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 Hannah Doan (’23) loves Concordia and why she encourages her Valley Lutheran High School classmates to consider CUAA for their college education.

Meet Hannah Doan.

Valley Lutheran High School, Saginaw, Michigan (’19)

CUAA Major: Psychology (’23)

What is your favorite thing about attending Concordia?

Concordia has helped me to grow so much already in the one semester I’ve been here. This school has ignited my faith, helped me meet some of my best friends, and has given me new opportunities I never would have found otherwise. It was definitely the best decision I’ve ever made.

What is the best event you have attended on campus?

Any of the homecoming events! One night I got to go support my friends on the hockey team and enjoy open skating afterward. I still can’t skate even after my hockey friends spent the entire time trying to teach me but it was a lot of fun.

What is the most underrated element of Concordia?

My favorite thing Concordia does is Tuesday Night Worship. It’s the best part of the week. No matter how overwhelmed I feel by whatever life is throwing at me, those 45 minutes of worship and prayer fill me with peace and joy. It’s an amazing feeling to come together with others who feel the same way.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

I love the docks! It’s my favorite spot to visit with my friends. If you go at night you can catch some beautiful sunsets too!

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

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