Story By: Bo Bearman
Krizia is a dancer in many forms. She started dancing when she was three years old. “When I was three years old, I started off by doing ballet, tap, and musical theatre.” Krizia said. As she continued to dance, she progressed and got into bigger forms of dance.Krizia adds that “As I began progressing in dance, I started to do jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop along with the styles I had already been doing.” Krizia is on a competitive dance team at Elite Dance Center.
By: Junior Krizia Koenig
Concordia Freshman Andy Deng was just five years old when he found his connection to figure skating.
“I went to a public skate session and I really liked it. After that I decided I wanted to get into competitive skating,” commented Deng.
But it wasn’t until only three years ago that he became fully dedicated and passionate for skating. He worked hard, which paid off when he made it through regionals and sectionals his first year competing. Deng skated in both singles and pairs at an intermediate level. After making it through regionals and sectionals, he competed at nationals.
God has truly blessed Deng with the incredible opportunity to keep competing and growing in his figure skating skills. On the weekend of January 19, at the Midwest sectionals, Deng excitingly placed second place in the intermediate men’s, and first place in the juvenile pairs category.
Some competitions that Deng has competed in include Skate Detroit, Skate Milwaukee, Battle of the Blades in Fort Wayne, and if he qualifies he will compete at regionals, sectionals, and nationals.
Deng’s goal is to one day be an official member of the USA Figure Skating Team of the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Andy!
By Shirley Wang (12th grade)
With the help of more than 70 volunteers and more than $25,000 in donations and donated time and goods, the Concordia Lutheran High School wrestling room recently received a much-needed upgrade.
Over the Christmas break, scores of parents, Cadet wrestlers and alumni worked to clean and renovate a room that has had more than 50 years of use. The best part — they did it as a surprise for their coach, Jamie Jones, a 1991 graduate and former wrestler himself.
“I feel humbled that so many people would do this for the program,” he said. “It really adds a layer of class to the room.”
Along with needed replacements to the mats, lighting and paint, the room now features memorabilia from the years of Cadet wrestlers who have come through the program, and the team is working on adding a wall to feature the team and individual champions since 1967, the first recorded championship of the program.
“We want to give many thanks to those who gave money, their precious time and talents, and other resources to make this project happen,” said Tony Hudson, assistant wrestling coach. “These volunteers honor the legacy of the program and how the great sport of wrestling impacted their lives. Rehabbing the wrestling room meant building upon the culture of unity and strength the Cadet wrestling family already possesses.”
By: Senior Kennedy Trice
Current sophomore, Brandon Davis, was only a freshman when he was called to start as quarterback for the Concordia Cadets football team last fall. This sudden change was due to the injury of current senior, Jake Byrd, late in the season last year during a game against Carroll. Davis was the starting quarterback for the freshmen team, but had no experience playing on varsity.
“I never would have thought I’d have to start on one of the most important positions on the field. I was nervous, but at practices it felt different; like I had to go harder to show the upperclassmen that the season wasn’t over and that they could trust me.” After leading the Cadets to a victory over Northside, Davis had gained the trust of his teammates and went on to play a great game against Luers in their first sectional game. Unfortunately, the Cadets lost late in the game and their season came to an early end.
By Junior Sarah Bush
On October 6, 2018 the boys sectionals soccer team won sectionals. It was a major win forthem as they advanced onto regionals. Come Saturday October 13, they had to win two games in order to advance to semi state. During the week they had some major preparing to do. Coach Macke pushed them in practices to keep them ready for the next two games.
By Senior Alexa Hoover
Band season is in full swing and the Marching Cadets are working hard preparing for another shot at a State title.
This week begins the eliminations at Lafayette Jefferson High School for Regional Competition. The band and colorguard have already put in over 200 hours of practice this season in hopes to advance to Semi-State next weekend.
This year Concordia has received first place with multiple distinction awards at every site they have competed at.
“I think our success can be attributed most directly to the focus and hard work we have put into rehearsals. We are all clearly excited about making the show as great as possible,” Drum major and junior Andrew Schroeder commented.
“The maturity of music and drill in our show this year has been impressive to the judges!” Senior and drum major Katie Milliman added.
Many people say that “practice makes perfect”, but the marching band staff at Concordia likes to say that “perfect practice makes perfect.”
By Senior Rylee Light
Starting off homecoming week with nothing but excitement, joy, and high hopes, but not exactly ending that way.
Every year for homecoming each grade decorates their own hallway with a theme. This year’s seniors had the theme of horror, which was in the main hallway, as every senior class does each year. Continue reading “Hallway Havoc: Senior hallway decorations taken down after some deemed against school’s core values”
Spanish visitors have fun in CLHS!
On August 29th, Spanish exchange students came to America from Spain! They spent three weeks and had fun with CLHS students during school hours. On September 18th, they left America and went back to school in Spain. Continue reading “Super Spanish Exchange Students”