Principal’s Pen: ‘Give careful thought to your ways’

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‘Give careful thought to your ways’ (Haggai 1:5).

At times, someone may ask us to stop and consider our actions. This was the case in Haggai’s day.

Haggai authored one of the final Old Testament books. He wrote the above words 15 years after the exiles returned from Babylon. Upon their return, Jerusalem and its Temple lay in ruins. Almost immediately, the people rebuilt the city walls and other structures. The Lord blessed their work. Within seven months, they set up the altar of burnt offering. Soon, the Temple’s foundation would be laid.

Then, the work stopped. For 15 years, nothing more happened. This is when the Lord addressed the people through Haggai. The Lord took the people to task for reversing their priorities. Instead of first rebuilding his house, they feathered their own nests by building themselves fine homes. As a result, the work on the Temple was neglected.

Twice, the Lord states, “Give careful thought to your ways” (Haggai 1:5 and 1:7). This repetition is for emphasis. The Lord wanted his people to stop and carefully consider their actions. He had a reason for insisting that the Temple be immediately completed: “That I may take pleasure in it” (1:8). He wanted his house to be built now with the finest materials as a fitting place for him.

In the phrase “that I may take pleasure in it,” the key word is pleasure. The Lord “take[s] no pleasure in the death of anyone” (Ezekiel 18:32) or even “in the death of the wicked” (Ezk. 33:11). Rather, he finds pleasure when sinners humble themselves before him. His desire is for everyone to “repent and live” (18:32). The Lord wanted his house completed with no further delay so that repentant sinners could come before him to “turn from their [evil] ways and live” (33:11).

The Lord still offers grace and mercy to repentant sinners in his house. After his law reveals our sin and hopelessness, he shares the gospel. Then, by faith, we may turn from our evil ways, trusting confidently in Christ’s forgiveness.

The Lord redirected greed and laziness to become repentance and forgiveness. He did it with six simple words: “Give careful thought to your ways,” that called a nation to repent. Eventually, it led his people to trust in his full forgiveness through Christ.

Lord, lead us to “give careful thought to your ways.”
You love us and you want us to share eternal life with you
through your Son, our Savior.

Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran High.
Reach him at 920.648.2321 or jgrasby@llhs.org

Homecoming celebrations planned

Lakeside Lutheran High School announces its Homecoming activities and events for 2018, beginning with all-school activities on Monday, September 24 and ending with a dance on campus the evening of Saturday, September 29.

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Members of the Lakeside Lutheran 2018 Homecoming Court include (couples from left) freshmen Aaron Fritz, Middleton, and Lydia Bilitz, Madison; senior reps Lucas Schneider, Waterloo, and Madelynn Klug, Ixonia; King and Queen Carter Buchta, Ixonia, and Alyssa Fischer, Watertown; junior reps Maximus Bennett, Fort Atkinson, and Maria Saavedra, Watertown; and sophomore representatives Nathan Chesterman, Sun Prairie, and Emma Strohm, Watertown.

The 2018 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 Aaron Fritz, Middleton, and Lydia Bilitz, Madison; sophomore representatives Nathan Chesterman, Sun Prairie, and Emma Strohm, Watertown; junior reps Maximus Bennett, Fort Atkinson, and Maria Saavedra, Watertown; senior reps Lucas Schneider, Waterloo, and Madelynn Klug, Ixonia; and King Carter Buchta, Ixonia, and Queen Alyssa Fischer, Watertown.

Lakeside will celebrate homecoming with student activities throughout the week of September 24-28, both during the school day and after school.  The theme for this year is “Decades.” Each class has been assigned to decorate halls, doors and windows and create class floats and videos according to styles, trends and sayings associated with certain decades, including the ‘20s for the freshmen, the ‘50s for sophomores, the ‘80s for juniors and the ‘60s for seniors. Students will decorate the school throughout the week as well as participate in class competitions.

