This week (Jan. 26—Feb. 1) marks National Lutheran Schools Week in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, providing the network of over 2,000 LCMS preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work in Lutheran schools.

Lutheran schools are incubators for faithful witness of God’s love through Christ by teachers and students alike. Here at CUAA, we’re grateful for the Kingdom work of our Lutheran elementary and high schools and all of the amazing students they nurture before their arrival on our campus.

This year, for National Lutheran Schools Week, Concordia is taking a moment to highlight just a few of our current CUAA students who are alumni of Midwest Lutheran high schools in order to show some of the proud products of our feeder schools.

Here are just a few reasons Damonte Bean (’23) loves Concordia and why he encourages his Metro East Lutheran classmates to consider CUAA for their college education.

Meet Damonte Bean.

Metro East Lutheran High School, Edwardsville, Illinois (’19)

CUAA Major: Kinesiology (’23)

What is your favorite thing about attending Concordia?

The people.

What is the best event you have attended on campus?

I liked the movie night during orientation week.

What is the most underrated element of Concordia?

The atmosphere.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

I love being on the docks by the river.

— Esther Schulze is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Art. She will graduate in 2020.

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