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We Are Walther Newsletter, December 2021

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[d] from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
 
Warm Christmas Greetings from Walther! As usual, the season of Jesus’ birth is a busy time in schools, and this year we are joyfully busy. We recently held our in-person Christmas Concert in which parents, relatives and friends were able to gather and hear our bands and choirs make a truly joyful noise unto the Lord in our gym, after hearing our concert only in cyberland last year. Our boys and girls basketball teams, as well as our cheerleaders and wrestlers, are off to a great start; we have even started a new bowling team this year! We have seniors getting acceptances into college and all students preparing for Finals next week. Our Student Council hosted a Walther Wonderland last week with crafts, cookies and music for our students as well as for the wider community. Finally, we are taking the time this month to honor two very special people who have left a rich legacy at Walther. At our Christmas concert we held a dedication ceremony to name the Richard R. Rose Music Room, in memory of dear Mr. Rose who gave over 40 years of service to our Music Program. At the Hoger Wrestling Meet renamed the Multipurpose Room in honor of Bruce Tuomi, who racked up over 500 career victories in wrestling and taught religion for 20 years at Walther. It was wonderful to celebrate his achievements and service with him, together with his family.
 
As we close out 2021, I want to express gratitude to God for walking with Walther every step of the way. I also want to thank all those who support us. You are helping us change lives through our ministry to young men and women. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
 
Tim Bouman
Head of School/Principal

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