Treasure of the Reformation

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).

Is God angry? This may seem like an odd question. But, think about it. Is God angry?

Some religions—even some Christian denominations—picture God as an angry judge. To them, he is enthroned in heaven continually frowning. To them, God is always angry.

Consider for a moment the confession of sins. Because those words are used so often and may perhaps be overly familiar to us, we may well overlook their meaning. They are, “Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful, and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. For this, I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity …”

Is God angry? Yes, he is. The underlined words above remind us that he is angry about our sins. He is angry that we repeatedly sin and continually fail
to do good.

What is amazing about God is that he doesn’t remain angry. In his righteous anger over our sins, he did something about it! He sent his one and only Son to pay for all our sins. Jesus was sacrificed for every single sin. Through Christ, our “transgressions are forgiven, [our] sins are covered” (Psalm 32:1). Through Christ, God’s “anger has turned away” (Hosea 14:4).

By inspiration, Paul wrote, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” We have peace with God because of Jesus. We didn’t create our peace. Rather, our peace from forgiveness comes through Christ alone.

As you prepare for the Reformation, treasure your peace with God through Jesus. Christ made peace between God and all people. This is the Reformation’s treasure. Christ’s blood covers all sins. Through God’s great love and mercy, you have peace with him through Jesus.

Lord, thank you for my “peace … through [my] Lord Jesus Christ.” Amen.

Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran. Reach him at 920.648.2321 or

Lakeside Lutheran celebrates Homecoming week Oct. 4-9

Lakeside Lutheran High School announces its Homecoming activities and events for 2021, beginning with all-school activities on Monday, Oct. 4 and ending with a dance on campus the evening of Saturday, October 9.

The 2021 Homecoming Court includes two representatives from each of the freshman, sophomore and junior classes, and four representatives from the senior class. Members of the court include freshmen representatives Will Hemling, Beaver Dam, and Cecelia Krahn, Madison; sophomore representatives Lora Kasper, Jefferson, and Grant Schneider, Jefferson; junior representatives Jack DePrey, Sun Prairie, and Grace Korth, DeForest; senior representatives Aree Huwe, Deerfield, and Ben Kasper, Helenville; and King Jameson Schmidt, Ixonia, and Queen Carly Paske, Arlington.

Lakeside will celebrate homecoming with student activities throughout the week of Oct. 4-8, both during the school day and after school. The theme for this year is “Superheroes vs. Villains.” Members of each class decorate halls, doors and windows and create class banners, floats, can-structions, and videos according to their assigned hero and villain—“Thor vs Loki” for the freshmen, “Superman vs Lex Luthor” for sophomores, “Spiderman vs The Green Goblin” for juniors and “Batman vs. The Joker” for seniors. Students will decorate the school throughout the week as well as participate in class competitions that culminate in a pep rally on Friday at the end of the school day.

After a 5:00 p.m. parade Friday, the varsity football team plays Horicon/Hustisford at 7 p.m. The Warrior Marching Band will perform a halftime routine. A semi-formal dance is planned for Saturday evening on the Lakeside campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The activity schedule is as follows:

Monday, 10/4: Senior Friend Day | Pajama Day | Musical Chairs | JV Football game v. Luther Prep 5 pm | JV Soccer v. Sun Prairie East 4:30 pm | Varsity Soccer v. Lake Country Lutheran 7 pm | Golf Sectionals

Tuesday, 10/5: Color Day | Handball | Soccer at Wisconsin Heights | Volleyball at Lake Mills

Wednesday, 10/6: Class Workday to decorate school with banners, hallway murals, can-struction, window and door banners | Powder Puff Football | Boys Volleyball | Talent Show 1:50-3 pm

Thursday, 10/7: Twin Day | Dodgeball | JV2 Football at Luther Prep | Soccer v Columbus | Cross Country at Fort Atkinson

Friday, 10/8: Warrior Wear | Pep Rally | Parade 5 PM | Alum Zone in East Gym 5:30-7 PM | Football game v. Horicon/Hustisford 7 PM | Marching Band Field shows at halftime

