their Anderson Orchard. We are thankful for the crew of parents who distributed lunch and also handed out water bottles, offered freeze pops, gave constant encouragement to all participants, and marked off personal cards as laps progressed. We are certainly thankful for the efforts of the students, faculty, and staff for collecting the donation support.

It was a day to remember – a day to remember the freedoms that we have as citizens to work together, support a cause, and worship our Lord and Savior for blessing us with able bodies, close relationships, and family. This day provided an opportunity to use the Lord’s gifts to meet the needs of others through time, talents, and resources.

I know that the mission of LHS to prepare for a Christian life and provide for academic excellence is good for God’s Kingdom. It is good to grow His children in this truth. And I know this event will help LHS to continue to grow in a place that we know as The Home of the Saints.

You may donate to a LHS student, a class, or the school through October 28 here.

View additional photos here.