Concordia welcomes new students to Honors Academy

April 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School is welcoming nine new students into the Honors Academy.

Begun in 2014, the Honors Academy promotes exceptional academics, leadership and community service among students.

Throughout the first year, students have learned leadership styles and careers paths from various professionals in the field; travelled to Chicago to learn more about science and technology; and they will be attending Leadercast in Auburn on May 8 to learn how to be a leader through bravery.

“The students have been working hard in the beginning year of the Honors Academy,” said Luanne Erdos, director of the program.

These new nine students join 11 from the original cohort. The new students, who are currently freshmen at Concordia, are: Nicole Chappell, Isaac Corbrey, Jeremy Kayonga, Hannah Koch, Isaac Magsam, Brooke Messmann, Taylor Schoenefeld, Samuel Springer and Jackson Wright.

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

Over the course of their four years at Concordia, students will be required to take Advanced Placement and dual-enrollment courses; attend lectures and training for leadership awareness, 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.

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

To learn more about the Honors Academy, contact Luanne Erdos at [email protected] or 260-203-4575.

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