After a 5:00 p.m. parade Friday through downtown Lake Mills, the varsity football team plays Lake Mills High School at 7 p.m. The Warrior Marching Band and the Dance Team perform halftime routines. A semi-formal dance is planned for Saturday evening on the Lakeside campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Activities include:

Monday, 9/24: Senior Friend Day | PJ Day | Dodgeball | JV Football game v. LPS 5 pm

Tuesday, 9/25: Crazy Dress-up Day | Musical Chairs | Soccer at Columbus | Home Volleyball match v. LPS, including “Volley for Hope” fundraising bake sale, raffles and other activities that will raise funds for Tomorrow’s Hope

Wednesday, 9/26: Class Workday to complete decoration of school in the morning with banners, hallway murals, window and door banners | Powder Puff Football | Boys Volleyball | Talent Show 1:50-3 pm

Thursday, 9/27: Decades dress (students dress in styles from assigned class decades) | Handball | JV2 Football at LPS

Friday, 9/28: Dress Warrior Wear | Pep Rally | Downtown parade 5 PM | Alum Zone in East Gym 5:30-7 PM  | Football game v. Lake Mills 7 PM | Dance team, Marching Band Field show at halftime

Saturday, 9/29: Semi-formal dance at Lakeside 7:30-10:30 PM

Principal’s Pen: But first…LOVE

When items are listed, often the chief one is first. This may well be true even in Scripture.
In Galatians 5, the Holy Spirit moved Paul to enumerate the fruit of the Spirit. He writes, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” [v. 22-23a].
Did you notice which one led the list? Love!
Why is love important? Isn’t joy from forgiveness, forbearance to withstand provocation, or goodness to avoid temptation as important? While these—along with peace, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—are part of Christian living, love encompasses them all.
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Earlier in the chapter, Paul writes, “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” [v. 14]. This quote from Deuteronomy places love front-and-center in Christian living. A corollary command—“Love one another”—appears 12 times in the New Testament, three of them spoken by Jesus himself.
However, we would miss Paul’s point if we did not first recognize that love is not in our nature. By nature, we are unlovable. Sin also leads us not to love others. It is “Christ’s love [that] compels us” to love because “he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him” [2 Corinthians 5:14-15].
Love heads the fruit of the Spirit for a reason. It is Christ’s primary command as demonstrated by his boundless love for sinners.
God, give us loving hearts like our Savior’s that reflect his selfless love.

 

Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran High. Reach him at 920.648.2321 or jgrasby@llhs.org.

LLHS Quarter 3, 2017-18 Honor Roll

Lakeside Lutheran High School is proud to announce its honor roll for the third quarter of academic year 2017-18:

High Honors Honor Roll (3.75-4.0 GPA)

Grade 9

Elizabeth Brudos, Janesville; Ella Butzine, Oconomowoc; Lydia Buxa, Oconomowoc; Cooper Clark, Lake Mills; Jack Egelseer, Lake Mills; Kinsey Gade, Lake Mills; Kylee Gnabasik, Jefferson; Megan Grambsch, Columbus; Jada Gresens, Sun Prairie; Ashley Grundman, Waterloo; Austin Haley, Watertown; Graham Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Maya Heckmann, Middleton; Caitlin Heinrich, Madison; Emmilee Hillier, Sun Prairie; Joshua Hodkiewicz, DeForest; Rachel Huebner, Madison; AnaCristina Iglesias, Watertown; Elizabeth Isham, Watertown; William Jorgensen, McFarland; Payton Kuepers, Madison; Sydney Langille, Lake Mills; Madison McGurk, Lake Mills; Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills; Haylee Meske, Jefferson; Hailey Miller, Sun Prairie; Mia Murray, Middleton; Micah Nasett, Marshall; Julia Neuberger, Lake Mills; Kaylee Raymond, Sun Prairie; Carter Roekle, Middleton; Payton Roth, Watertown; Stephanie Schafer, Lake Mills; Evelyn Schauer, Watertown; Riley Schmidt, Janesville; Caroline Schulz, DeForest; Grace Seim, Beaver Dam; Morgan Slonaker, De Forest; Devin Splinter, Ixonia; Emma Strohm, Watertown; Claudia Stuebs, Lake Mills; Jennifer Taylor-Evert, Beaver Dam; Jada Teteak, Middleton; Joy Thompson-Wurz, Lake Mills; Sarah Ulsberger, Fort Atkinson; Tersony Vater, Watertown; Seth Veers, Cross Plains; Kendra Wilson, Cottage Grove; Laura Zank, Juneau

