SPLHS sends graduates into the world while encouraging them to make positive impact
The Saint Paul Lutheran High School class of 2018, their friends and relatives, and the staff at SPLHS gathered in the school gymnasium on Friday, May 11, for the graduation ceremony.
The Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan, president of the Missouri District-Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, spoke to the class about things has learned about life since his time at Saint Paul Lutheran High School. Using quotes from a familiar book about learning everything he needed to know about life in kindergarten, Hagan kept the attention of attendees, including the graduating class. The father of one of the graduating seniors, Caroline Grace Hagan, the speaker added another important point to the ones outlined in the book.
“I hope that, while you’ve been here at Saint Paul Lutheran High School, you’ve also realized that Jesus loves you,” he said.
Noelle Schnelle, daughter of Merle and Lori Schnelle of Lockwood, was named class Valedictorian for the Saint Paul Lutheran High School class of 2018. As fellow class members, school staff and administration, and friends of families of the graduating class looked on, she spoke about shared experiences and special memories gathered during her time at SPLHS. Schnelle plans to attend Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and major in neuroscience.
A total of 44 students graduated from SPLHS as part of the class of 2018.