Saturday, 10/9: Semi-formal dance at Lakeside 7:30-10:30 PM

Members of the Lakeside Lutheran 2021 Homecoming Court include (couples from L-R) sophomore reps Lora Kasper, Jefferson, and Grant Schneider, Jefferson; senior reps Aree Huwe, Deerfield, and Ben Kasper, Helenville; King Jameson Schmidt, Ixonia, and Queen Carly Paske, Arlington; junior reps Jack DePrey, Sun Prairie, and Grace Korth, DeForest; freshmen reps Will Hemling, Beaver Dam, and Cecelia Krahn, Madison

Lake Mills first responders to be honored at Lakeside/Lake Mills football game

On Friday, Sept. 17, Lake Mills EMS, first responders, police, and fire departments will be honored at the Lakeside-Lake Mills football game on the Lakeside Lutheran campus. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

“Recently a Lakeside Lutheran student was seriously injured in a boating accident on Rock Lake,” says Activities Director Todd Jahns. “Due to the swift response of the Lake Mills EMS and first responders, this student’s life was saved. While a long road to recovery remains, the family, friends, and all of Lakeside are so thankful for our EMS, first responders, and emergency personnel.” 

The men and women who serve take great pride in being on call 24/7 and responding to 911 emergencies. In addition, they staff both Lakeside and Lake Mills high school home football games, provide support for community recreational events including the Lake Mills Triathlon and other races, and give educational talks to local schools.

Lake Mills EMS is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on donor support. At Friday’s game, donation buckets will be available near the ticket booth and at the concession stands for fans to support Lake Mills EMS. All money collected will go directly to the organization. Re/Max Shine Realty of Lake Mills will be providing free popcorn at the concessions stand.

For more information about the Lake Mills EMS or to learn about volunteering opportunities, contact Dave at 648-5888.

Too busy for worship?

Are you too busy for worship?

From the moment we wake until we fall asleep again, we make decisions that reflect our priorities. Some decisions are simple: “Will I brush my teeth this morning?” Others are complex: “Will I re-evaluate my investments?” Some are frivolous: “Will I have white or chocolate milk?” Still, others are more serious: “How do I speak with my child about coming in after curfew last night?”

Daily, we make a myriad of decisions.

One decision we make—more than any other—sets the tone for our week. It is the decision whether to worship.

Many Christians feel like something is “off” when they skip church. And it is! Every day, the devil, the world, and our own sinful flesh beat us up, drag us down, and try to convince us that God could not possibly love us. At times like these, we may be filled with hopelessness and apathy that cause us to go through seemingly meaningless motions.

The church is the place to go, take a deep breath, and be reminded of the truth. There we hear that “God is love” (1 John 4:8) despite our lovelessness toward him. There we are told that “Christ died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3) despite feeling that we can never be forgiven. There we are reminded that “the gift of God is eternal life in Christ” (Romans 6:23) while living in a world that preaches self-righteousness. There we are assured that God grants “salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16) which gives us the sure hope of heaven.

No one can easily redirect our priorities or force us to be faithful Christians. That is beyond human strength. But, when we hear the gospel weekly and regularly receive Jesus’ body and blood, we realize what is the most important thing in life. We are moved to regularly worship with fellow believers to “encourage one another, be of one mind, [and] live in peace” (2 Cor. 13:11) from the forgiveness of sins.

Are you too busy for worship? Nobody should be too busy to worship.

God, give us hearts that seek you first and place you as our highest good. Amen.

Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran.
Reach him at 920.648.2321 or

We remind teens they’re meant to fly

I have had many pets throughout my life, but one of my favorites so far are the runner ducks I currently have. If you have never seen or heard about runner ducks, they basically are tall ducks that can’t fly. They only run. My two-foot tall fence keeps them where I want them to stay.

However, I also have a mallard duck that hatched with them. Even though the mallard is able to fly away at any time, he doesn’t know he can because he’s always been around his three runner friends. He just sticks with them and does what they do.

That can be true in our lives too, especially in high school. Friends and teachers who fill so many hours of a teen’s day have an incredible influence. Who will we run with? There are those who may try to convince us that we can’t fly or that we have only this life to think about. Heard the term YOLO? “You only live once” is sometimes used to get us to focus on the “right now” like there’s nothing else after this life.

Students still talk about the day Mr. Lauber brought a puppy to chapel.

