When I graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School back in 1986, I left for college knowing I wanted to either go into business or to become a teacher. So, two of my first college classes consisted of Intro to Business and Intro to Teaching. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I was not destined for the business world, but instead was called to be a teacher.
For as long as I can remember, there were four classes that were required in school in America: English, science, math, and social studies. Taking at least one of each type of these classes per year means the State of Indiana thinks you are educated enough to graduate high school. There are other requirements as well: art, physical education, foreign language, etc. The state believes these classes produce a well-rounded student. I believe they are missing a crucial component in the 21st century: a computer science class.
Serving in the military must be in my family’s bloodline. On my mother’s side of the family going back several generations, the Hagerty family was originally from Northern Ireland and served in the Irish Army. Irish legend has it that the Hagerty family were a fighting people. They fought in several skirmishes and sieges in Ireland. After they migrated from Ireland during the Irish Potato Famine, my family continued their military service in the United States.
Concordia Lutheran High School art students have been recognized in the Scholastics Art & Writing regional competition. All of the works are display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art until April.