This year we welcomed about 150 people: students, their parents and siblings, and teachers to Moscow to celebrate a good year gone by. Watch Pastor Wilson's message on the central vision of classical Christian education and the presentation of diplomas below:
Logos Online School Class of 2018
Others will be continuing careers they have already begun with internships. We are proud of you all and pray God will bless your future endeavors.
Madison Lynn Fenimore
Madison has completed her four years of high school with Logos Online School. During those years she has moved across the country twice living in three different states, the joys of being a military kid! Madison has thoroughly enjoyed her years in high school and now with graduation behind her, is looking forward to the next adventure. Madison will enter Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland this fall and start her journey towards earning her RN. From there she will continue her education to her BSN and ultimately her Masters of Midwifery.
Nicole has many hobbies including traditional watercolor art and making coffee. She also loves to travel. Music and art are two of her favorite things. She plans on going to beauty school to put her artistic side at work and wants to be a barista at a coffee shop so she can meet new people.
Mariyah has been going to LOS since her junior year of high school after being in public schools for most of her educational career. It was a welcome change, giving her a chance to explore her faith in depth (thank you humanities!) and challenge her intellectually. These past two years were an important experience, one that helped her to realize God's will for her life. Mariyah wants to work in the mental health field, studying psychology and child development, in order to work with teens through counseling and therapy. For now she is taking a gap year, to become better equipped for college. She is excited for God's plan for her life, and willing to do whatever needs to be done to get to where she needs to go. She is incredibly thankful for the education she's received, and for the teachers and staff who have helped her get to where she is now. This includes the staff and people at Logos Christian Academy, in Casa Grande, Arizona where she attended LOS classes for both junior and senior year.
I began Taekwondo three years ago, at the end of my freshman year of Logos. The discipline promotes courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and an indomitable spirit, which are traits I also value and work on developing in my own person. I also enjoy writing action adventure books and formed a book-writing club with a group of friends my freshman year.
I am excited to be flying to Townsville Australia in mid-July to attend a year-long Youth With A Mission’s Discipleship and medical training program. Following my training I will be involved in outreach in Papua New Guinea via a medical ship. I have chosen to give to God the first-fruits of my adult life as I discern where my interests and God’s plan intersect.
Caleb has lived in Rangely, Colorado for nearly his entire life. He enjoys eating, sleeping, solving rubik’s cubes, and working with computers. He attended Logos for all four years of his high school career, and during high school, was captain of the golf and e-sports teams and helped get the knowledge bowl team to state. He plans on attending CU Boulder and getting a degree in physics, specializing in either astrophysics or particle physics or getting a degree in computer science. After college Caleb intends to work at NASA or the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Donald Owens III
Don, the oldest of 11 children, spent most of his childhood in upstate NY and his high school years in Michigan. He has been classically educated both at home and in the classroom. Driven and enthusiastic, he pursues all his interests with gusto. He enjoys playing piano for his church and local community productions and acting in community and professional theaters. Don is also very close to obtaining his private pilot's license. He is planning to be a missionary intern in Karamoja, Uganda for 6 months this next school year. Then he will pursue an online Bachelor degree in math. Don's goal is to serve the Lord as a father and commercial pilot.
Julia joined Logos Online School for her senior year after previously being educated in a variety of settings. Being a part of Logos has blessed her greatly and has been the most rewarding, fun, and challenging year of her education thus far. She looks forward to attending New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho in the fall where she will work to obtain a degree in Liberal Arts & Culture. She hopes to use this degree to broaden her knowledge of the world so that she can be an effective communicator for Christ in whatever path He has for her.
Jayme was selected into the National Society of High School Scholars. She has been accepted into Northern Arizona University where when intends to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. One of her passions is volleyball and played SVA Club Volleyball in the position of setter.
Hannah was born in Michigan, and at four months old she moved to Uzbekistan with her mother and father, where she spent the first six years of her life eating tasty foods like osh and shashlik. After two years in Michigan, she returned with her family to Asia and has lived in Turkey with her seven siblings for the last ten years. When she was nine, Hannah attended the local public Turkish school for one year where she quickly made friends through her artistic talents. She drew pictures of animals for her classmates and made friends despite the language barrier. Hannah continued homeschooling while learning Turkish at public school and took her first online classes with Logos her freshman year. Hannah plans to pursue a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language and return to the Middle East to teach.
Peter Vander Meulen
Peter Vander Meulen was born and raised in Santa Maria, California. After attending public schools through third grade, he ventured out into the world of homeschooling. This allowed him to pursue a stint of child-acting that led to roles in independent films, student films and commercials. He ended that pursuit to focus on Boy Scouts Orcutt Troop 91, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout on May 25, 2017. Peter pursued other personal interests, such as shooting sports, in 4-H and served on the Executive Board of Vineyard 4-H Club, earning the Gold Star Rank. His desire to serve the LORD called him to use his musical talents in vocals, guitar and bass on the worship team of the Heritage Evangelical Presbyterian Church and to serve as a youth leader in Young Life at the Vandenberg Village based campus club. Although he played baseball and soccer in youth sports leagues and continues the practice of Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, homeschooling did not lend itself to club sports until he found the Central Coast Sharks Youth Rugby Club, where he has played for the past two years. Peter hopes to continue playing rugby at some level and serving the LORD in campus ministry as he attends University of California, Los Angeles this fall as an incoming freshman on an Air Force ROTC scholarship.
When I was chosen as Logos Featured Student in Winter 2015, I was asked about my life goals. I said, “I used to have a little kid kind of life plan, but I don’t anymore. I’m just trying to go where God takes me. I think part of being a teenager is figuring what God’s purpose for your life is right now and doing it, not just what it’s going to be, and not being so committed to any plan that you’re crushed if it turns out to be only your plan and not God’s." (Proverbs 16:9)
As I close the boyhood chapter of my life, it so happens that the plans I made aligned with God’s plan for me. But I know that this is only the beginning of God’s calling on me, and the future may not go as I might plan. Pray for me that I will continue to go where God calls me, in faith and obedience, filled with the Spirit, displaying the light of Christ, and reflecting the glory of God. “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8