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“I largely enjoyed the Dale Carnegie class I took my junior year. I had the opportunity to converse with students, negotiate tough topics, and build into each other’s lives during that semester. I am also incredibly thankful for every one of my mentors for encouraging me to pursue my passions and in clarifying my goals during high school. I have had many beautiful conversations on the topics of history, economics, soccer, and so much more that I will continue to cherish with my mentors and teachers. Thank you all for making my high school days intellectually invigorating and fun.”
Gavin is from Lansing. He will be attending Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids to pursue ministry in the hopes of becoming a pastor in the next few years. Gavin has received three scholarops; Chancellor’s Scholarship ($10,000), the Pastors Scholarship ($1,000), and a Men’s Soccer Scholarship ($1,000).
While in school Gavin was a National Honors Society member, a part of a collective of musicians and songwriters, Captain of his sports team, and received multiple All-Star, Captains, and MVP Awards. He also is a part time worship leader at Capital City Vineyard, The House of Prayer East Lansing, and Mount Hope.
“My biggest highlight this year was learning more about myself and my capabilities.”
Amy is from Adrian, Michigan. She is looking forward to taking a gap year, and later pursuing a career as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
“The dual enrollment program has been amazing for me. I have taken a total of 7 classes through Community Colleges in Michigan and I feel as though I am prepared well for college as a result. This is an amazing opportunity I wouldn’t have at a traditional high school.”
Abigail is from Milford, Michigan. She wants to become a doctor and will be attending BYU! She was offered scholarships to The University of Alabama, Auburn University, and Michigan State University. She is the SGA Founding Member and also a National Honor Society Member.
In her free time, she loves to; cook, bake, exercise, and volunteer at a farm, taking care of therapy horses.
“LifeTech has been instrumental in my growth as a student. I was motivated to do better by my principal, teachers, mentors, and parents. They have dual enrollment that isn’t offered at most high schools. My mentors Will and Marley have supported me and held me accountable for my academic success. When my sister and I first enrolled they made my parents a promise to support us and they’ve kept it.”
Von is from Commerce Township. He will attend Ferris State University and plans on becoming a pro streamer/gamer. He hopes to write and publish children’s books in addition to “The Superhero Who Isn’t Afraid of Anything, Not Even Kidney Disease,” he already wrote to encourage and support young children waiting for transplants. He believes in entrepreneurship and strives to continue in his father’s footsteps and carry on his family’s legacy. He is a kidney transplant survivor and an advocate for organ donation. Pre-covid he volunteered at the hospital. He is an entrepreneur and an online gaming streamer.
“Picture this…There I was in front of 10,000 adults at the largest tech ed conference in North America in San Antonio, Texas. My role…to share with them how all of K-12 education needs to get into the 21st century. It was a blast sharing how we at LifeTech own our education, leverage new technologies like VR, and have the confidence to be the best version of ourselves. Adults in education from all over North America were congratulating me for having the confidence to share what they’ve been thinking to revolutionize education.”
Xavier will be pursuing a career in aviation at Western Michigan University. While at LifeTech Academy Xavier has traveled extensively, attended conferences, and has spoken at multiple venues advocating for contemporary education. He has been on television and radio shows, created advertisement copy, and been an on-air personality. Xavier is interested in technology and engineering. He has learned to wire CAT5/6 Ethernet, configure 3D printers, and studied how to implement apps and VR programming while attending camp at Emory University in Georgia. He has learned electrical residential installations and aviation mechanics. He spent his senior year working towards obtaining his private pilot’s license. He has played baseball, soccer, and football, and competed in track while concentrating on personal conditioning. He also pursued his interests in gaming, competing at the EA Sports ARENA in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as many other online competitions. Xavier is also a Dale Carnegie Graduate Assistant who challenges himself to help others find their voice and their happiness.
“LifeTech has given me the opportunity to enhance my leadership skills by taking the Dale Carnegie – SW Michigan course as well as gaining college credits before graduating high school.”
Julia is from Haslett, Michigan and plans on attending either Hope College or Calvin University. She has made the President’s List for 2 consecutive semesters at Lansing Community College. She attends youth group at her church and teaches cooking lessons each week while training goats and her dog for 4-H. She also hopes to volunteer at Sparrow Hospital in the future.
“Dale Carnegie has been a wonderful chance to develop my social skills and confidence while learning how to develop deeper relationships and reduce stress. I will be able to use what I have learned and will learn in this class for the rest of my life.”
Dylan plans on attending Cornerstone University or Grand Valley State University, in pursuit of a law degree with the dream of one day opening his own law firm. Dylan has received a Pastors Scholarship, a Global Scholarship, and a Chancellors Scholarship. He has been awarded; varsity letters for track and field and cross country, an invitation to the National Youth Leadership Forum: Law & CSI, and an invitation to the National Society of High School Scholars. Dylan has participated in cross country and track teams. He is Captain and Member of SSI – AMBASSADOR LEAGUE, SSI – LEAD, an actor and crew member for Homeschool Performing Arts, a volunteer at church and a Practicum Teen Helper.
