December 2020

The latest news and updates from Lutheran North
December 2020
Celebrating our Savior's Birth 
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May your Christmas be blessed as we rejoice in our Savior's birth. 
Teacher Awarded
LN Math teacher Ann Roth received Emerson's 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award. Mrs. Roth, LN '88, has taught at Lutheran North for 27 years and is the math department chair. She is one of 100 educators across the St. Louis metropolitan region recognized this year for demonstrating excellence in education and exceptional dedication to students.

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Tuition Restructure
New for the 2021-22 school year, we are introducing Crusader Access, a flexible tuition program that is transparent and easy to navigate. There are no more complicated financial aid applications. Instead, we are offering tuition rates ranging from $6,020 to $13,500, based on your income and admissions assessment.

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Alumni News: 
Crusader Superfan: Pastor Norman Meyer, the ultimate Crusader superfan, died peacefully on December 7 at the age of 94. Although Pastor Meyer's daughters graduated from Lutheran North in the late 60s and 70s, he remained a Crusader fan throughout the entirety of his life. He unofficially holds the award for most LN Crusader games attended by somebody not being paid to be there! Those of you who don't know Pastor by name would probably recognize him at games wearing his Crusader letter jacket.

As recently as two years ago, he drove himself to Blair Oaks for the LN football state semifinal game. Last year, he learned how to use Uber so that he could attend games when he could no longer drive. A memorial service for Pastor Meyer will be held at a future date.
Alumnus Author: Alumnus Tellia Walker Thompson has released her first children's book on financial literacy. Follow the journey of how a charming little girl learns the valuable lessons of sharing, saving, and spending. Tillie's Christmas Money is available on Amazon.
Cross Takes Canada: Sydney Cross, LN ’07, has received a three-year assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, as a political officer. Her portfolio will include Human Rights, Religious Freedom, Trafficking in Persons, Indigenous Rights and Department of Homeland Security Border Management. Sydney will move to Canada in the summer of 2021. She is currently serving in the U.S. Department of Operations Center on the staff of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Seiler Releases Music Video: Nashville singer and songwriter, Rachel Seiler, LN '13, recently released not only her single, Brave, but a music video as well. Several Lutheran North alumni are featured in her video. 

Brave can be found wherever you listen to music.
Watch her music video here.
UM Board Elects Darryl Chatman:
Darryl Chatman, LN '92, has been elected as the chair of the University of Missouri Board of Curators for the upcoming year. In a recent story in the Columbia Missourian, Chatman discussed his family's dedication to education and their optimism that spans three generations:
"Chatman’s father grew up in the Pruitt–Igoe housing projects of downtown St. Louis. Despite the financial burden, Chatman said his grandfather believed in education enough to send all eight of their children to Lutheran High School North, despite having never graduated high school himself.
His father followed the tradition by sending Chatman to private school from kindergarten onward. At that time, his father lived in a trailer park, Chatman said, making sacrifices so his son could graduate Lutheran High School North in 1992, as he had before him."

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Jim Manion: Lutheran North lost another Crusader, James Manion, who went to be with the Lord on November 20. Jim was a Crusader Hall of Honor member, teacher, and longtime coach. He graduated from Lutheran High School in 1961 and was the first and only alumnus to coach a Lutheran North state championship football team. He took the Crusaders to the playoffs nine out of his ten years of coaching, winning the state title in 1999. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Schrader Funeral Home.

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Football Spotlight: Crusaders won their fourth-straight district title with a 45-10 victory over Borgia. Eleven football players were named to the All-District Team and five were named All-State. Senior Travion Ford, who signed to play for the University of Missouri, was named Defensive Player of the Year.

All-Decade Team: Tyler Branneky was named to the SLIAC All-Decade team after earning All-Conference honors all four years and being selected as a First Team member three times. He was the 2015 SLIAC Player of the Year after hitting .413 with 45 runs batted in. Read More >>

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