…dedicated to our alumni and their reflections on how LCHS has prepared them for life and/or college.
If you are a Lumen Christi High School Alumni and want to share your “LUMENescent Thoughts”, please feel free to send them in an e-mail to Mrs. Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Photos on this page are random snapshots of some of the spontaneous alumni visits we have enjoyed so much. We also inserted some LUMENescent Thoughts that we have received over the years. Please feel free to stop by and tell us what has become of you. We love to hear your stories.
Left to right: Alumni Justin Teel (2011), Hugh Sturgulewski (2013), Miles Wyrick (2011).
My name is Justin Teel, I started at Lumen when I was in seventh grade. I chose to attend Lumen over public school because I was convinced by a senior at that time that Lumen was the right place for me. I have a learning disability, and he told me about the smaller class sizes, and the dedication of the faculty which caught both mine and my mothers attention. I learned more at lumen than I ever would have at public school. The teachers are dedicated and genuinely care about the progression and future of all the students. They pushed me to be the best version of myself in and out of the classroom. In my six years at Lumen, I overcame my learning disability, grew in my faith, made great friends, and furthered my education to a point that I never thought was possible. I just want to say thank you to all the teachers at Lumen for helping me get to where I am today, without your support and encouragement, I don’t know if I would have finished school. I owe my schooling success to all of you.
Left to right: Eric ( Graduate 2012, attending UAA’s Piloting Program), Chris (Graduate 2012, enlisted with the U.S. Navy), and Yuri (Graduate 2011, attending UAA studying accounting)
My name is Tanner Berube and I am a proud alumni of Lumen Christi High School. I currently attend the University of Alaska Anchorage and work part-time for Merrill Lynch. From the moment I came to LCHS, I grew academically, spiritually and socially. Even today I consider Lumen Christi my second home. The individual attention I received from the teachers was beneficial, and even life-changing. LCHS’s staff is not just educators; but, mentors as well. They always steered me in the right direction, gave proper encouragement, and discipline were needed. For me, Lumen Christi is the back-bone of my education, career, and future.
(Tanner Berube, Graduate 2010)
[Note: While at Lumen, Tanner was the recipient of the St. Francis of Assisi Award. At UAA he is enrolled in the University Honor’s College)
Left to right: Ike (facility manager for Alpha Dominche Ltd in Salt Lake City), Hector ( attending DeVry University in Orlando studying engineering) , Gregory (production manager for Alpha Dominche Ltd in Salt Lake City, UT), Andrew (lives in Utah and finishes pre-requisites to attend Nursing Schoo)l, Graduates ….. TBA
I would just like to say: thank you. Because your class paid off I took a writing placement test and ended up testing into the highest English class at my university for first year students. And even though, writing is not my strong point, I still ended up testing in a high English class. The reason I sent this in a message is because I didn’t want to sound boastful, haha. But I just wanted to tell my former English teacher the news, so thank you :)))
(LCHS Graduate 2011, currently attending U. of Victoria, Canada)
Left to right: Justin and Ted, LCHS Graduates 2011; attending U. of Hawaii (Justin), U. of Denver (Ted)
Although Lumen is small, I chose to go to a college of roughly 27,000 students, but I can promise you I am much more prepared than many of the kids from other schools. Anywhere from managing academics, to social skills, or time management, to everyday morals, I have Lumen to thank for all and everything in between. In a sophomore level history class I was pulling information from Mr. Bob’s Church History course to get me through the final exam. In my internship I was using leadership skills I had gained from playing basketball and working with student government. Even my engineering level Chemistry class wouldn’t have been as easy if Ms. Brewer hadn’t prepared me for what lies ahead. Lumen Christi was a fantastic (and fun) High School experience that I owe for my current successes in college.
(Graduate 2011; currently attending Colorado State University)
Left to right: Maggie (Graduate 2012, attending UAA) and Issabelle (Graduate 2011, attending U. of Victory, Canada)
Left to right: Graduates 2011; Lauren (attending Gonzaga U.), Justin (attending U. of Hawaii) and Issabelle (attending U. of Victoria, Canada)
I want to thank you for the past three years of being my teacher at Lumen. I have enjoyed your classes so much. I love the way you encourage discussions in your class. Thank you for all of the talks you and I have had. I hope I have as much fun in college classes as I have had in yours. You have been such a wonderful and inspirational teacher. You have taught me to think about questions, I never even considered. I am so glad that I have another semester with you (especially since it is Brit. Literature) and I am grateful that my sister will have you as a teacher. (Class of 2013, will be attending UAA)