Grade 10

Madeline Abel, Fort Atkinson; Emma Berg, Madison; Anna Bilitz, Madison; Annika Bilitz, Cottage Grove; Ryann Burger, Lake Mills; Oliver Butler, Ixonia; Alicia Childs, Columbus; Isabella Collins, Lake Mills; Samantha Detert, Watertown; Kyle Doering, Lake Mills; Jadyn Duddeck, Whitewater; Trevor Geerdts, Lake Mills; Emily Godwin, Madison; Calvin Grant, Sun Prairie; Cody Gumz, Marshall; Gilbert Haw, Marshall; Janae Jensen, Juneau; Kristin Karas, Milton; Kendra Kasper, Helenville; Lydia Krenke, Jefferson; Serena Leis, Wilton; Seth Lozano, Waterloo; Rachel Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Brynn McDermott, Poynette; Katelyn McGurk, Lake Mills; Elise Meier, Watertown; Micah Missall, Rio; Alessandra Murray, Sun Prairie; Logan Pampel, Johnson Creek; Bronte Perkins, Madison; Madelyn Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc; Breanna Preskar, Juneau; Megan Reinke, Watertown; Alex Ryan, Lake Mills; Owen Schoenherr, Cottage Grove; Cole Schuster, Juneau; Espen Storlie, Jefferson; Katie Stuebs, Lake Mills; Molly Sturgill, Waterloo; Dinesh Tadepalli, Sun Prairie; Lauren Thiele, Poynette; Kirsten Thundercloud, Jefferson; Amber Wardall, Waterloo; Grace Westrate, Sun Prairie; Christopher Yunck, Lake Mills

Grade 11

Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie; Olivia Andress, Oconomowoc; Abigail Buxa, Oconomowoc; Margaret Cody, Juneau; Will DeNoyer, Sun Prairie; Alyssa Fehrman, Juneau; Benjamin Grambsch, Columbus; Katherine Guld, Lake Mills; Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Gracie Hillier, Sun Prairie; Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Paul Johnson, Janesville; Grace Krieser, Stoughton; Rebecca Lang, Lake Mills; Cole Lauersdorf, Oconomowoc; Kayla Laures, Jefferson; Kyle Leis, Wilton; Grace Loescher, Watertown; Taylor Luetzow, Watertown; Mariah Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Ethan Neumann, Oconomowoc; Chad Nolte, Janesville; Mira Parker, Deforest; Lucas Schneider, Waterloo; Kaitlyn Shadoski, Janesville; Jackson Stake, Stoughton; Anna Swenson, Beaver Dam; Kira Tweit, Madison; Taylor Wolfram, Fort Atkinson; Peter Zambo, Lake Mills

Grade 12

Kalies Birkholz, Watertown; Skyler Christianson, Janesville; Zachary Cichanofsky, Watertown; Jenna Gaal, Oconomowoc; Kaitlyn Gehler, Waterloo; Emma Guld, Lake Mills; Kelly Koch, Watertown; Samantha Kohls, Waterloo; Kaitlin Main, Juneau; Ashley McLain, Juneau; Melissa Murack, Sullivan; James Neuberger, Lake Mills; Charles Pingel, Sun Prairie; Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie; Katharina Schleef, Watertown; Emelyn Schoeller, Helenville; Sarah Taylor- Evert, Beaver Dam; Morgan Thiele, Poynette; Philip Treptow, Avalon; Gerald Weber, Sun Prairie; Matthias Winters, Watertown

Honors (3.25 – 3.749 GPA)

Grade 9

Isaiah Andress, Oconomowoc ; Kendra Blake, Watertown; Nathan Chesterman, Sun Prairie; Isabella Cook, Hartland; Adriana Genthe, Lake Mills ; Kristel Hafenstein, Beaver Dam; Julia Hallman, Fort Atkinson; Samuel Ibeling, Cambridge; Jordyn Jaeger, Lake Mills ; Kyle Jaeger, Watertown; Joel Kluz, Juneau; Anna Kreutz, Madison; Olivia Krieser, Stoughton; Elizabeth Loppnow, Lebanon; Remy Matthews, Sun Prairie; Emily Meiller, Madison; Hannah Meyer, Lake Mills ; Isaiah Minning, Watertown; Isabella Mueller, Sun Prairie; Benjamin Neumann, Oconomowoc ; John O’Donnell, Madison; Olivia Odrich, Verona; Ian Olszewski, Johnson Creek; Kennedy Pugh, Watertown; Ryan Punzel, Watertown; Alyssa Ratzow, Watertown; Logan Reich, Jefferson; Lillian Runke, Sun Prairie; Jack Schultz, Columbus; Darren Schuster, Juneau; Anika Stone, Fitchburg; Lily Storlie, Jefferson; Evelyn Terry, Ixonia; Olyvia Uecker, Watertown; Gabriel Uttech, Fall River; Amber Vertein, Watertown; Elijah Wohling, Beaver Dam; Nicholas Yaroch, Fall River

