The WCGS community was grateful to be together for the Awards Assemblies today as we had the opportunity to recognize many students for how they have excelled academically, artistically, and musically this year. Many of the awards we give reflect the character of God, as students pursue a life dedicated to Christ. As a faculty and staff, we often talk about the level of talent, creativity, and giftedness of our student body. The Psalmist has said, “Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name” (Psalm 103:2). Praise be to the Lord for the work he is doing in the lives of these students!
Our ultimate desire for the WCGS Awards Ceremonies is to honor the Lord, the Giver of all gifts. It is our prayer that students recognize the unique gifts they've been given in order that they may steward them and honor God through their giftedness.
The distinguished awards were given to the following students:
Wheaton Academy Scholarship – Rachel Nelson
American Legion Awards – Elly Andrews, Joel Baarman
American Legion Award Honorable Mentions -Analise Lauriat, Bryce Legel
Administrator’s Awards – Analeigh Hoogerheide, Lody Lanham, Andrew Lunt, Samuel Swoboda, Lydian Visker
Todd Beamer Memorial Award/Scholarship – Annie Stoner, Benjamin Toly
Service Award – Matthew Trussell
Director’s Award – Band – Emma Dieter
Director’s Award – Orchestra – Annie Stoner
Instrumentalist Magazine Award – Band – Ruby Brumbach, Andrew Lunt, Noelle Niekamp, Matthew Trussell, Lydian Visker
Choral Musicianship Award – Elly Andrews, Ella Carrera, Rilee McDonald, Rachel Nelson, Zoe Polender
Instrumentalist Magazine Award – Orchestra – Maxwell Burke, Analeigh Hoogerheide, Analise Lauriat, Anna Mathews, Rilee McDonald
National School Choral Award – Ben Carlson, Bella Mooncotch
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award – Ben Toly
ILMEA Participation – Madelyn Bovey, Ruby Brumbach, Analise Lauriat, and Annie Stoner
Al & Marti Knudsen Excellence in Art Award – Lucy Master
We give praise to the Lord for all he's done this school year and for the many gifts and talents He has given our student body. Congratulations to all our students on a wonderful year!