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2019 Summer Camps!

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Summer is just around the corner and you are probably planning for and filling up your summer schedules. Lincoln Lutheran is proud to be offering 14 Discovery Camps (Grades 3-6th), 17 Athletic day camps (Grades 3-12), Wrestling (Grades K-12), as well as our Middle School and High School Strength and Conditioning programs this summer! We invite everyone to check out our offerings right now at lincolnlutherancamps.com. The details for each camp are on the website, and registration is now open! You will register and pay for each camp/program online at the Lincoln Lutheran Camps website. If you have any questions, please call or email the LL Front Desk at frontdesk@lincolnlutheran.org  We hope we will be seeing you and your student/athlete this summer!


Lincoln Lutheran welcomes Joel Janecek!

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Lincoln Lutheran is excited to announce Joel Janecek as our new Head Coach for High School Track & Field. He comes to Lincoln Lutheran from Dubuque, IA where he served as a track coach for Wahlert Catholic High School and coached several state champions and state medal winners as well as the girls' team routinely finishing in the top three at the Iowa State Track & Field Meet. Joel was a part-owner and trainer for MERGE Performance Institute and taught some classes at the University of Dubuque as well as coaching track at the University of Dubuque before coaching at Wahlert Catholic. Janecek, a graduate of Gering High School, was a four-time All American at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. While a Loper, he also set the school record in the 110 high hurdles, is still a member of several record-holding relay teams, and was a member of four Conference Championship teams. Janecek holds a Level 1 & 2 certification from USA Track & Field in the Sprints and Hurdles. One of his core philosophies is people development first and athlete development second. Joel and his wife Torri have two children, Atley (10) and Adler (4). We are blessed to add the Janecek's to the Lincoln Lutheran family. 


Jackson Wahl competing in China

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The World Cyber Games are a testament to how massive the esports scene is worldwide. Taking place in Xi’an, China, the event described by its participants as the esports Olympics will play host to hundreds of professional video game competitors all out to earn medals and thousands in cash prizes.

And one of the gamers representing the United States is 17-year-old Lincoln Lutheran senior Jackson Wahl, who will be competing in the "Clash Royale" tournament starting July 18.

With more than 100 million active players logging in daily and amassing more than $2.5 billion in revenue since its release just over three years ago, it’s one of the most popular and profitable mobile games on the market right now.

And among that massive player base, Wahl emerges as one of the best in the United States, having previously competed for Team USA at the "Clash Royale" Nations Cup last year, which selected the top 10 players in each country to play for their respective nation.

"Clash Royale" isn’t your father’s video game. Rather than evading ghosts, blowing up demons or saving the princess, the game demands its players perform feats of strategic thinking and adaptability.

“I think you do need to have something that's just a part of you to be good at it,” Wahl said. “I have a very competitive personality; I have a strategic mind. This game is definitely not for everyone.”

The basic idea is simple: Two players face off in a small arena where they’re tasked with sending troops out to destroy their opponent’s towers in three minutes or less. Troops are represented as cards and can take the form of fantasy creatures like giants, goblins and knights.

“'Clash Royale' is very comparable to chess,” Wahl said. “One player against another, whoever can use the resources they have better and basically outsmart their opponent will end up winning.”

The strategic-based gameplay formula has sparked an international wave of popularity that has led to it becoming one of the most popular esports game played on smartphones.

“'Clash Royale' is probably about 10 percent muscle memory and the other 90 percent is just all a mental game,” Wahl said. “If you really get into the professional scene, you can see how big it is for people who are just able to outsmart your opponent by doing prediction plays and stuff like that. It's very complex.”

At his age, some might think he should be spending this summer working to save up for college and getting ready for his senior year at Lincoln Lutheran.

But Wahl is earning money, about $1,500 a week, he says. All through playing "Clash Royale."

Not just content with being a professional gamer, Wahl has managed to build a small online business by live streaming videos of him playing the game on Twitch and coaching other players for a little more extra cash.

