Greetings from Walther!
As we come to the end of a long winter at Walther, we have much for which to be thankful. Our seniors have been getting more and more college acceptance letters and scholarship offers, including to schools such as Loyola, DePaul, multiple Concordias, Luther, Carthage, Valparaiso, Gustavus Adolphus, UIC, Kalamazoo, Hope, and Augustana, to name a few. One of our top students will be entering the pre-seminary program at Concordia University Chicago. We are excited for him, and glad to have been able to nurture his faith at Walther.
In other news, our admissions and recruitment efforts are once again bearing fruit, and we anticipate another increase next year. Our Band is about to go on tour for the first time in two years, visiting churches in Southern Illinois and the St. Louis suburbs before returning to perform at the Northern Illinois District’s upcoming convention at Concordia. Our Mathletes made an excellent showing at their competition last week, while our spring athletes are now preparing to take the field/courts/track. And while we are speaking of athletics, I am proud to report that we had Walther athletes make it to State competitions in bowling and girls’ basketball (three-point shooting finalist).
As always, we are anchored in faith. The Walther community began our Lenten journey with the imposition of ashes in Chapel last week. This Lenten season, please keep us in your prayers, as we pray for peace and healing around the world.
Yours in Christ,