Celebrating the Class of 2019
Living a Life of Significance
They’ve received their diplomas and said their goodbyes: our 52nd Commencement Exercises on May 24 saw the Class of 2019 as high school students for the last time. Now, La Lumiere’s most recent graduates are looking forward to the new life experiences that await them.
In her speech, Head Prefect Annabelle Lake encouraged her classmates not to wait to look back and miss the good old days, but to realize that “the good old days are now,” and that the future is for making “good new days.”
The keynote address was given by Dr. Nicholas Pearce, an award-winning clinical professor of management and organizations at Northwestern University and Assistant Pastor of Chicago’s historic Apostolic Church of God, who left the Class of 2019 with simple, to-the-point wisdom.
“Many of us can go after things that other people consider success, and we can score many points on the scorecards that other people give to us. But there comes a moment when you look in the mirror and you recognize that you have scored nothing on the scorecard of your own soul.
“My encouragement to you is to not just go from this place and be successful, but to be clear on how you can be a success. Being successful is fleeting, but being a success—living a life of significance where your values and your actions align—that will be far more significant and far more enduring.”
The Class of 2019
The 62 students making up the Class of 2019 hail from five states and five different countries. In the fall they will find themselves in even more diverse locations, beginning their undergraduate university careers in over 20 states and at least two countries outside the U.S. One student has enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
The following is a list of colleges and universities where the La Lumiere School Class of 2019 will study in the upcoming school year:
The University of Alabama, Arizona State University, Ball State University, Bard College, Belmont University, Butler University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Riverside, University of California San Diego, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Dayton, Denison University, DePaul University, College of DuPage, Franklin Pierce University, The George Washington University, Indiana University Bloomington, Loyola University Chicago, Manchester University, MetFilm School London, University of Miami, Michigan State University, University of Missouri Columbia, Montana State University, Northeastern University, University of Notre Dame, The University of Oklahoma, Oxford College of Emory University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, Purdue University Northwest, San Jose State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Tulane University, University of Sydney, University of Wisconsin Madison
As they were reminded by Mr. Kronk at Commencement: each of these students will always have a home on our campus. Congratulations, Class of 2019!