Class of 2020: Karsten Anderson, Levi Button, Jack Dobrotka, Jacob Fansler, Benjamin Horn, Gabriel Koska, Graham Pelton and Landon Smith
By: Mr. Jon Vaala
2019 Senior Retreat
Senior year for a lot of high school students can be one of the most self-consumed years of your life. For that one year, everything very easily can be about you. As you leave your high school career and move on into adulthood and college, recognition of you and your accomplishments is around every corner. One of the many things I love about teaching at Liberty is that we try to help our seniors turn their senior year into a year of service. To help them do this, every year we take two days to get away from school and head to Living Waters Bible Camp in Westby, Wisconsin to help them bond as a class, help them learn more about themselves and each other, and plan on how to use their platform as the leaders of the school as a way to give back to their peers.
At the camp, the senior class participated in a number of team-building activities led by the fantastic camp staff. Every year, I’m amazed at how the Living Waters staff is able to help the senior class discover both new things about how they interact together as a group as well as how God has wired each student uniquely to serve His Kingdom through these activities. In addition to team building, we also give the students a significant amount of time in prayer to reflect on how God is leading this particular class in how to serve their school for the year as well as a mission statement and class verse.
The class of 2020 chose to make their mission statement focus on encouraging the academic and spiritual confidence of their fellow students.
Class of 2020 Mission Statement: We, the Class of 2020, being of diverse interests, yet united by friendship and faith, aim to build the spiritual and academic confidence of all the students of Liberty.
Along with the mission statement, the students chose Romans 12:10-11 as their class verse which reads, “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.” Reflecting their mission statement and class verse, the students are aiming this year to give of their time in planning several events aimed at achieving their mission statement’s goals including encouraging Bible memorization. As a teacher, I’m so encouraged by the willingness of these students to look to take advantage of the incredible opportunity to give of their time and energy for the benefit of their school. Join me in praying that our senior class would be blessed in their desire to bless others!