Lititz Christian School
William Yin is an international student from China. He came to Lititz Christian School last summer as a Junior high school student after living in Austria for three years.
His favorite part of school life is talking with his friends and playing sports with people, for instance, committing to the basketball team after school. Furthermore, gym is his favorite class at school because he loves to compete with his classmates in sports.
He is a member of the school’s worship team and plays guitar in it. He serves in worship every Wednesday with his band members. He takes guitar lessons every week to become a better guitarist. He makes electro music by himself too.
After graduating high school, he is planning to go to university in the U.S. and pursue music. In his free time at home, he likes listening to music, watching movies, and he also likes playing basketball with his host brother Jerry Jin.
The number one achievement in his life, in his opinion, is that he has been studying English since when he was little; his English skill is now very advanced, especially his English pronunciation, which is one of the highest among international students.
Written by: Yuki Yamanaka
Maria Fisher is a senior at Lititz Christian School. She is fun, athletic, smart, and spirited. Maria is currently attending Petra Church in New Holland with her parents. She admires many people in her life including her parents and Julie McFarland, but if Maria had to choose just one person, she would choose her sister, Victoria–a person she loves and respects. One of the things she likes most about Lititz Christian is the 12th grade Political Science course. She enjoys politics, so the conversations that occur in political science interest her a lot.
Maria is very involved in extracurriculars. She is an editor of the yearbook and she is a captain of the basketball team. In her junior year, she was inducted into the National Honor Society. Basketball is her favorite sport, but she also loves to read and watch movies. In her spare time, she loves laying in her hammock and having conversations with her friends. Her greatest accomplishment is the fact that she has stayed true to herself and her values throughout high school. After high school, Maria plans on attending Word of Life Bible Institute. If Maria could change one thing in the world, she would change the way people in leadership think. She would want them to look to the gospel for decision making. Maria is a God-fearing woman who loves her friends and family and only wants the best for them.
Written by: Stephen Christner
Yuki Yamanaka is a senior from Lititz Christian School. He has been in the United States since 2019, and he went to Lititz Christian School since his sophomore year. Yuki enjoys swimming, playing soccer, listening to music and watching movies and tv shows in his spare time. He said those activities make him focus, and he does not need to worry about other things. His favorite TV show right now is called “The Imitation Game.” Yuki plans to go back to Japan for his college life; he really wants to major in business and he tries to establish his own business in Japan in the future. There are many things that Yuki likes about Lititz Christian School, but one thing he likes is that the school is a small, loving community, where everyone knows and cares about each other. Yuki’s favorite class is gym. According to him it is the time when he can relax himself and enjoy the sport that he and his class is playing. At the moment Yuki goes to Grace Church nearby the Lititz Christian School building. He said he admires Jesus because he is the savior, and he always loves others. Yuki is the friend of everyone. He is a very caring person because Yuki can always bring joy to other people and provide help when they need it. Teachers in the school also love him because of his respectfulness and the ability to complete his work independently.
Written by: William Yin
Adam Gehman is a senior at Lititz Christian School, he has been attending since the first grade.
Hide and seek around the school with his friends is one of the things he enjoys the most about every school day. Adam plays basketball and played volleyball and soccer in his middle school days.
After graduating, Adam plans on attending college at Northwood University in Michigan. He’s going to be studying computer science while participating in E-Sports, specifically Rocket League.
Adam loves to hang out with his friends in any spare time he has. The relationships that have grown in his life have been very influential, he values them more than anything else.
If Adam could change one thing about the world it would be how many young, beautiful, and unique people get bullied for who they are. He sees these people as unique works of art and really values them. When he observes those who are struggling to fit in, Adam reaches out and encourages them to keep working hard and just to be themselves.
One of the biggest role models in Adam’s life is his dad, Gregory Gehman. Gregory has taught Adam a lot of important life skills which he knows are very useful for his life.
Adam is really excited to get out into the world and continue spreading the love for others that he is already so good at doing.