We have a special blessing here at Lakeside. When students, faculty and staff share a belief in Jesus as their Savior with no fear or reluctance to admit it, we can guide and encourage each other in that saving grace given to us through Jesus. We are free. We are saved. We are forgiven. We’ll live forever!

As a result, We are not bound to the ground. We know there is more to us than just wandering around this pen we call life. One day we will fly out of this Earth and not only be free from sin but also have eternal joy in heaven. There is no better truth to be reminded of every day.

Ask me about my ducks!

Steve Lauber, Admissions Director

This article is taken from the Advantage magazine. See the entire issue at

A day in the life of a Warrior

Brooke Parkhurst, class of 2024, shares what her school days (and evenings) are like.

Sometimes grade schoolers wonder how days in high school are different from theirs. Want to know what it’s like to spend a day as a freshman at Lakeside?

Brooke Parkhurst, class of 2024, let us follow her around for a day last spring. Remember, not everyone has the same schedule…for instance, many freshmen include a study hall each day or take a world language or art class. Warriors have about 4 minutes to get to their next class, which is plenty of time, believe it or not!

• 7:10 Brooke leaves her house to head to the bus stop in Johnson Creek. Some teens need to leave earlier.

• 8:00 (Period 1): Computer Essentials (required for freshman every other day/study hall opposite days)

• 8:47 (Period 2): Engineering Essentials (Brooke is part of our STEM Academy.)

• 9:35 Chapel / Meeting or Homeroom time

• 10:00 (Period 3): General Science (All students are required to take 3 credits in Science.)

• 10:47 (Period 4-5): Band (Freshmen must take a fine arts credit. When registering, the default class is Freshman Chorus, but you can opt to take band instead, like Brooke did. Some take both.)

• 11:36 Lunch 6: Many students’ favorite part of the day! (The whole “period 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8 thing” during lunch got you confused? Don’t worry. You’ll catch on quickly as soon as you’re here! )

• 12:03 (Period 7-8): Old Testament (Students take a religion class every year. Christ in Everything!) 

• 12:51 (Period 9): Algebra 1 (Students take a placement test in May to determine which path of math courses to take. All students are required to take at least 3 credits in Math.)

• 1:40 (Period 10): English 9 (All students are required to take 4 credits in English.)

• 2:27 (Period 11): Phy Ed (Every freshman is required to take P.E. In grades 10-12, phy ed is an elective.)

• 3:17 If Brooke goes home right after school, she has 7 minutes after period 11 ends to board the bus, but if you’re involved in after-school activities like she is (and there are SO MANY to choose from) …  the fun doesn’t stop at 3:10 PM! Brooke is involved in extracurriculars each season.

Fall: Golf 

Winter: Bowling Club

Spring: Drama 

Summer:  Warrior Band 

Want to experience a day in person? We love “shadows.” Call Mr. Lauber (920-648-2321 x2218) or email him ( to find out how and when it could happen for you.

This article is taken from the Advantage magazine. See the entire issue at

Principal’s Pen: Whatever became of them?

Everyone remembers people from their past—classmates, neighbors, friends, even relatives. At some point, they were separated and eventually lost contact. Later, we may wonder, “Whatever became of them?”

LLHS has a new theme for the next two school years.

By nature, all humans are sinful. There isn’t a time in which we live without sin and its effects in this life. David asserts, “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me” (Psalm 51:5). Paul echoes, “There is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10). Indeed, since the fall into sin, no human knows righteousness or holiness.

But God sees it differently. He does not see us for who we are. Rather, he sees us for who we have become by faith in his Son. Paul writes, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Instead of seeing us as we are, God sees what we became through the perfect work of Christ. Through faith in him, we become pure and blameless. God sees us as holy because of what Jesus became for us. Many writers have explained Jesus’ substitutionary work for sinners. Perhaps none so effectively states it as Luther who wrote, “Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, ‘Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not.’”

Lakeside’s biennial theme is Become. In a single word, we hope to remind our students and families, our faculty and staff, board members, and those in our federation that we have become righteous through Christ alone. By God’s grace, we have “become the righteousness of God.” This is far better than any earthly gift or achievement. It creates in us godly self-worth and value. It encourages and moves us to glorify Christ through whom we have become righteous.

“Whatever became of them?” By God’s grace, we know and believe that all believers have become the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus.

Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran. Reach him at 920.648.2321 or

New school year set to begin

Lakeside Lutheran High School opens its doors to 135 freshmen on Wednesday, August 18. Freshmen will begin their school year a day early to orient and learn schedules, meet teachers and other students, and explore co-curricular opportunities. Classes begin on campus for all 455 students on Thursday, August 19, an increase of 7.3% from the start of 2020-21.

An opening service and installation of new faculty will take place as part of the first day’s events on August 19 at 10 a.m. in the west gymnasium. Pastor Joel Fricke from Immanuel Lutheran Church, Johnson Creek, will offer the devotion during this special chapel service. The theme for the 2021-23 school years is “Become,” a reminder of 2 Corinthians 5:21 “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” The biennial theme is a focus in devotions and other events throughout the school year.

Four new full-time faculty members will also be installed and recognized in the opening service.

With 28 years of teaching experience, mostly recently in Illinois, Mr. John Dorn will teach Physical Science, Environmental Science, and Anatomy and Physiology and coach football and soccer. He and his wife will live in Lake Mills.

Mrs. Erin LaPointe will be a full-time assistant in the Extended Learning Center. She has over 16 years of teaching experience and lives in Fort Atkinson.

With 10 years of teaching experience, Mr. Nicholas Trebesch is joining the Lakeside family to teach Geometry and Algebra and coach basketball and baseball. He and his family live in Watertown.

Mr. Jacob Ziel, a sixth-year teacher most recently in Doral, Fla., will teach General Science and Algebra and coach basketball and baseball. He lives in Watertown.

One part-time teacher will also be installed. Mrs. Cathy Meier of Watertown will be responsible for Family and Consumer Science classes as well as a section of freshman English.

Lakeside Lutheran High School is a four-year high school located in Lake Mills, operated and supported by a federation of 32 congregations affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. For additional information about Lakeside, go to or call 920-648-2321 and ask for Principal James Grasby.

Lakeside Lutheran faculty number 35 for the 2021-22 school year, including front row, from left: James Grasby, Principal, Religion; Jodie Schommer, English, STEM Academy; Andy Asmus, Social Studies; Tim Matthies, Math; Jim Buege, Director of Choirs, English; Paul Bauer, Science, Math; John Dorn, Science.
2nd row, L-R: Cathy Meier, FACS, English; Jenny Krauklis, PhyEd, Math; Shelly Coron, Extended Learning; Erin LaPointe, Extended Learning; Matt Doering, Social Studies; Dan Kuehl, Director of Instruction, English; Steve Lauber, Director of Admissions, English; Sara James, World Languages.
Middle row, L-R: Cameron Ausen, Social Studies, Religion; Ruth Hirschfeld, Director of Extended Learning; Pastor Mark Toepel, World Languages; Andrew Willems, Media Specialist, STEM Academy Director; Nate Sievert, PhyEd;  Jeff Meske, Career and Technical Education; Dorlene Schroeder, Counselor.
2nd row from top, L-R: Nick Trebesch, Math; Todd Hackbarth, Math, Videography, Religion; Phil Dretske, Math, Computing, STEM Academy; Andy Rosenau, Guidance Director, Computing; Lori Tetzlaff, Art, Health; Nathan Koerber, World Languages; Eric Dorn, Religion.
Top row, L-R: Glen Pufahl, Director of Bands, English; Jake Ziel, Math, Science; Pastor Don Schultz, Assistant Principal, Religion; Pastor Mike Helwig, Religion; Justin Vanderhoof, English, Social Studies; Todd Jahns, Activities Director, PhyEd; Damon Tracy, Science. Missing: Kirk DeNoyer, Math.

Quarter 4, 2020-21 Honor Roll

Lakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce its academic honor for the fourth quarter of the 2020-21 school year.

