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Achieving with Grace

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) is a program with a scholarship opportunity that our LCS students have participated in for many years. explains: “The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess […]

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Noah’s Contribution to Science

Noah Peracciny is a sophomore who has been involved in the RISE program for two years. He participated in science competitions for the first time last year. His project went to Regionals and was approved to go to the State level before COVID cancelled remaining 2020 science competitions. But it would be the 2021 ISEF […]

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Honoring Those Who Have Honored Us

We are truly blessed to have such wonderful faculty, staff, administration, students and LCS families. So, when one of our team transitions into another season of life, we are all moved and touched by the changes. Here are a few of the magnificent people who have invested time, love and care into the LCS family […]

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Emma Galbraith’s Artistic View

Emma Galbraith (one of our 11th grade students) paintings received 1st place in the high school division of the Platform Kids Art Show. I had the privilege to speak with Emma about this piece and a few additional art pieces she’s created. Emma, when did you first know you had artistic talent? It wasn’t something necessarily that […]

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Our Students Never Fail to Impress

In February of 2021, Mrs. Wilkinson’s 6th grade class was studying Greek history and given the assignment to research both Athens and Sparta. Based on their research, students were to choose a city-state to “join”. Students had to pretend that one of their first jobs (as a new citizen in their city-state) was to help […]

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First Male Cheerleader Helps Lead The Competition Cheer Team to a 3rd Place Win At State

2021 was a big year for the Lakeland Christian School competition cheer team. “The Vikings had advanced to the state semifinals every season since 2013, but couldn’t advance to the final round until Friday” wrote the Lakeland Ledger article on January 2, 2021. “It was a new day for LCS. Not only did the Vikings […]

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Danae Drake (’13) Earns Navy Promotion

LCS alumna Danae Drake (’13), daughter of Jim (employee of LCS) and Cindy Drake, was recently promoted by the US Navy to Operations Specialist Petty Officer 2nd Class. Petty Officers are self-sufficient leaders who know what work needs to be done without being told.  They mentor Junior Seamen and Petty Officers, and are in charge of […]

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Wolf Spiders, Arachnophobia and the Truth

Arachnophobia is a somewhat common fear. But one that my dad never possessed. He was raised on a farm with many “critters” as they would call them, and you didn’t have the luxury of fearing any animal or insect that got in your way. You just “took care of the problem” and didn’t slow down.  […]

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Bring Back Neighborliness

“Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory What if the answer to the challenges that face us in this polarizing time in our history is really very simple?  The old-fashioned value of neighborliness–noticing the need of another and meeting […]

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Explaining ‘The Great Mask Debate’ to an Eight Year Old

My family of five stopped by the grocery store on the way to the beach to grab a few last minute items. This was in a mask enforced county so we all proceeded to wear our masks – except my two year old son. As our family entered the store, I realized this was our […]

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