Written by: Nathan Miller
Andrew Hoover has been attending Lititz Christian for fourteen years. Andrew is a highly intelligent and dedicated student. He excels in all his classes, which have consisted of many honors and dual credit courses. He is a loyal and caring friend that can give any stressful situation a light hearted solution. Andrew is involved in his family church, New Joy in Ephrata, where he volunteers in children’s ministries and Vacation Bible School (VBS).
In Andrew’s time at LC he has participated in rock climbing, chess club (in which he was ranked number one), leadership, and yearbook. Additionally, in the spring of 2021, Andrew played the lead role in Lititz Christian’s musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Talking and spending time with his friends is what makes school so enjoyable for Andrew. Outside of school he enjoys reading some of his favorite mystery novels, playing video games, and playing chess.
Andrew has been excited for senior year because part of the LC curriculum involves a yearlong course in psychology. Andrew’s plans after high school are to attend Grove City College and earn a major in psychology. Someone whom Andy respects and looks up to is Mr. Ross McCracken, an LC high school gym teacher and coach (along with other leadership roles at Lititz Christian). Andrew admires Mr. Ross for his humility and strong drive to do everything he does to the best of his ability.
Written by: Maria Fisher
Stephen Christner is a senior at Lititz Christian School, where he has been attending Lititz Christian since second grade. Stephen’s favorite thing about Lititz Christian School are the friends, teachers, and people he has met at the school. He engages in many extracurricular activities such as soccer, basketball, and the school yearbook team. He has also participated in both the chess club and volleyball in the past.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys playing soccer and basketball; he also enjoys reading and eating food. Additionally, Stephen is involved in the National Honors Society, participates in the youth group at Grace Church, and attends the Worship Center each Sunday. If Stephen was able to change one thing about the world he would either make everything warmer or have the ability to make everything taste like cookies. When asked who he admires, Stephen mentions Steve Weaver (his youth group leader), adding that Steve is very strong in his faith and encouraging to those around him. Stephen was a starting captain on the basketball and soccer teams in his junior year and eagerly anticipates another great year of basketball his senior year. After graduating from Lititz Christian School, he plans to go to college in order to study either sports marketing or sports statistics.
Written by: Andrew Hoover
Smart, loyal and compassionate would be three words to describe Nathaniel Miller, a senior at Lititz Christian School. He enjoys hanging out with friends as well as biking, exploring, and many other hobbies such as drawing, building LEGOS, and playing video games with his older brother Christian. His closest confidante, Andrew Alan, was his best friend from birth. Nathan enjoys Mod Pizza, as well as Five Guys and Friendly’s.
Classmates would say Nathan is very intelligent, comical, and diligent. He enjoys history and English – two of his favorite subjects in school. Looking forward to college, Nathan is unsure of his major, but he does know he wants to go to college. Eventually, he wants to go into student ministry whether that means college or some type of internship. In the future, Nathan wants a family and aspires to be a loving and good role model for his children. His hardworking and supportive nature towards others will help him succeed in these endeavors.
Written by: Delia Reinfried
Kyiah Flahive is a junior at Lititz Christian School. She not only works hard in school, but also in her sports and her hobbies. Her academic success can be credited to her effort, diligence, and attentiveness in the classroom, and she displays her creativity through her incredible skills as an artist and through her love of reading. Even with all of her skills in school, her sports teams prevail as her favorite part of attending LCS. She enjoys playing both basketball and volleyball, and considers “winning volleyball district champs two years in a row” her greatest accomplishment.
When she is not on the court or in the classroom, Kyiah loves caring for her twelve pets and participating in hobbies such as hiking, dog training, animal husbandry, and eating. She harbors a powerful love for animals, a hatred for poaching, and a desire to be a traveling vet after college. Anyone who knows Kyiah will say that she is not only independent, determined, and competitive, but also kind, caring, witty, and a great friend to have. She aspires to be like her mom, a “strong independent woman” who cares about her family.
After high school, Kyiah hopes to earn her undergraduate degree in biology before attending Penn Vet to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. If Kyiah Flahive continues to work hard to pursue her dreams, she will definitely succeed in whatever she puts her mind to.
Written by: Noah Lawler
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