Grade 10

Jocelyn Asmus, Lake Mills ; Ashley Behnke, Watertown; Kaitlin Burk, Johnson Creek; Kaitlyn Buss, Watertown; Matthew Davis, Lake Mills ; Abbie DiGiovanni, Jefferson; Connor Dobson, Johnson Creek; Elli Duddeck, Ixonia; Haakon Ellestad, Sun Prairie; Arthur Evangelist, Lake Mills ; Daniel Faupl, Watertown; August Gresens, Sun Prairie; Matthew Gunst, Hartford; Jacob Holmes, Jefferson; Jacob Horta, Helenville; Karissa Kilian, Lake Mills ; Elijah Knapp, Ixonia; Hannah Koenig, Cambridge; Abel Krauklis, Lake Mills ; Taylor Laures, Jefferson; Michael Martin, Watertown; Wesley McLain, Juneau; Kobe Paske, Arlington; Carter Schneider, Jefferson; Collin Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Emma Statz, Jefferson; Nathaniel Stout, Janesville; Tyler Surges, Nashotah; Isaiah Terry, Ixonia; Keira Thurnbauer, Lake Mills ; Ashley Valerio, Watertown

Grade 11

Janelle Arndt, Watertown; Seth Bolin, Lake Mills ; William Bushie, Watertown; Olivia Fregien, Madison; Noelle Gates, Middleton; Seth Hackbarth, Lake Mills ; Tyler Holzhueter, Waterloo; Jennica Jensen, Juneau; Olivia Kassulke, Watertown; Madelynn Klug, Ixonia; Caleb Kuepers, Madison; Luke Marti, Oconomowoc ; Jack Monis, Oconomowoc ; Hayden Oestreich, Watertown; Ryan Preskar, Juneau; Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Dominic Schmidt, Watertown; Dustin Schulz, Beaver Dam; Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Christopher Schwantes, Madison; Amanda Seelman, Watertown; Luke Stauffacher, Madison; Maxwell Thiele, Oconomowoc ; Max Thomas, Watertown; Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc ; Hannah Tucek, Lake Mills; Olivia Turke, Oconomowoc ; Isac Veers, Cross Plains; Hannah Willems, Johnson Creek

Grade 12

Sofia Asmus, Lake Mills ; Kelsey Birschbach, DeForest; Sophia Collins, Lake Mills ; Alyssa Condon, Watertown; Samantha DeNoyer, Fort Atkinson; Kaitlyn Drewicz, Watertown; Amber Fortney, Columbus; Ashley Fritz, Middleton; Joseph Grambsch, Columbus; Timothy Grant, Sun Prairie; Kayla Grundman, Waterloo; Gabrielle Grunewald, Bettendorf, IA; Emma Hans, Jefferson; Isaac Heckmann, Middleton; Shannon Jones, Johnson Creek; Samantha Kluever, Marshall; Isaiah Lenz, Oconomowoc ; Hannah Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Maria Murray, Middleton; Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove; Ian Olson, Sun Prairie; Devon Perkins, Madison; Eric Pillard, Oconomowoc ; Amber Rowoldt, Watertown; Mary Schallert, Cambridge; Brett Schwantes, Madison; Katrina Stratman, Beaver Dam; Elizabeth Valerio, Watertown; Emily Weber, Helenville; Maria Werre, Sun Prairie; Ellie Westrate, Sun Prairie

Commendables (3.0 – 3.249 GPA)

Grade 9

Joseph Balistreri, Watertown; Micah Cody, Juneau; Stephanie Georgi, Sun Prairie; Connor Griffin, Lodi; Bryan Guzman, Madison; Nathaniel Heins, Ixonia; Henry Horne, Lake Mills; Colin Johnson, Sun Prairie; Brandon Kilian, Lake Mills; Jaden Madrid, Watertown; William Meland, Verona; Ryan Reyes, Watertown

