LHS Celebrates Lutheran Education at Graduation
Lutheran High was pleased to welcome retired St. Paul Lutheran Principal Chuck Schiller as the 2017 LHS Commencement Speaker. Schiller, originally from Denver, Colorado, spent 25 years as a Lutheran teacher. His teaching positions took him from a two-room school in rural Nebraska to a large urban school in Houston, Texas and ultimately to St. Paul Lutheran School located in the Marigny area of New Orleans. Schiller served St. Paul as principal for 7 years before retiring in 2013. While at St. Paul, Schiller had the opportunity to get to know Alejandro Valdivieso a member of the Class of 2017.
Valdivieso is one of two in the Class of 2017 that had the benefit of 13 years of Lutheran education – from kindergarten through senior year. The other is Jasmine Drew the Class of 2017 valedictorian who attended Faith Lutheran School. It was fitting to invite Schiller to be our speaker as Lutheran High took one final opportunity to recognize St. Paul Lutheran School and the many students it has served over the years. Many of whom also became Lutheran High alumni.
St. Paul opened its doors in 1840 and it has educated students in the New Orleans area since that time but sadly it closed its doors for the final time this year. It will be missed by many but we thank God for the legacy it has left – the students it served for more than 175 years!