July 2021

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JULY 2021
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Join us on Saturday, September 11 for a PGA Watch Party as the Tour Champions hit the links at Norwood Hills Country Club. Have a morning cocktail and a bite to eat at the North Hospitality Tent before entering the tournament to watch your favorite players in action on the course and join us back under the Hospitality Tent for the Lutheran North Watch Party. It’s a great spot to watch The Legends Charity Challenge on the back nine featuring Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. The Hospitality Tent will feature an open specialty bar and food provided throughout the day, private bathrooms, and a view of the 12th green and 13th tee. The Hospitality Tent will be available throughout the day to enjoy some shade and a view if don’t want to walk the course or brave the crowds. Tickets include free parking at the Lutheran North Football Stadium with a direct walking path to Norwood Hills. (Food and Bar available 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Tickets are $75 per person including parking, course entrance, and the North Hospitality Tent with open bar and food. Ticket sales will support the Lutheran North Crusader Club, which helps fund Lutheran North athletics, clubs, and extracurricular activities for our students. Sponsorships opportunities, including signage that will be on display for all PGA guests and professionals to view, also are available.
Induction Dinner
Join us for the 2021 Hall of Honor Induction Dinner on Saturday, October 2nd at Norwood Hills Country Club.
This year's honorees include:
  • Dr. Daniel Crecelius, 1955
  • Marian Schaper Moon, 1968
  • Curtis Von Der Ahe, 1968 
  • Larry & Christie Tietjen, 1976/19977
  • Gerald Kirk, 1980
  • Stuart Vogelsmeier, 1981 
  • Cain Hayes, 1987
  • Dr. David Crockett, 1988
  • Paul Crisler, 1964-2004
  • The State Champion Track Teams of 1995, '96 and '97
Anniversary Celebration
Join us in celebrating LHSA's Diamond Anniversary and the opening of St. Louis' first Lutheran High School.
Sunday, September 5th
10:30 a.m. service
Immanuel Olivette
9733 Olive Blvd., St. Lous, MO 63132
Cake reception to follow
We would like to especially recognize graduates from the class of 1949 and 1950 - the first two classes to graduate from Lutheran High School (Central).
Please plan to join us for worship and celebration!
Campus and Alumni News:  
HOMECOMING: Join us Friday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. for our Homecoming Football Game. This year the Crusaders will take on the Rams from MICDS under the lights on LaMothe Memorial Field. Don’t forget to stop by the Alumni Tent and grab a refreshment, an alumni t-shirt, and rally towel. A special invitation has been extended to all former teachers as well. All alumni are invited for a school tour at 5:30 p.m. with Dr. Brackman. Meet in the Crusader Cafe. Can’t wait to see you there!
KYLE WAGNER, NORTH'S NEW FOOTBALL COACH: Lutheran North is proud to welcome back Kyle Wagner as its new head football coach. Wagner was North’s offensive coordinator when the Crusaders won the 2019 State Championship. He was the defensive coordinator for North’s 2017 and 2018 state semifinal appearances. He left North to accept a head coaching position at Ritenour and then Sikeston, but is happy to be back at home with the Crusaders.
“I’m thankful to take over one of the most prestigious and sought-after jobs in Missouri,” Wagner said. “I know Lutheran North and have deep relationships here and look forward to creating more."
Wagner, a Kirkwood high school standout, played football at Westminster College, where he received all-conference honors as a defensive back. He was a defensive backs coach at CBC, making state final and semifinal appearances in 2015 and 2016.
Wagner is in his 11th year of coaching. He has had more than 20 former players earn spots on collegiate rosters and will continue Lutheran North's reputation as scholarship high.
"You can still go anywhere from here," he said.
We are thrilled to announce James Mitchell as Lutheran North's new Athletic Director. Mr. Mitchell, a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, has served at our middle school for the past three years as an administrator, teacher, and coach. We're confident in this new role, in addition to his continued teaching, he will continue to help equip students athletically, academically, and spiritually.
SIGNING WITH THE PATRIOTS: Ronnie Perkins, LN '18, officially signed his contract with the New England Patriots! Perkins was selected by the Patriots in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 253-pound linebacker played for the University of Oklahoma, finishing his college career with 99 total tackles, 16 ½ sacks, and two forced fumbles. He earned three Big 12 championship rings. 
LEAPING TO SUCCESS: Jordyn White, LN '19, broke the school record in the long jump at Trinity University and took 8th in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. The sophomore was awarded the South Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
RACHEL SEILER RELEASES NEW SINGLE: Rachel Seiler, LN '13, has recently released her second single as a Christian Artist and first music/lyric video for her latest single, “Not Done Yet”. You can support Rachel by following her on social media @rachelseilermusic. You can watch her video at https://youtu.be/Gzq2SjsBNa4
Thanks to your generosity, our first-ever Lutheran North Giving Week (May 10-14) was a success! We surpassed our goal and raised $45,511. With a Challenge Grant match, more than $70,000 was donated! Thank you for helping us to continue to be a school of choice where students achieve, believe, and belong every day.
If you were unable to give and still would like to, please donate here.
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Upcoming Reunions
As one of more than 5,000 graduates of Lutheran North, you are part of the rich tradition of Lutheran education in St. Louis. We encourage you to join us for an upcoming reunion or take time to plan one for your class with the help of our alumni coordinator, Judy Seiler. You may contact Judy at jseiler@lhsastl.org.
Class of 1970 (50 + 1 Year) 
Saturday, September 18 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at The Lake St. Louis Community Clubhouse Ballroom, 100 Cognac Ct., Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
$30 single person or $50 couple, Cash Bar, $5 Souvenir book (only if not attending)
RSVP to Joan Peimann Dallavis at jvdallavis@gmail.com or 636-240-5459 by August 18, 2021
Class of 1971 (50th Reunion)
Saturday, October 2 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at The Stellar Hog, 5623 Leona, St. Louis, MO 63116.
The event will be casual in an outdoor setting with appetizers, cash bar and dinner between 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The estimated cost is $25 per person not including your bar tab.
RSVP to Paul Lauber at paulhlauber@gmail.com or at 618-974-9566
Class of 1996 (25th Reunion)
Tentatively set for Homecoming weekend. More details to follow. Contact Kristen Monte at kjmonte@hotmail.com to help plan or for more details.
Class of 2000 (20th + 1 Reunion)
Contact Brande Baker Burkett at jbjrjc3@yahoo.com to help plan or for more details.
Class of 2001 (20th Reunion)
Contact Ramona Grutlin at rgrutlin@yahoo.com to help plan or for more details.
Class of 2010 (10th + 1 Reunion)
Save the Date: Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3. More details to follow. Contact Katie Hussey Dietrich at katiehussey@live.com or Kristi Luther at kluther18@gmail.com
Class of 2011 (10th Reunion)
Meet as a class at the Homecoming Football game on Friday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Dinner plans are tentatively set for Saturday, October 2 at 5:00 p.m. at Hendel’s Market Café, 599 Rue St. Denis St., Florissant, MO 63031.
Join our Reunion Facebook group “Lutheran North Class of 2011” for all up-to-date information or contact Irene Wallace Desmond at irenepw1@msn.com or Lauren Seiler at lseiler03@gmail.com

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