Grade 10

Karleena Battist, Waterloo; Maximus Bennett, Fort Atkinson; Monica Bischoff, Juneau; Bryce Eckhardt, Watertown; Jeremy Hathaway, Watertown; Daisy Penaloza, Watertown; Maria Saavedra, Watertown; Grace Thomas, Watertown; Noah Vanderhoof, Beaver Dam

Grade 11

Tyler Affeld, Watertown; Caleb Bilitz, Lake Mills ; Vanessa Bischoff, Juneau; Miranda Blake, Watertown; Megan Borth, Watertown; Carson Brumm, Lake Mills ; Jaclyn Davis, Marshall; Maddison Fenner, Fort Atkinson; Sophia Griffin, Lodi; Joshua Groninger, Janesville; Kaleigh Hatcher, Oconomowoc ; Cannon Kerr, Watertown; Carter Kexel, Lake Mills ; Emily Meske, Jefferson; Austin Meyer, Lake Mills ; Charles Miller, Sun Prairie; Timothy Nommensen, Deerfield; Cameron Paske, Arlington; Casey Ponyicsanyi, Lake Mills ; Rachel Poyner, Madison; Jacob Ulrich, Lake Mills ; Albert Wood, Madison

Grade 12

Rebecca Detert, Watertown; J Doyle, DeForest; Noah Gartner, Johnson Creek; Benjamin Hodel, Lake Mills ; Noah Lorenz, Watertown; Jeremy Nehls, Juneau; Cade Olszewski, Johnson Creek; Dustin Pampel, Johnson Creek; Kailey Schoenherr, Sun Prairie; Meghan Splinter, Ixonia; Alyson Steffan, Johnson Creek; Griffin Torgerson, Watertown

2017-18 LLHS Student Council officers announced

 

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Lakeside Lutheran elects 2017-18 freshmen class officers and representatives

 

Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected freshman class officers and representatives for the 2017-18 school year. Elected were (l-r): Representative Kennedy Pugh, Watertown; Representative Maya Heckmann, Middleton; Representative Brendan McKenna, Lake Mills; Vice-President Micah Cody, Juneau; President Ian Olszewski, Johnson Creek.

 

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Lakeside Lutheran elects 2017-18 sophomore class officers and representatives

 

Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected sophomore class officers and representatives for the 2017-18 school year. Elected were (l-r): Vice-President Carter Schneider, Jefferson; Representative Ryann Burger, Lake Mills; Representative Lydia Krenke, Jefferson; President Lauren Thiele, Poynette; Representative Micah Missal, Rio.  (SC2017soph-reps.jpg)

 

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Lakeside Lutheran elects 2017-18 junior class officers and representatives

 

Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected junior class officers and representatives for the 2017-18 school year. Elected were (l-r): Representative Katie Guld, Lake Mills; Representative Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; President Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Representative Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Vice-President, Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie. (SC2017jr-reps.jpg)

 

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Lakeside Lutheran elects 2017-18 senior class officers and representatives

 

Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected senior class officers and representatives for the 2017-18 school year. Elected were (l-r): Representative Isaiah Coleman, Watertown; Representative Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove; President Eric Pillard, Oconomowoc; Representative Skyler Christianson, Janesville; Vice-President Matthias Winters, Watertown. (SC2017senior-reps.jpg)

 

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Lakeside Lutheran elects 2017-18 student body officers

 

Lakeside Lutheran High School recently elected student body officers from the senior class for the 2017-18 school year. Elected were (l-r): Vice-President Amber Rowoldt, Watertown; President Joe Grambsch, Columbus; Secretary Kayla Grundman, Lake Mills; Treasurer Emma Hans, Jefferson.

Honor Roll announced for Q4, 2016-17

Lakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce its academic honor roll for Quarter 4 of the 2016-17 school year.

High Honors Honor Roll (3.75-4.0 GPA)

Grade 9
Madeline Abel, Fort Atkinson; Ryann Burger, Lake Mills; Isabella Collins, Lake Mills; Samantha Detert, Watertown; Kyle Doering, Lake Mills; Jadyn Duddeck, Whitewater; Daniel Faupl, Watertown; Gilbert Haw, Marshall; Janae Jensen, Juneau; Kendra Kasper, Jefferson; Karissa Kilian, Lake Mills; Hannah Koenig, Cambridge; Rachel Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Katelyn McGurk, Lake Mills; Elise Meier, Watertown; Alessandra Murray, Sun Prairie; Logan Pampel, Johnson Creek; Bronte Perkins, Madison; Madelyn Plitzuweit, Oconomowoc; Megan Reinke, Watertown; Alex Ryan, Lake Mills; Carter Schneider, Jefferson; Owen Schoenherr, Cottage Grove; Espen Storlie, Jefferson; Nathan Stout, Janesville; Katie Stuebs, Lake Mills; Lauren Thiele, Poynette; Kirsten Thundercloud, Jefferson; Amber Wardall, Waterloo; Grace Westrate, Sun Prairie; Sierra Woods, Fort Atkinson