High Honors Honor Roll (3.75-4.0 GPA)

Grade 9

Wrigley Bastian, Watertown; Aidan Berg, DeForest; Isaac Bilitz, Madison; Braden Buss, Watertown; Archer Chaudhary, Lake Mills; Christian Collins, Lake Mills; Joseph Dretske, Sun Prairie; Karsten Grundahl, Lake Mills; Rebecca Hallberg, Columbus; Hannah Hartwig, Lake Mills; Joshua Hecht, Madison; Claire Heinrich, Madison; Ella Hembrook, Jefferson; Aaron Hirsch, Johnson Creek; Isabela Hobbs, Watertown; Leah Horn, Watertown; Megan Huber, Columbus; Olivia Ibeling, Cambridge; Naomi Jenson, Deerfield; Elsa Johansson, Columbus; Elyse Johnson, Windsor; Joshua Jorgensen, Mc Farland; Lora Kasper, Jefferson; Mia Krahn, Sun Prairie; Paige Krahn, Sun Prairie; Kylee Krutsinger, Cottage Grove; Brielle Leis, Watertown; Caitlin Lloyd, Columbus; Ambria McCrary, Sun Prairie; Maria Meier, Watertown; Abby Meis, Watertown; Emma Meis, Watertown; Mara Meyer, Sun Prairie; Kooper Mlsna, Lake Mills; Brooke Parkhurst, Johnson Creek; Amelia Povich, Middleton; Joshua Powers, Portage; Kieghtan Rank, Madison; Alex Reinke, Watertown; Ella Ristow, Watertown; Kylie Roekle, Middleton; Samuel Schmidt, Janesville; Grant Schneider, Jefferson; Hayden Schoenherr, Cottage Grove; Wedmerline Schulz, Madison; Emma Storlie, Lake Mills; Cole Teteak, Middleton; Mia Teteak, Middleton; Maria Vik, Fort Atkinson; Noah Weidner, Columbus; Caitlin Weiland, Fall River; Cameron Weiland, Fall River; Freidrich Weittenhiller, DeForest; Ava Wilson, Cottage Grove; Elizabeth Winkelman, Watertown

Grade 10

Olivia Bartels, Johnson Creek; Chloe Berg, DeForest; Benjamin Buxa, Oconomowoc; Bridget Cichanofsky, Reeseville; Grace Cook, Hartland; Jack DePrey, Sun Prairie; Marissa Duddeck, Whitewater; Jordan Genz, Watertown; Laura Giroux, Horicon; Tyler Gresens, Sun Prairie; Tyler Griffin, Lodi; Elijah Grow, Cottage Grove; Liliana Haar, Lake Mills; Ava Heckmann, Middleton; Rose Hissom, DeForest; Rebekah Hodkiewicz, DeForest; Emma Horn, Watertown; Manuel Iglesias, Watertown; Grace Korth, DeForest; Claire Langille, Lake Mills; Nora Larson, Columbus; Trey Lauber, Lake Mills; Kendall Lemke, Helenville; Anders Liermann, Madison; Dane McIlvain, Edgerton; Abigail Minning, Watertown; Grace Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc; Natalie Punzel, Watertown; Natalie Raymond, Sun Prairie; Jenna Shadoski, Janesville; Makenzie Sievert, Watertown; David Taylor Evert, Beaver Dam; Litzy Toledo, Watertown; Madelyn Vanderhoof, Watertown; Charlie Vogen, Oconomowoc; Hadley Wendorff, Watertown; Isaac Winters, Watertown; Averi Wolfram, Sun Prairie; Japheth Yahnke, Watertown; Carlee Zimmermann, Jefferson

Grade 11

Lydia Bilitz, Madison; Joshua Bittorf, Waterloo; Ella DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Mya Hemling, Beaver Dam; Naomi Hundt, Beaver Dam; Samuel Knapp, Ixonia; Caleb Koester, Fort Atkinson; Matthea Lenz, Oconomowoc; Lauren Lostetter, Lake Mills; Kyle Main, Juneau; Audrey Meier, Watertown; Grace Meinel, Verona; Morgan Mlsna, Lake Mills; Greta Pingel, Sun Prairie; Alyssa Reinke, Watertown; Brock Schneider, Jefferson; Austin Schwab, Fort Atkinson; Nora Statz, Helenville; Hannah Uttech, Watertown; Douglas Weittenhiller III, DeForest; Logan Wensel, Johnson Creek

