Developing Christian Leaders

An Illinois Lutheran education empowers students to be bold, confident Christian leaders in tomorrow’s world. Through a strong academic program, our caring, qualified instructors prepare students for college, the workforce and beyond.

Our students develop essential critical thinking skills and develop a strong, Christian worldview as they discover their own unique God-given skills and abilities. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities and social experiences that help to build a strong community within the school and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Melinda, Class of 2024

How long have you been at Illinois Lutheran Schools? I have been at ILHS schools for 13 years.

What have you participated in at ILHS? I have participated in band, Student Council, math competitions and yearbook.

How have you been involved in our community? I have helped with some library programs to support homeless shelters, and cleaned highways.

What is your favorite class? My favorite class is Film.

What do you plan to do after graduation? I plan to go to college, but I’m not sure where I want to go or what I want to major in.

What is the most challenging part of being a senior? The hardest part is realizing that this is it and accepting that you will be on your own soon, and that you might not see some of the friends you’ve had for years.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen? Don’t let school be your entire life. Make sure that you spend time with friends and family doing the things you love.

Where do you imagine yourself 10 years from now? Ten years from now I will hopefully have a stable career and maybe starting a family.

Is there a Bible passage that inspires you and helps you through tough times? Numbers 23:10 “God is not a human being that he should life, not a human being that he should change his mind; does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?”

Who has given you the best advice? What did they say? Too many people have given me good advice to label one as best, but my stepmom told me not to worry because everything will unfold with time.

How would your friends describe you? My friends would describe me as funny, sympathetic, and cool.

When you look back on Illinois Lutheran in later years, what will you remember most? When I look back at ILHS in a few years I’ll remember having fun times with the friends I’ve had since elementary school.

What dreams do you have for the world of tomorrow? I hope for the world to come together in peace and Scripture.