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One of the core values of LCS is the belief that we are partnering with parents in the Christian education of their children. We believe that mutual respect, communication and involvement by all partners is essential for success of our mission.LCS is a school. We believe that being a Christian school and being a top-flight academic institution should not be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, we take the mandate of Colossians 3:23 that calls us to strive to be the best. We provide a variety of rigorous, engaging, academic and co-curricular activities that enable students to identify and express the full range of their unique gifts and abilities.

At the Polk Regional Science and Engineering Fair awards ceremony, LCS had some extraordinary success. Please join us in congratulating Mr. Croxton and his students for their exceptional work. 100% of our students who earned place awards received a first in their category!

Please help us celebrate Kylah Blough’s Best in Fair award and upcoming trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in California. This is the second year in a row that we have sent a student to the International Science Fair.

Kylah Blough-1st, Best in Fair and bid to the International Science and Engineering Fair – Zebra Longwing Caterpillar Response to Three Potential Semiochemicals Supplemented in Frass

Jonas Streets-1st – Designing a Remote-controlled Multi-terrain Military Surveillance Robot. Jonas Streets was the only winner in the entire fair who won a cash award (it was from the MIT Lemelson Foundation).

Emily Branham and Emma Robinson-1st – Combatting Reduced Serotonin in Dead-walking Fruit Flies

Noah Pericciny-1st – Computer-assisted Analysis of Late-season Herbivory on Foliage of Invasive Air Potato

Connor McLoughlin and Ashley Logan received honorable mention. Connor is currently at the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) in Seattle, Washington. This is an event held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest general scientific meeting in the world. Connor is being inducted as a Fellow in AJAS—his induction joins him to the only high school honor society dedicated to research science. His research mentor and LCS RISE faculty member, Matthew Croxton, has been an AAAS member since 2009.