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Concordia’s Honors Academy welcomes new class of students

Sept. 6, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School is welcoming its newest class of Honors Academy students this fall.

These new freshmen are: Matthew Bordner, Cam Cage, Grant Hayworth, Dakota Hitzemann, Amy Liñan, Charlotte Loechner, Eli Mattox, Max Park, Hannah Weber and Keller Whicker. They join the current 8 seniors, 5 juniors and 18 sophomores.

Begun in 2014, the Honors Academy promotes exceptional academics, leadership and community service among Concordia students by challenging and encouraging students to the next level of their academic success.

Students are invited to apply for the Honors Academy and are selected based on receiving Pass Plus in English, math and social studies on their seventh-grade ILEARN tests or based on the PSAT test scores during their freshman year. Students then submit a creative response before interviewing with the selection committee.

During their four years at Concordia, students are required to take Advanced Placement and dual credit courses; maintain a minimum 3.75 GPA; attend lectures and training for leadership awareness; engage in cultural growth and community networking; and complete community service hours each year, ranging from 15 hours as a freshman to 35 hours as a senior. As a senior, they complete a project of their choosing—one that exemplifies their passion and skillset. They also work with a mentor for this research project to lend expertise and guidance along the way. Projects have included a musical composition, a children’s book, a camp fundraiser and handmade cross, which now is used in the school’s chapel.

Upon graduation, these students will receive distinctive recognition and a special notation on their high school transcripts.

To learn more about the Honors Academy, contact Luanne Erdos at lerdos@clhscadets.com or (260) 203-4575 or visit www.clhscadets.com/honors-academy.  

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at www.clhscadets.com.