Grade 12

Hailey Brandt, Juneau; Elizabeth Brudos, Janesville; Ella Butzine, Sun Prairie; Lydia Buxa, Oconomowoc; Megan Grambsch, Columbus; Maya Heckmann, Middleton; Caitlin Heinrich, Madison; Joshua Hodkiewicz, DeForest; Rachel Huebner, Madison; AnaCristina Iglesias, Watertown; Elizabeth Isham, Watertown; William Jorgensen, McFarland; Sydney Langille, Lake Mills; Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills; Emily Meiller, Madison; Haylee Meske, Jefferson; Isaiah Minning, Watertown; Julia Neuberger, Lake Mills; Sydney Nommensen, Fort Atkinson; Olivia Odrich, Verona; Carter Roekle, Middleton; Stephanie Schafer, Lake Mills; Evelyn Schauer, Watertown; Devin Splinter, Ixonia; Jada Teteak, Middleton; Joy Thompson-Wurz, Lake Mills; Sarah Ulsberger, Fort Atkinson; Laura Zank, Juneau

Honors (3.25 – 3.749 GPA)

Grade 9

Caleb Bittorf, Waterloo; Claire Boche, Watertown; Kayden Bou, Madison; Tyler Chopp, Lake Mills; Micaela Cooley, Columbus; Crandon Dwyer, Oconomowoc; Daniel Ertman, Fort Atkinson; Corinna Faes, Columbus; Caleb Ganey, ; Mark Garcia, Fort Atkinson; Justin Griedl, Fort Atkinson; Caleb Heins, Ixonia; Luke Krauklis, Lake Mills; Joshua Krenke, Jefferson; Alex Marty, Fort Atkinson; Amelia Meyer, Sun Prairie; Emerson Milbrath, Watertown; Mya Morgan, Sun Prairie; Elida Nerothin, Madison; Riley Norenberg, Watertown; Kylie Pearson, Fort Atkinson; Markus Rabehl, Juneau; Brandon Reich, Jefferson; Adria Saxby, Lake Mills; Jacob Vergenz, Janesville; Emma Wiedenfeld, Lake Mills; Kya Winger, Watertown; Benjamin Zambo, Helenville; Bryce Zimmermann, Jefferson

Grade 10

Shayla Asmus, Lake Mills; Levi Birkholz, Watertown; Grace Cody, Juneau; James DeNoyer, Fort Atkinson; Julianne Dollard, Deerfield; Connor Evangelist, Lake Mills; Caleb Garcia, Fort Atkinson; Ethan Gulczynski, Sun Prairie; Juan Gulrud, Marshall; Jonah Heyerholm, Cottage Grove; Cheyenne Johnson, Sun Prairie; Benjamin Klug, Oconomowoc; Owen Kraft, Sun Prairie; Nina Litherland, Columbus; Kayley McLain, Juneau; William Miller, Sun Prairie; Jonah Ozminkowski, Johnson Creek; Marin Riesen, Watertown; Reyna Rupnow, Ixonia; Ethan Schuetz, Lake Mills; Emma Schultz, Lake Mills; Celia Straubhaar, Waterloo; Cooper Tetzlaff, Pardeeville

Grade 11

Jonathan Abel, Fort Atkinson; Kaylea Affeld, Watertown; Brynn Boche, Watertown; Mason Eckhardt, Watertown; Sarah Fisher, Madison; Aaron Fritz, Middleton; Lola Hilbelink, Lake Mills; Claire Liddicoat, Watertown; Michael Mittag, Beaver Dam; Calvin Murray, Sun Prairie; Riley Parsons, Watertown; Carly Paske, Arlington; William Popp, Fitchburg; Annie Povich, Middleton; Jameson Schmidt, Ixonia; Sadie Schneider, Waterloo; Lily Schuetz, Lake Mills; Sofia Shramek, Watertown; Spencer Sturgill, Waterloo; Jayden Thundercloud, Jefferson; Ianna Wolfram, Sun Prairie