Grade 10
Samantha Anderson, Sun Prairie; Olivia Andress, Oconomowoc; Abigail Buxa, Oconomowoc; Margaret Cody, Juneau; Caitlin Condon, Watertown; Will DeNoyer, Sun Prairie ; Violet Dumke, Verona; Alyssa Fehrman, Juneau; Olivia Fregien, Madison; Noelle Gates, Middleton; Alexis Genthe, Lake Mills; Katherine Guld, Lake Mills; Lukas Heckmann, Middleton; Gracie Hillier, Sun Prairie; Brevin Jegerlehner, Sun Prairie; Jennica Jensen, Juneau; Olivia Kassulke, Watertown; Grace Krieser, Stoughton; Caleb Kuepers, Madison; Rebecca Lang, Lake Mills; Cole Lauersdorf, Oconomowoc; Kayla Laures, Jefferson; Kyle Leis, Wilton; Grace Loescher, Watertown; Luke Marti, Oconomowoc; Jack Monis, Oconomowoc; Mariah Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Ethan Neumann, Oconomowoc; Chad Nolte, Janesville; Hayden Oestreich, Watertown; Mira Parker, Deforest; Caleb Raymond, Sun Prairie; Lucas Schneider, Waterloo; Christopher Schwantes, Madison; Amanda Seelman, Watertown; Kaitlyn Shadoski, Janesville; Jackson Stake, Stoughton; Luke Stauffacher, Madison; Anna Swenson, Beaver Dam; Maxwell Thiele, Oconomowoc; Olivia Turke, Oconomowoc; Kira Tweit, Madison; Hannah Willems, Johnson; Taylor Wolfram, Fort Atkinson

Grade 11
Kalies Birkholz, Watertown; Skyler Christianson, Janesville; Zachary Cichanofsky, Watertown ; Sophia Collins, Lake Mills; Jenna Gaal, Oconomowoc; Emma Guld, Lake Mills; Isaac Heckmann, Middleton; Kelly Koch, Watertown; Samantha Kohls, Waterloo; Kaitlin Main, Juneau; Melissa Murack, Sullivan; James Neuberger, Lake Mills; Devon Perkins, Madison; Eric Pillard, Oconomowoc; Emelyn Schoeller, Helenville; Sarah Taylor-Evert, Beaver Dam; Morgan Thiele, Poynette; Gerald Weber, Sun Prairie; Matthias Winters, Watertown

Grade 12
Elliott Butler, Ixonia; Elizabeth Cichanofsky, Watertown; Joshua Higgins, Watertown; Tina Kehl, Waterloo; Robert Lang, Lake Mills; Lauren Lassanske, Watertown; Caleb Lindert, Watertown; Ian Lindloff, Lake Mills; Mindy Meske, Jefferson; Noah Miller, Whitewater; Katelyn Richter, Watertown; Benjamin Runke, Sun Prairie; Danielle Schilling, Watertown; Heidi Skewes, Madison; Hailey Stade, Watertown; Caleb Strutz, Verona; Jordan Veers, Cross Plains; Jessica Wagner, Madison; Kyle Wiessinger, Deforest

Honors (3.25 – 3.749 GPA)