Just like up-and-coming athletes, some dedicated "Clash Royale" players seek out coaching services from the best in the world.

"I learned I was really good at coaching," Wahl said. "I'm good at talking while playing, walking through what I'm doing and explaining my mindset.”

With school out of the way until August, Wahl usually wakes up at noon and spends about two to three hours running coaching sessions before practicing for another four hours for cash in semipro tournaments or honing his skills against friends. Then from about 7 or 8 p.m. until midnight, he streams his matches online for his audience. After that, he relaxes until going to bed at about 4 a.m.

"My entire day is pretty much filled with 'Clash Royale,'" Wahl said. “This summer basically I've been fully focused on improving and also getting followers on Twitch and my content creation part of my life.”

In some ways, school acts as a handicap on Wahl's esports career. While being one of the youngest professional players in the world comes with its own accolades, Wahl is competing against older players who are able to devote their days to hone their skills year-round without having to worry about homework and exams.

“Having to go to school is definitely kind of like a burden for me, I'd say. I don't enjoy it,” he said.

And last fall Wahl got a taste of the full-time esports gamer lifestyle. After receiving an invitation to play for Team Liquid, one of the top American "Clash Royale" teams, in the game’s official professional league, Wahl spent three months living in Los Angeles training and competing with the team at their development center in Santa Monica.

Wahl’s mother, Lori Schumacher, said his high school was supportive of the opportunity and allowed him to make up the credits by taking online classes and independent studies.

“He's a good student, he's well-liked and they didn't think he'd have any problem taking three months off doing online courses and coming back,” Schumacher said. “I think it had much to do with him, their relationship and how they know their kids.”

She said seeing her son go away for a few months and be on his own was difficult for her, but she can’t see herself not supporting him in his career. A fellow "Clash Royale" player, she gave the stamp of approval for Wahl to play the game when he first downloaded it three and a half years ago.

“It's such a big part of his life, I can't imagine anything else but at least knowing what's going on. I support him and I'm proud of him,” she said. “I think it's pretty cool he can play at that level that I couldn't reach even if I practiced 24 hours a day. A lot of people want to and they try, but they just don't really have it.”

And she will continue to support Wahl as they head to China for the "Clash Royale" tournament leg of the World Cyber Games. He said he’s nervous to compete on the largest stage of his career so far, but also said he won’t dwell on it too much.

“Playing at home and playing on the stage are two different settings,” he said. “Yeah I can worry and be nervous about how I’m doing, but the best thing to do for me is to zone out and put all of my focus into the game and not think about what’s at stake.”

And while competing in China is only the start of what Wahl hopes is a successful career, the career of an esports competitor is short. With the average career often lasting less than five years, Wahl is planning on seeing where gaming will take him before going to school for a future in finance.

"If I'm playing really well and I'm doing really well, then I'll take a couple of years and just continue to do this and see where it goes," he said.


Senior Grant Donovan - US Presidential Scholars Program Candidate

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Congratulations, to LL Senior Grant Donovan on being named as one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U. S high schools this year. 

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 54th year, is on of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. 

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation's most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. It was expanded in 1979 to recognize students demonstrating exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields. Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from among that year's senior class, representing excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America's youth. All Scholars are invited to Washington, DC in June for the National Recognition Program, featuring various events and enrichment activities and culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House-sponsored ceremony.

A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 600 semifinalists in early April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.

Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities. 


Warriors Champions Wrestling - Registration

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Lincoln Lutheran Warriors Wrestling program is pleased to announce a Champions Wrestling Program for boys grades K-5th. Lincoln Lutheran will use its Champions Wrestling Program to introduce elementary school students to the great sport of wrestling. All skill levels are welcome. Coaches will be teaching the fundamentals of wrestling and skills to be an overall successful athlete. Participation in this program is a great way for your son to experience wrestling in a safe environment while becoming a better athlete for any sport they play in the future. Register your son HERE!

