This page is dedicated to the “above and beyond” achievements and accomplishments on our LUMENous Campus. We are proud to showcase our many talents.
UA Scholars Award 2017
Taline Markossian and Natalie Dickhaus are the 2017 recipients of the UA Scholars Award. A big congratulations to both of them. The UA Scholar Award is awarded to the top ten percent of all graduating seniors from Alaska high schools. It is a $12,000 scholarship to any of the 15 University of Alaska campuses.
The article was published in the Catholic Anchor, July 2015. Please click on the link above to read the article. (Photo credit: Catholic Anchor)
Mrs. Brewer is Lumen’s cutting-edge science teacher
At Lumen we have known for a long time that Mrs. Brewer doesn’t use a ‘cookie cutter’ approach and that means she stays on top of science research. As the recipient of the “Partners in Science” grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust, Mrs. Brewer develops professional research skills which she then brings into our classrooms. Our students – your children – greatly benefit from Mrs. Brewer’s scholarly pursuits and they will be well prepared for college.
Debbra Brewer is working for the summer in UAA virologist Eric Bortz’s lab. Bortz and undergraduate researchers are behind her. (Photo by Ted Kincaid/University of Alaska Anchorage)
Lumen Christi Senior students take home first, second, and third place in Knights of Columbus Essay Contest
Grace Bernert (First Place), Tori Kruger (Second Place), and Katherine Brown (Third Place) won the KoC Scholarship Essay Contest and were awarded $1000, $750 and $500 respectively with a check going to their chosen universities. The contest was open to all Senior Students who are members of the St. Benedict’s Parish. The topic of the essay contest was “What are your responsibilities as a Christian?”. Our students did a wonderful job in writing and proved that they are firmly grounded in their Catholic belief and identity. We are very proud of our graduating students.
Mary Lottridge dances in “Spirit: The 7th Fire of Alaska”, February 2015
Mary told us that she has been passionately interested in dancing and ballet since she was three years old and she has pursued this passion with the Alaska Dance Theater. Over the years Mary has taken many summer intensive classes to further her skill and talent and her dedication and commitment has now transpired into professional-like performances and she was invited to partake in taking “Spirit–The 7th Fire of Alaska” to the stage in the Performing Arts Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We congratulate Mary on her fantastic performance February 20-22, 2015 to which many of her Lumen friends showed up.
We are very proud of you and wish you all the best for your future dancing career !
Katherine Brown, Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program
Principal John Harmon of Lumen Christi Catholic High School recently announced that Lumen student Katherine Brown has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, were presented by Principal John Harmon to Katherine for her academic achievement.
Commended students represent the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). “The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success”.
Lumen Christi Catholic High School is the largest Catholic High School in Anchorage. It is gaining an outstanding international reputation, with students coming from as far away as Argentina, Columbia, Germany, and Taiwan to take advantage of its strong Catholic faith-based educational opportunities. The school is fully accredited and integrates faith and learning. Principal Harmon praised Katherine for achieving such as prestigious accolade. “Katherine is an exemplary Lumen student and we congratulate her on this outstanding accomplishment”.
Savannah Lorenz – June 2012
Savannah participated in a missions trip to Zimbabwe for two weeks, where she performed religious dramas at orphanages and schools to promote spiritual growth. At the orphanages, the group distributed everyday needs such as tooth brushes and pencils. “My favorite part was being able to show them the affection they don’t often receive, and show them that God loves them, and that there are people who care about them.”
Savannah was also the recipient of the Fund The Future Award in November of 2010. Savannah was featured in the local news, and received a $3,000 Fund the Future Award from a local TV station KTUU. (Text and video)
Meghan Childs – March 2012
Congratulations to Meghan Childs for receiving this year’s $500 Scholarship from Catholic Daughters of America! Meghan had an outstanding application, and was praised as the epitome of the type of Catholic youth that are sought out for this award, possessing qualities that will go on to make a difference in the future. Thank you for representing our school in such an honorable manner.
Francisco Romero, class of 2011
Received an award for earning the Highest GPA in the Early Honors Program at Alaska Pacific University. Congratulations for completing this program so well!
Ted Sturgulewski – March 9, 2011
Ted’s letter to Kurt Vonnegut was selected as Alaska’s Honorable Mention for Level III in the Letters About Literature contest. Only three finalists are selected from the 200+ entries (First Place, Runner-Up, and Honorable Mention), and Ted’s was one of them.
“How has an author’s work-novel, nonfiction, poetry–changed your view of the world or yourself? What did you learn about yourself that you didn’t realize before reading the author’s work?” These are the questions that Ted answered in his letter to Kurt Vonnegut, Ted’s favorite author. His letter was fresh, provocative, and presumptuous, making the readers hold their breath. In the end, they smile because they realize that his letter was only a stylistic trap that cleverly aimed to express an unequivocal admiration for his favorite author.
Lumen Christi Goes High Tech in Science – January 5, 2011
A group of Lumen Christi High School students became the first in the nation to participate in a new type of biology lab that involves cloning.
Students get a lesson in cloning genes in new biology lab (This is a KTUU video clip)
This event was organized by Rep Chris Tuck. He invited Commissioner of Education Les Morse, Anchorage School District administrators and school board members, ADN, Channel 2 and 11 reporters. Our Superintendent Sister Ann and school board president, Deacon Mick Fornelli, were also present.
Students were engaged during the procedure and answered the reporters’ questions knowledgeably and professionally. Mrs. Brewer had prepared them well; our students responded calmly, and did a fabulous job.
Catholic students in Anchorage participate in high-tech DNA cloning project by Effie Caldarola Catholic Anchor online, January 8, 2011
Lumen Christi High School scored a coup in the New Year when they were chosen to participate in a cutting-edge bio-science curriculum pilot program involving extracting, cloning and splicing DNA from a jellyfish.