5 More ULCS Graduates
Our five latest graduates celebrated their accomplishments on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Pictured above are: Hannah Gertling, Mrs. DeWitt, Ethan Karaman, Mrs. Greer, Isabella Lictro, Justin Puhalski, Mr. Justice, Alex Scheduling, Mr. Barton and Ms. Smith.
Highlights from our 2022 Graduation Speaker, Mr. Danny Ecker:
Proverbs Chapter 9 describes a decision point. In every decision we can choose God's way or the world's way - and both look attractive.
Mr. Ecker challenged the graduates (and all of us) to not wait until we arrive at that fork in the road. The world has a way of making their way look very inviting: "Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!" (Proverbs 9: 17)
As our PE teacher and coach, his illustration came from baseball, of course! A baseball player trains and practices, and then in the game he hits the ball. He doesn't have to stop and think about which way to run. It's so ingrained, he drops the bat and runs to first base. Our choice for God's way should be so ingrained in us we don't even have to stop and think.
This is what we do at Upton Lake. From Bible verse memorization, class discussions, Bible classes every year, and individual discussions with teachers to help build a strong foundation. Our prayers go with you, graduates, as you head out on the next phase of your journey!
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If you are looking for a meaningful way for your family to countdown to Christmas, I’d like to share a family tradition with you. To countdown each day, have your children complete a random act of kindness. Some ideas my family have done in the past are making baked goods, making a thank you card for a public service worker, or a homemade craft such as a painted ornament and attaching a tag. The attached tag can explain that you are completing 25 random acts of kindness to countdown to Christmas, can include a bible verse, and/or a prayer. My family then would give these out to people they ran into that day at school, the grocery store, the post office, etc. Not only will you brighten someone else's day, but the joy your children experience giving to others and seeing them smile is a gift in itself. ~ Samantha Sirbaugh 03/04 Teacher
"One perk of being a small school is that we are not only a school community but a family. This family has never failed to encourage each other in bad times, laugh with each other in the good times, and push each other to become better... Yes, this school has brought me great memories, amazing friends, academic knowledge, life lessons, and much much more, but the most important thing is how it aided me in making my faith my own."
~ Jennifer Puhalski, Salutatorian, ULCS '20