“Graduating the Dale Carnegie course and being elected into the National Honor Society have been the highlights of my high school experience at LifeTech Academy.”
Clyde is from Pewamo, Michigan and plans on pursuing welding at Montcalm Community College. He has won multiple rosettes and trophies for his projects in 4-H.
Clyde has served as president of his 4-H club for the past 3 years and has been elected into the National Honor Society. He plays drums at his church and has his own YouTube channel for equipment repair.
“I was very accommodated here and very welcomed. When I was struggling I was given options on what the next steps needed to be productive. I am very grateful for my change to LifeTech and wouldn’t change it for the world.”
Brooke is from South Lyon, Michigan. After graduation Brooke will be taking on an apprenticeship at Paige Ryan Hair Salon.
“The highlight of my high school experience was being able to attend the Dale Carnegie course. I made so many new friends.”
Gabrielle is from Charlotte, Michigan. She plans on becoming a police officer or medical assistant after high school. She will attend either Eastern Michigan University or Lansing Community College. Gabrielle earned a $4,500 Emerald Scholarship!
“One of my highlights from my career with LifeTech Academy has been dual enrolling with Lansing Community College. I’ve done 3 semesters with them and feel prepared and excited for the rest of my college career.”
Anika is from Okemos, Michigan. She plans on attending LCC for a year and then transferring to Western Michigan University to finish her degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. She was accepted into the National Honors Society and made the Dean’s List at Lansing Community College. She has enjoyed running track and field and became the team manager for her CHAP Cross Country team.
“The highlight of my high school experience at LifeTech has been my weekly mentor meetings with Stephanie. I have loved having someone to talk to each week about my academic struggles and successes. Steph has become a great friend that I look forward to connecting with. I am very thankful that LifeTech provides mentors for its students.”
Ryleigh is from Lansing. She wants to train to become a Phlebotomist at LCC and also has aspirations to become a physical therapist and doctor. She hopes to travel to Zambia to conduct service work. Ryleigh received a $5,000 NHA CollegeBound Scholarship. She has been on LCC’s President’s list for 3 consecutive years, and is a member of LCC’s Spanish Club and the National Honor Society. Ryleigh has played volleyball and soccer during her high school career, and currently plays for LA Dragons. She has enjoyed performing in multiple musicals with the Midway Theater Company.
“My highlight during my experience at LifeTech was being a part of National Honors Society and being able to keep a flexible schedule.”
Anaya is from Lansing. She wants to train to become a Dental Hygienist at LCC. Anaya is a member of the National Honors Society and worked as a nanny and dog sitter while in high school.
“A definite highlight of my time at LifeTech was taking the Dale Carnegie Course. It was an excellent learning experience that I will carry through to the rest of my life.”
Elizabeth is from Leslie. She will be going to Lansing Community College to study music while working at Biggby Coffee. She was selected for the HSMA Honors Recital three times, the YAC Honors Recital twice, the YAC Honors Orchestra twice, the YAC Soloist Competition once, the EMU Honors Band once, The Lansing Symphony Orchestra side-by-side once, and has been selected as HSMA’s Artist Circle Recipient in 2021. She ran cross country-country and participated in Homeschool Music Association for almost ten years.
“My highlight during my high school experience at LifeTech Academy was having Jenny as my mentor and having dual enrollment as an option.”
Sophie is from St. John’s Michigan. Sophie will be going to Grand Valley State University for nursing and later to medical school to become a doctor. She was offered a $2,000 Laker scholarship to Grand Valley State University. Sophie made the President’s list at Lansing Community College, NHS at LifeTech Academy, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), and Honor Society at LCC. She spent eight years in orchestra playing the violin and she also makes jewelry.
“During my time at LifeTech, I was able to be a part of the Dual Enrollment program. I got the wonderful opportunity to attend both Ferris State University and Lansing Community College as early as my Junior year. Because of this opportunity, it allowed me to not be held back like the typical educational system was previously doing to me, and to completely skip over my Senior year English classes and go straight into college freshman courses. Not only did this better my education, but it gave me the confidence to set, and achieve bigger goals!”
Kaitlyn will be attending Cumberland University to study business administration. She has been offered a few scholarships to Ferris State University while attending LifeTech Academy. She has received several awards for outstanding performance, human relations, and breakthroughs, in Dale Carnegie training. She has also received a pin for outstanding performance and a medal for human relations. Kaitlyn is a Graduate Assistant for Dale Carnegie and President of LifeTech Academy’s National Honors Society Chapter. She loves to spend her time practicing her religion, working out, reading, and volunteering wherever help is needed.
“I love the way LifeTech individually supports and interacts with each student, making them feel cared for and empowers them to learn well!”
“One of the best things about being a student at LifeTech Academy was the pleasure of having Tarl Chapman as my mentor for the past 7 years. He has helped and watched me grow throughout the years, and I wouldn’t be here without him!”
Sydney will be taking a gap year before starting college at Maryville University to earn a degree in psychology. She has received the Breakthrough Award in Dale Carnegie Training, played lacrosse and has been a member of Elephant club and LGBT+CLUB.
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