Faith Lutheran High School
Summa Cum Laude – Distinguished Track
Father’s name: Rev. Stephen W. Kieser
Mother’s name: Julia Kieser
Where do you plan to attend college and major in, and what are your career plans? I plan on attending Concordia University, Nebraska next fall, going into the elementary education program, and getting my Lutheran Teaching Diploma to work towards becoming a Lutheran school teacher. My major is undecided.
What school activities have you been involved in? I have participated in the high school strings group, concert band, choir, and a girl’s quartet group called “the Deers”. I’ve also played on the basketball and volleyball teams.
What teacher impacted you the most and how? The teacher that impacted me the most was Mr. Christiansen. He was a very encouraging and persistent teacher. The things he would make us do like standing up to answer questions in class, assigning one person to pray every week, making me speak loudly in front of everyone, and making boring experiences into interesting and fun times really helped me bring out a little more of my extroverted side and be more open and outspoken. He really helped me overcome my extreme introverted side with all the things he did with our class and forcing me to be louder and more confident. He’s made a great positive impact on my life and future.
What is the most interesting school project/assignment you have done? The most interesting school project I’ve done was in Mrs. Mildred’s Geometry class when she had us dress up nice like a business person or teacher and present on a topic of our choice within what we had learned through the year. I had never dressed up and presented on a topic before and thought it was a fun and educating experience. It helped us to fully understand the topic along with the history of it and origin of certain things, so it was very interesting and exciting to do.
What advice do you have for future high school graduates? I advise future high school graduates to enjoy their time in high school and keep friends with everyone. Enjoy every second of your high school life and don’t let little bumps in the road ruin that enjoyment. Try your best in school and don’t ever give up.
What is your favorite Bible verse? My favorite Bible verse is John 10:27-28, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”