Concordia honors top seniors

April 18, 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School honored 87 seniors tonight, April 18, with honors for their work in academic through department awards and scholarships. Students were also honored for receiving an Academic Honors Diploma at graduation. To view photos from this evening, click here

Two top scholarships were announced this evening, The Martin Fischer Memorial Scholarship, a four-year, $32,000 college scholarship for a student entering the humanities, and the Carl F. Gallmeier Memorial College Scholarship, a $1,500 annual college scholarship for students attending a Lutheran college or university to prepare for a career in Christian Education or the pastoral ministry. The recipient of the Martin Fischer Scholarship is Mallory Hockemeyer. The recipient of the Carl F. Gallmeier Scholarship is Rhaya Kaschinske.

Academic Awards for the Senior Class of 2021

Valedictorian: Megan Miller

Salutatorian: Shelby Schlicker

Herbert Birkman Senior Department Awards

Theology – Gretchen Witmer

English – Hollie Johnson

Business – Andrew Carr

Computer Science – Benjamin Correll

Family & Consumer Science – Makayla Gaines

JROTC – Cayden Whitacre

Physical Education – Kameron Johnson

Mathematics – Brock Tweedy

Science – Brock Tweedy

World Language – Karysa Knoblauch

Social Studies – Gram Johnson

Instrumental Music – Caleb Walz

Vocal Music – Alexis Rios

Visual Arts – Thaylea Pierce

Theatre Arts – Hollie Johnson

Additional Awards

AP Statistics Award – Hannah Ruppert

German Award – Mallory Hockemeyer

Latin Award – Megan Miller

Spanish Award – Raegan Rubrake

Music Distinguished Service Award – Jackson McKinney

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