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.

Reese, Class of 2021

How long have you been at Illinois Lutheran Schools? I have been at Illinois Lutheran since Kindergarten, so 13 years.

What have you participated in at ILHS? Though I was never an official member, I have helped out with Student Council quite a bit.

How have you been involved in our community? I have volunteered for different events at Trinity.

What is your favorite class? My favorite class this year would probably be Anatomy, but out of all four years I liked American Government the best.

What do you plan to do after graduation? I’m interested in cosmetology school or going into real estate.

What is the most challenging part of being a senior? Staying motivated to finish the year strong is the most difficult part for me.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen? Try not to miss too many days of school.

Where do you imagine yourself 10 years from now? In ten years I hope to have a family and a good job.

Is there a Bible passage that inspires you and helps you through tough times? Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Do you think that ILS has prepared you for college? Definitely.

Who has given you the best advice? What did they say? My dad once told me, “Don’t let them know where your goat is tied.”

How would your friends describe you? They would probably describe me as an old soul, witty, artistic, kind.

When you look back on Illinois Lutheran in later years, what will you remember most? The memories and fun times I had with my friends.

What dreams do you have for the world of tomorrow? For everyone to get along and respect each other’s values and opinions.