The following published in the Journal Times on Sunday, July 17, 2016.
The bookends of our summer are graduation and the first day of the next school year. The class of 2016 wrote stories that are now savored high school memories. As a school, we turn the page to begin another chapter of the Crusader chronicles, and our incoming freshmen stand poised to enter Racine Lutheran High School.
Our 54 recent graduates, led by valedictorian Madeline Michael and salutatorian Sam Theuer, were offered more than $2.5 million for their college journeys. Congratulations! These young men and women join the thousands of alumni who created their history through legendary tales of faith, character, leadership and learning.
We encourage all of our alumni, friends and supporters to stop in and visit us this summer. See that our commitment to quality Christian education has remained steadfast, and our offerings, opportunities and facilities continue to improve and advance. Stay involved and participate in Racine Lutheran High School activities including those promoted here.
RLHS Golf Outing
Spend a day on the links with Lutheran. Join the Racine Lutheran High School Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 8, at Meadowbrook Country Club. Four-golfer-scramble and individual-play options are available. Interested golfers and sponsors should contact 262-637-6538.
RLHS alumni Homecoming events
Racine Lutheran High School alumni, families, past faculty and friends are invited to enjoy the festivities planned for Homecoming 2016. Come home and create new memories.
Worship with our current faculty and students on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Chapel begins at 8:45 a.m., with a reception and school tours to follow. Take a walk down memory lane, plus see how things have progressed.
Free food and fun. On Friday, Sept. 23, beginning at 5 p.m., you can tailgate with classmates in the Racine Lutheran High School parking lot before the football game. You can even revisit the halls they once roamed. Each alumnus in attendance receives a wristband for free admission to the game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Horlick Field. The post-game reception is at Buckets Pub.
Show your school pride by wearing purple and gold.
Alumni Basketball Tournament
Show us your moves. Racine Lutheran High School graduates are invited to participate in the Alumni Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 26. Free admission, and the spirited competition and camaraderie are priceless. Halftime contests are offered for future Crusaders. All fans are welcome to join us at this Thanksgiving weekend event.
Save the date. Our 19th annual Grand Gala is Saturday, Feb. 11, at Roma Lodge. The Valentine’s weekend event offers the opportunity to dress up, dine out, dance, and make a difference in the lives of our students. Proceeds from the evening provide tuition assistance, as well as support our facility’s capital improvements.
Racine Lutheran High School is continuously working to strengthen the lifelong bond between the school and its alumni. Let us ease your reunion-planning efforts. Whether you are organizing a simple picnic or a formal event, your best chance for success is early planning. We have current contact information and can disseminate information to your classmates.
For more information on alumni or development events, contact the school at 262-637-6538 or klong@RacineLutheran.org. Once a Crusader, always a Crusader.
In June 2017, a group from Racine Lutheran High School embarks on an international trip titled “History: WWII and the Western Front.” Contact Nick Gasau at ngasau@RacineLutheran.org to be part of the tour.
We invite you to visit our website at RacineLutheran.org. Explore our many Facebook pages for Racine Lutheran High School plus admissions, alumni, athletic and music program.
Limited openings remain for the 2016-17 school year, which begins in mid-August. Contact the admissions office at 262-637-6538 or sdrummond@RacineLutheran.org.