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.

Maddy, Class of 2020

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

What have you participated in at ILHS? I participated in volleyball, softball, and drama at ILHS.

How have you been involved in our community? I’ve helped out with the schools fundraisers and carnivals as well as helping with the church. I have also participated in 4-H for 10 years.

What is your favorite class? My favorite class has to be United States History.

What do you plan to do after graduation? My plan is to go in to Veterinary Technician school.

What is the most challenging part of being a senior? Staying motivated has been hard since it’s my last year.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen? Don’t be scared, you will be okay, and enjoy every minute of high school because it goes by so fast.

Where do you imagine yourself 10 years from now? In ten years I see myself with a job in what I studied and continuing my horse show career.

Is there a Bible passage that inspires you and helps you through tough times? Psalm 23:4, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Do you think that ILS has prepared you for college? Absolutely! The teachers have made me a better student and have prepared me for college.

Who has given you the best advice? What did they say? Mr. Rick was very helpful when I was struggling with figuring out the whole college thing. He told me to not worry so much about where you will go or what you will do. He said it’s okay not to have everything figured out, and a university is not for everyone. Just keep praying to God and if necessary go to a community college to stay in school, but continue to figure out what you want to do.

How would your friends describe you? They would describe me as outgoing, funny, caring, hard-working.

When you look back on Illinois Lutheran in later years, what will you remember most? I will remember all the friendships I have created by going to ILHS. I will also remember my sports teams who gave me the best memories in high school.

What dreams do you have for the world of tomorrow? I dream of a world with complete peace, and everyone getting along. I also dream of a world where everyone knows God.