Grade 9
Jocelyn Asmus, Lake Mills; Karleena Battist, Waterloo; Ashley Behnke, Watertown; Maximus Bennett, Fort Atkinson; Emma Berg, Madison; Anna Bilitz, Madison; Kaitlin Burk, Johnson Creek; Kaitlyn Buss, Watertown; Oliver Butler, Ixonia; Matthew Davis, Lake Mills; Elli Duddeck, Ixonia; Adam Frohmader, Fort Atkinson; Trevor Geerdts, Windsor; Emily Godwin, Madison; Calvin Grant, Sun Prairie; August Gresens, Sun Prairie; Cody Gumz, Marshall; Matthew Gunst, Hartford; Jeremy Hathaway, Watertown; Prairie Kristin Karas, Milton; Elijah Knapp, Ixonia; Lydia Krenke, Jefferson; Taylor Laures, Jefferson; Serena Leis, Wilton; Seth Lozano, Waterloo; Michael Martin, Watertown; Brynn McDermott, Poynette; Wesley McLain, Juneau; Micah Missall, Rio; Kobe Paske, Arlington; Breanna Preskar, Juneau; Maria Saavedra, Watertown; Collin Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Cole Schuster, Juneau; Emma Statz, Helenville; Molly Sturgill, Waterloo; Tyler Surges, Nashotah; Dinesh Tadepalli, Sun Prairie; Isaiah Terry, Ixonia; Ashley Valerio, Watertown; Noah Vanderhoof, Beaver Dam; Christopher Yunck, Lake Mills

Grade 10
Janelle Arndt, Watertown; Hannah Beyer, Watertown; Caleb Bilitz, Lake Mills; Miranda Blake, Watertown; Seth Bolin, Lake Mills; Megan Borth, Watertown; Carter Buchta, Ixonia; William Bushie, Watertown; Jaclyn Davis, Marshall; Tyler Degner, Watertown; Maddison Fenner, Fort Atkinson; Alyssa Fischer, Watertown; Benjamin Grambsch, Columbus; Sophia Griffin, Lodi; Joshua Groninger, Janesville; Seth Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Teryn Hamilton, Madison; Kaleigh Hatcher, Oconomowoc; Tyler Holzhueter, Waterloo; Paul Johnson, Janesville; Cannon Kerr, Watertown; Carter Kexel, Lake Mills; Marilyn Klein, Watertown; Madelynn Klug, Ixonia; Spencer Korth, Waterloo; Molly Lindloff, Lake Mills; Emily Meske, Jefferson; Charlie Miller, Sun Prairie; Timothy Nommensen, Deerfield; Rachel Poyner, Madison; Ryan Preskar, Juneau; Catherine Richart, Watertown; Dominic Schmidt, Watertown; Jessica Scott, Janesville; Savannah Steffen, Watertown; Max Thomas, Watertown; Madelaine Triebold, Oconomowoc; Jacob Ulrich, Lake Mills; Isac Veers, Cross Plains; Albert Wood, Madison; Peter Zambo, Lake Mills

Grade 11

Kelsey Birschbach, Deforest; Ashley Blanke, Watertown; J Doyle, Deforest; Kaitlyn Drewicz, Watertown; Amber Fortney, Columbus; Ashley Fritz, Middleton; Kaitlyn Gehler, Waterloo; Kayla Grundman, Waterloo; Gabrielle Grunewald, Bettendorf; Emma Hans, Jefferson; Benjamin Hodel, Lake Mills; Shannon Jones, Johnson Creek; Samantha Kluever, Marshall; Isaiah Lenz, Oconomowoc; Hannah Mayer, Fort Atkinson; Ashley McLain, Juneau; Maria Murray, Middleton; Aaron Natvig, Cottage Grove; Ian Olson, Sun Prairie; Charlie Pingel, Sun Prairie; Emily Raymond, Sun Prairie; Amber Rowoldt, Watertown; Mary Schallert, Cambridge; Katharina Schleef, Watertown; Griffin Torgerson, Watertown; Elizabeth Valerio, Watertown; Emily Weber, Helenville; Ellie Westrate, Sun Prairie

Grade 12
Quinn Bilitz, Lake Mills; Brett Burger, Lake Mills; Nick Chesterman, Sun Prairie; Kylie Cody, Juneau; Rekha Drevlow, Lake Mills; Timothy Ehrhardt, Oconomowoc; Matthew Fisher, Madison; Eli Gartner, Watertown; Keyera Giese, Watertown; Abigail Hackbarth, Lake Mills; Laura Hafenstein, Lake Mills; Catherine Hill, Lake Mills; Colin Isely, Watertown; Brady Jensen, Juneau; Lillian Johnstone, Jefferson; Ashley Koltz, Beaver Dam; Haley Kooiman, Lake Mills; Cameron Kuepers, Madison; Corbin LaFleur, Janesville; Cara McElroy, Madison; Melissa Melcher, Watertown; Malachi Mortensen, Beaver Dam; Kaylee Neupert, Waterloo; Benjamin Odrich, Verona; Justin Rue, Fort Atkinson; Zechariah Schleef, Watertown; Austin Schultz, Edgerton; Krystal Taylor, Jefferson; Benjamin Tweit, Madison; Samuel Weiss, Oconomowoc; Luke Willems, Johnson Creek; Jamee Wohling, Beaver Dam

