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.

Bethany, Class of 2021

How long have you been at Illinois Lutheran Schools? I have been at Illinois Lutheran for four years.

What have you participated in at ILHS? I have participated in student council, band, and women’s choir.

How have you been involved in our community? During my time at ILHS I have been involved in food drives, fairs, and the adopt-a-highway program. I was also chairman of the annual Ronald McDonald volunteer trips with the student council for three years.

What is your favorite class? Any history related class with Mr. Rick or Miss Schuppe was always my favorite. American literature with Mrs. Spiaser is also a favorite of mine.

What do you plan to do after graduation? After graduation I plan on going to college and possibly going into a Pharmacy Technician program.

What is the most challenging part of being a senior? The most challenging thing for me personally is that it is so easy to stall. However, I still get the job done.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen? Take your work seriously, especially your freshman year and sophomore year. Your hard work will definitely pay off for you in the future. Be your own person and think for yourself.

Where do you imagine yourself ten years from now? Thriving in my future occupation and helping others.

Is there a Bible passage that inspires you and helps you through tough times? Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

Do you think that ILS has prepared you for college? Most definitely. I am confident that I will succeed in the future.

Who has given you the best advice? What did they say? My father has always told me to take opportunities that are presented to you and to always think for yourself. He always encourages me and tells me that I can succeed in anything as long as I work hard and keep focus. Your hard work always pays off in the end.

How would your friends describe you? My friends would probably describe me as sweet, funny, and unique.

When you look back on Illinois Lutheran in later years, what will you remember most? I will remember the events I’ve participated in with the student council.

What dreams do you have for the world of tomorrow? I hope the world can one day be at peace and unite.