Concordia’s Honors Academy welcomes new class of students for 2022-23

Sept. 21, 2022

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

These new freshmen are: Grant Allman, Isabelle Burns, Isaiah Castleman, Bernadette Chesebrough, Bradan Corbett, Nicholas Jones, Noah Kim, Hudson Kraft, Elyse Metz, and Beata Peperkorn.

“This group represents a vast array of interests and talents, and it is exciting to await all that God has in store for each of them and for our CLHS family,” said Luanne Erdos, Honors Academy director.

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 [email protected] or (260) 203-4575 or visit  

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