FLHS Class of 2020: Micah Cumming

Micah Cumming
Faith Lutheran High School
Valedictorian

Where do you plan to attend college and major in, and what are your
career plans? Concordia University Wisconsin, I plan to major in Biblical Languages, as I prepare to enter Fort Wayne Seminary, and I plan to minor in Classical Education.

What school activities have you been involved in? I served as President of Student Council in which we hosted a December Formal Dance in our gym, a board game social, lock-ins, a sports social, a pool social, Six Flag trips, and an Archery tournament plus a Compline service together with another Faith Lutheran HS from Gidding, Texas. I was also glad to give a speech at our High School Open House to encourage people to consider the amazing curriculum and environment Faith has. I was also in choir and strings on the Double Bass, and played soccer, flag football, basketball, cross country, volleyball. Sadly, we weren’t able to host our 3 on 3 basketball tournament, or our end of year concert and pins for all musical talents due to the coronavirus.

What teacher impacted you the most and how? Mr. Merritt impacted me the most, especially by teaching the outstanding class called Omnibus (literature/theology/history). I had the honor of taking Omnibus II, III, and IV, after attending Allen HS in freshman year. And, I thank the Lord that I returned to Faith, because I believe Faith is where you learn the Bible in truth and clarity, learn and apply the laws of Logic to life, and bond with amazing people.

What is the most interesting school project/assignment you have done?
Please describe. The most interesting type of school project would be analyzing choir pieces from composers like Handel and Mozart. But, the best one was listening to Cesar Franck’s Credo and identifying how he musically painted pictures using so many techniques based on the words of the Nicene Creed. Looking at how much faithfulness Franck put into each phrase that depicted certain themes, events, and emphasis; it really brought me to appreciate the glory of music when composed so carefully.

What advice do you have for future high school graduates? My advice would be to focus on what’s important. Go the extra mile and build up people who appreciate it. Secure friendships and do not ignores those who need help. Pursue those things that seem too big, and don’t let the small opportunities slip away from you. Believe in Christ who died to save you, learn from Him, and He will give you the crown of Everlasting Life.