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.

Avery, 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 been involved in student council since my freshman year, as well as cheerleading.

How have you been involved in our community? I have helped out with school carnivals, adopt-a-highway, school food drives, and different events held at Trinity.

What is your favorite class? My favorite class is English. I enjoyed composition class with Mrs. Spiaser during my junior year and freshman year history class with Mr. Rick.

What do you plan to do after graduation? After graduation, my family is planning to move to Tennessee and there I hope to study to become a dental hygienist.

What is the most challenging part of being a senior? I have had a lot of homework this year, so probably staying motivated to accomplish it all in efforts of maintaining good grades.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen? I would say not to feel intimidated as they start off. It may seem overwhelming at times, but just take one day at a time. I would also recommend getting involved in different activities that our school provides.

Where do you imagine yourself 10 years from now? In 10 years, I hope to be working as a dental hygienist and be married.

Is there a Bible passage that inspires you and helps you through tough times? “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

Do you think that ILS has prepared you for college? Yes, I do believe ILS has. I especially believe that the Spiasers have prepared me for what to expect in most college classes.

Who has given you the best advice? What did they say? I believe that Mr. Rick has helped give me a more positive outlook on different tasks that come up. Mr. Rick mentioned recently how he looks for challenges. He says that if there is not a challenge, it’s no fun. This made me reevaluate the different tasks I am given at school. Obviously, not everything is going to come easy in life, so having this outlook on life helps give me the motivation to attack different challenges I am given.

How would your friends describe you? They would probably describe me as outgoing, loud, talkative, and hardworking.

When you look back on Illinois Lutheran in later years, what will you remember most? When looking back on Illinois Lutheran in later years, I will most likely remember memories from activities like school dances, or going to games with friends.

What dreams do you have for the world of tomorrow? I wish the world could come to a worldwide agreement on peace. I wish we could all acknowledge and respect each other’s opinions.