Commendables (3.0 – 3.249 GPA)

Grade 9
Abbie DiGiovanni, Fort Atkinson; Connor Dobson, Johnson Creek; Bryce Eckhardt, Watertown; Haakon Ellestad, Sun Prairie; Benjamin Ertman, Fort Atkinson; Katriina Hilleque, Madison; Abel Krauklis, Lake Mills; Daisy Penaloza, Watertown; Olivia Ryan, Lake Mills; Grace Thomas, Watertown; Keira Thurnbauer, Lake Mills

Grade 10
Tyler Affeld, Watertown; Vanessa Bischoff, Juneau; Carson Brumm, Lake Mills; McKenna Lamp, Helenville; Joshua Lindert, Watertown; Sadie Matthews, Sun Prairie; Cameron Paske, Arlington; Casey Ponyicsanyi, Lake Mills; Anna Rue, Fort Atkinson; Logan Scheiber, Watertown; Dustin Schulz, Beaver Dam; Riley Schulz, Fort Atkinson; Johnathan Schuman, Beaver Dam; Michael Stern, Hustisford; Hannah Tucek, Lake Mills

Grade 11
Sofia Asmus, Lake Mills; Andrew Burk, Johnson Creek; Isaiah Coleman, Watertown; Jordan Gade, Lake Mills; Noah Gartner, Johnson Creek; Timothy Grant, Sun Prairie; Alexander Hoenecke, Waunakee; Dustin Pampel, Johnson Creek; Tyler Punzel, Watertown; Trey Roth, Watertown; Katrina Stratman, Beaver Dam; Philip Treptow, Avalon; Maria Werre, Sun Prairie

Grade 12
Taylor Buelter, Juneau; Kyle Burger, Lake Mills; Annika Butzow, Janesville; Jacob Constien, Sun Prairie; Jordan Ewert, Watertown; Kendall Fields, Lake Mills; Derek Gulrud, Marshall; Fai Haw, Marshall; Caitlin Jurczyk, Jefferson; Nathaniel Kapanke, Sun; Dayne Kopfer, Columbus; Kalandria Madrid, Watertown; Madeline McKenna, Lake Mills; Jacob Meyer, Sun Prairie; Isaac Schulz, Deforest; Clark Thiele, Oconomowoc; Pierce Varney, Madison

Principal’s Pen: Seeing Absolutely

vision_7600cIt’s said that beauty is in the “eye of the beholder.” Since one’s view is relative, what he considers beautiful, good, or right is often his opinion.

This is the world’s thinking. It believes that beauty or right are found in anything if it doesn’t undermine something else. There are no absolutes. After all, it’s in the “eye of the beholder.”

Christians know and follow the absolutes of God’s Word. They know relative truth is wrong. When they express God’s unchanging views, the world labels them and their words as judgmental, cliquey, or intolerant. The world tells them that right and wrong vary by location, time, and situation. After all, it’s in the “eye of the beholder.”

Before his crucifixion, Jesus prepared his disciples for his death. He said, “Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices” (John 16:20).

Indeed, the world would celebrate Jesus’ death. His teachings countered the prevailing thoughts of his day. His foes would not accept or tolerate what he identified as sinful. Therefore, they viewed his arrest, torture, and murder as the right thing. To them, “he had no beauty or majesty” (Isaiah 53:2). To them, he was wrong.

But, Jesus pointed his disciples past that dark time when their “grief [would] turn to joy” (John 16:20). His death produced life when he victoriously rose. Joy would come to all who behold him as their Savior by faith.

Are things really in the “eye of the beholder?” Certainly, views on earthly matters are sometimes relative since the beholder determines their value.

However, Christians view all things by faith through God’s Word. Right and wrong are absolutes. Through Christ, our eyes behold the truth. Through Christ, we see light, life, and salvation.

Mr. Jim Grasby is principal of Lakeside Lutheran.
Reach him at 920.648.2321 x2204 or jgrasby@llhs.org