Senior Spotlights

For seniors, the last year of school can be a whirlwind of activity - celebrations, spring programs, special events, and more. It’s also a culmination of 12 years of hard work and dedication that brings them to the end of a high school career.

We will be celebrating Shalom Seniors during the month of May by showcasing their future plans and sharing a reflection of their time at Shalom. Each week we’ll share four students on our website so you can learn more about this special class - four more will be added every week.
Please note: some students have chosen not to participate in the Senior Spotlight. 

You've managed to do your senior year in person, but it has probably looked different than you imagined. Thank you for being flexible and gracious with these changes. Your class has displayed good character. Congratulations! 

~Mrs. Petersheim

You guys are the first group of seniors I have really known well at Shalom. I'll never forget my first experience helping in boys 10th grade Health! It has been a joy to personally get to know each of you. My heart is so happy every time we have fantastic chapel worship and I will miss your talents next year! Best of luck in everything! You will be missed and thought of often! 

Mrs. Breneman-Smith

I have loved every moment of teaching you American Literature and Christian Apologetics (Understanding the Times). You are now being sent from a cozy, supportive place of specifically Christian training and education,based on the Word of God, into a world that may often be hostile to your faith. Tighten up your intimacy with Jesus ( seek Him always), meditate on His Word, so that His grace will make you more than a conqueror wherever you go from here and make you a burning light in what may be dark places. Give your precious life completely to Him, remembering the words of Jim Elliot: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose (eternal life)!" You are in our hearts and in our prayers. God loves you so much! 

Mr. Harris

Congratulations, Seniors!
Your perseverance and hard work have paid off and you are ready to graduate.
We are all praying for you and supporting you as we always have.
You have been given a precious gift of knowing Jesus and a good education.
Now go and make a difference for good. This world needs you!

Mrs. Holderman, 3B 

Hey there Seniors! One of my favorite activities every year is doing the Senior Exit Interviews. From your class I am hearing so many positive things about your experience at Shalom, so many words of appreciation that seniors have for each other and their teachers, and so many testimonies of a faith that is deep and real. Its been a joy talking with you one-on-one, and I pray for Jesus to go before you preparing the way, wherever is next for you! 

Pastor John Smith

This class will do great in their future endeavors. I am looking forward to spending time with you on the missions trip.

Dr. Flood

Dear Senior Class of 2021,
I have known the majority of you since Kindergarten and I can’t believe it’s your time to graduate! I can’t wait to see how each one of you makes a difference in this world! Keep your eyes on Jesus and he will never let you down! I wish you all the best in this new chapter of your life.

Mrs. Emge

Class of 2021,
You began your school career as kindergartners during a global recession and you conclude your 13 years of K-12 education during a global pandemic. You are resilient and prepared for anything! I appreciate the following quote from Menno Haven Chaplain Ray Geigley: "For me, satisfying comfort does not come from a knowledge that everything will be all right, but a knowledge that everything is under the control of the almighty, all-knowing, sovereign God who loves me (and you!) more than I can ever imagine."...

As you come to the end of your school career, keep in mind that people remember most how you begin and how you finish. So finish being true to who you have always been as a class: friendly, unified, full of life and enjoying one another's friendship. As you leave SCA, know that whatever global or local or personal calamities may come, Isaiah 43:2 was written for you: 2 When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you.
You have been a blessing to our school community over your years at Shalom-- keep in touch and let us know all the ways you are living lives of consequence in the world for the Kingdom of God.

Mr. Shank

Thanks Senior girls for always playing hard at whatever game or sport I expected you to participate in.  You have been a fun group of girls to teach and I will miss your energy and enthusiasm.  God Bless You!

Love You! 
Mrs. Eshbaugh

Dear Seniors: My name is Mrs. Drooger, and I am on the board of SCA. You all have been blessed to attend a school that cared about your educational growth, but also more importantly your spiritual growth. I would like to thank you for allowing SCA to nurture you and help you grow. My advice to you is easy to say but sometimes hard to practice. Seek God first. In everything! Don’t worry about others or what they may say. Rest, knowing you are right where God wants you to be. That is best foundation for rest of your life!

Jackie Drooger

To the graduating class of 2021 - you are all so special and it has been a privilege to see you all grow up. I've known most of you since pre-school and it's hard to believe you are graduating. You have always been a very close class and I hope that closeness continues after you leave Shalom. I wish you nothing but the best on your next adventure. May God bless each and every one of you as you take your next steps in life.

Cindy Magners

You did it! Congratulations to an awesome group of Shalomites️! I am so glad I had the chance to expound in all sorts of history, government, current events, and sociology(for some) with you all. God bless and lead you through this next time in your life and walk. Never forget your days at Shalom, they will be some of your precious memories! Love To you all....

Ms. Shaffer

Love this class! You're all going to do great things! Congrats and keep looking to the LORD!

Wendy Myers

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