Program Season: January 24-March 21, 2019

Parent Meeting: January 21st – 6:00 pm in the LL Commons

Weekly Clinics: Mondays & Thursday from 6-7 pm

Where: Warriors Center for Athletic Performance (WCAP) at 1100 N 56th St., Lincoln (It is the new building on the east side of the main school building)

Cost:  $50

Coaches: Jeff Hergott & Jerry Welch (LL Varsity Wrestling Coaches), Former and Current LL Wrestlers as well as any parents interested in helping out!

 


Mr. Ziems' Leadership Club practices servant leadership

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Every Thursday, the 16 middle school students who are part of the Leadership Club walk to Trinity Elementary and do play-oriented learning activities with both Mrs. Mrs Leimbach's kindergarten class and Mrs. Christiansen's pre-school class (at least the ones who are awake at that time).  The purpose of the Middle School Leadership Club is to develop a mindset of servant leadership in our students. "The Trinity kids are always super excited about our visit!  The teachers really appreciate it to and are eager to accommodate the experience." This program is just a part of Lincoln Lutheran's overall focus on encouraging all our students to participate in servant leadership both now and into the future. All the Middle School students will get the opportunity to serve the greater Lincoln community on December 19th as they participate in our bi-annual Middle School Service Day. The students will be going out to a number of different non-profits to serve for the morning. 


Warriors VB Finish State Runner-Up

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Congratulations and a big shout out to the varsity volleyball team as they made it to the championship match of the 2018 Nebraska State volleyball tournament. The team made it an exciting match, as they came out strong and took down #1 seed Wahoo  25-18 in set 1. But then the opponents came back and took sets 2 and 3, 25-20, 25-14. Our  Lincoln Lutheran Warriors did not quit, as they pushed their way back and took down Wahoo in set 4, 25-21.  In the fifth set, LL was down 3-0, yet pushed back and had the score at 7-6. After the Wahoo time out,  they extended their lead 10-6. Our team put up a battle but lost in the 5th set 15-10.  It was a great match to watch, probably the best of the day! Great high-level volleyball!! Very proud of the team, coaches, and fans!! The team ended their season with a 34-4 record. The most in school history! We Are Warriors!!


Jacob Meyer accepted into Naval Academy

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Congratulations to Jacob Meyer who has been accepted into admission to the US Naval Academy located in Annapolis Maryland. This is a huge honor as the Academy only has a 9% acceptance rate. Admission is granted based on a number of qualifications and applicants must have a nomination made by a US Senator or Congressman or by Presidential Nomination, Jacob received a Presidential Nomination. Jacob has been active in both the Civil Air Patrol as well as the AFJ ROTC program. 

Congratulations Jacob Meyer! God's Richest Blessings on your future service!"


Lincoln Lutheran 2018 Fall Drama

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The Lincoln Lutheran Drama Departments is proud to present: "A Night of One Acts".  Please join us as the Middle School and High School students present four one-act plays. Enjoy retellings of some familiar stories with “The Case of the Big Bad Wolf” and “Cinderella Retold”, meet some unconventional superheroes in “The Bank Job” and learn how the internet is taking over our brains in “The Internet is Distract--Oh Look a Kitten!” Please join us for an hour and a half of hilarity!

Where: Lincoln Lutheran

When: Friday, November 9 – 7 pm

                 Saturday, November 10 – 7 pm

               Sunday, November 11 – 2 pm

Tickets: $8 each – available at the LL front desk or at the door

(Ticket sales to the general public will begin Thursday, Nov. 1) 


Discover Lincoln Lutheran Night

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Please join Lincoln Lutheran's faculty and staff on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 pm for Discover Lincoln Lutheran Night! Discover Lincoln Lutheran Night is and opportunity for students and parents to come take a look at Lincoln Lutheran and discover all that Lincoln Lutheran has to offer! Students and parents will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and talk directly with Lincoln Lutheran faculty.  You'll get to take a tour of the campus & have a chance to meet the other future Warrior families.  For questions, please contact Kristin Bennett, kbennett@lincolnlutheran.org or 402-467-5404.