Grade 12

Isaiah Andress, Ixonia; Nathan Chesterman, Sun Prairie; Isabella Cook, Hartland; Kylee Gnabasik, Jefferson; Jada Gresens, Sun Prairie; Ashley Grundman, Waterloo; Austin Haley, Waterloo; Julia Hallman, Watertown; Graham Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Nathaniel Heins, Ixonia; Emmilee Hillier, Sun Prairie; Samuel Ibeling, Cambridge; Jordyn Jaeger, Lake Mills; Joel Kluz, Juneau; Anna Kreutz, Madison; Payton Kuepers, Madison; Elizabeth Loppnow, Lake Mills; Remy Matthews, Sun Prairie; Hannah Meyer, Jefferson; Hailey Miller, Sun Prairie; Mia Murray, Middleton; Micah Nasett, Marshall; Benjamin Neumann, Oconomowoc; John O’Donnell, Madison; Ian Olszewski, Johnson Creek; Alyssa Ratzow, Watertown; Kaylee Raymond, Sun Prairie; Lillian Runke, Sun Prairie; Riley Schmidt, Janesville; Caroline Schulz, DeForest; Grace Seim, Beaver Dam; Connor Slattery, Lake Mills; Morgan Slonaker, Oconomowoc; Claudia Stuebs, Lake Mills; Evelyn Terry, Ixonia; Gabriel Uttech, Fall River; Tersony Vater, Watertown; Seth Veers, Cross Plains; Kendra Wilson, Cottage Grove; Elijah Wohling, Beaver Dam; Nicholas Yaroch, Fall River

Commendables (3.0 – 3.249 GPA)

Grade 9

Katelynn De Galley, Watertown; Lucas Eckhardt, Watertown; Brady Grambsch, Columbus; Cooper Jensen, Fort Atkinson; Brayden Pearson, Fort Atkinson; Julia Schauer, Watertown

Grade 10

Caden Knorr, Lake Mills; Samantha Stapelmann, McFarland; Chloe Sveom, Fort Atkinson; Carsen Uttech, Watertown; Ryan Vice, Watertown; Joshua Waack, Watertown; Nathan Yaroch, Fall River

Grade 11

Caleb Andrews, DeForest; Isaiah Asmus, Watertown; Caelan Baney, Columbus; Breanna Davis, Jefferson; Jacob Griedl, Fort Atkinson; Logan Hilbelink, Lake Mills; Carter Huber, Columbus; Nathaniel Krenke, Jefferson; Ethan Lozano, Waterloo; Nicholas Peterson, Sun Prairie; Emily Schafer, Lake Mills; Sierra Vogel, Watertown; Abigail Willitz, Fort Atkinson

Grade 12

Joseph Balistreri, Watertown; Micah Cody, Juneau; Noah Fields, Sun Prairie; Stephanie Georgi, Sun Prairie; Connor Griffin, Lodi; Bryan Guzman, Sun Prairie; Kristel Hafenstein, Beaver Dam; Caleb Hermanson, Madison; Kyle Jaeger, Watertown; Nicholas Klug, Oconomowoc; Olivia Krieser, Stoughton; Madison McGurk, Lake Mills; Ryan Punzel, Watertown; Christian Schmidt, Ixonia; Darren Schuster, Juneau; Lily Storlie, Lake Mills; Dakota Vogel, Janesville

Grace Seim: The Impact of Christian Education

My future plans have nearly always been to go to Martin Luther College to become certified to teach in the WELS, and I plan to minor in music because I believe that is where I can glorify God best.

Through my years at Lakeside, I’ve noticed that there are plenty of teachers super-passionate about what they teach, and that just inspired me even more to go pursue a life in public ministry. [Senior religion teacher] Pastor Helwig and [band director] Mr. Pufahl helped me when I had doubts; other teachers that especially stand out as passionate about what they do include Mr. Doering [social studies] and Mr. Bauer [science]. They seem to enjoy what they do every day; if I’m only half as passionate about teaching, I think I could go places.

With my trombone in hand, I am part of nearly all parts of the band: Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Summer Marching Band. I also have been on the track team all four years, and I am in the Teens for Christ service group as well as in National Honor Society.

I have really enjoyed my time at Lakeside. Along with many of my classmates, I’m grateful for so many opportunities for us to realize where our gifts lie and how we can best glorify God and increase our understanding of Him no matter what vocation we pursue.

Grace, daughter of Steve and Julie, is a member of St. Stephen, Beaver Dam. She graduated along with 103 others in the LLHS Class of 2021.

Grace leads through experience during band camp before heading to St. Louis with the rest of the Warrior marchers this summer. After four years of faithful participation, Grace was awarded both Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Musician awards by the LLHS music department this spring.
In her track career, she runs 100m and 300m hurdles, high jumps and triple jumps.