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Young Author Transforms Lives Through Storytelling

What exactly makes a good story? Is it the sincerity of the prose? The memorable characters facing incredible circumstances? Or a beguiling beginning and a heart-felt ending? In the case of Meet Lana, a story by Concordia alumna Kelly Wu, the answer is all of the above. In this recently published book, Kelly (Class of 20) tells Lana’s life-changing story of love, strength and compassion. And here’s the twist: Lana’s story has the potential to... Read More

Luke, Class of '18-- Brigham Young University
Luke, Class of '18-- Brigham Young University

WHICH UNIVERSITY ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTEND AND WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR CHOICE? I am attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. This choice was mostly influenced by the location. I have lots of family nearby and am very familiar with the school.  Read More

Taylor, Class of '18- Yale University
Taylor, Class of '18- Yale University

WHICH UNIVERSITY ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTEND AND WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR CHOICE? A large factor in my decision to enroll at Yale is the fact that they have the top humanities program in the United States, which is my current major/career interest. Also, when I visited the campus last summer, the school just seemed to fit me. There was no concrete explanation for it, but between the students I met and the overall feeling of the campus, I could... Read More

Sara, Class of '18-- Rhode Island School of Design
Sara, Class of '18-- Rhode Island School of Design

Which university are you planning to attend and what influenced your choice?I decided to attend Rhode Island School of Design, because out of the many art schools, I felt that this school would allow me to further develop as an artist. I knew that I certainly wanted to attend RISD after participating in the Pre-College Summer Program which lasted for two months. Read More

Harper, Class of '18-- St. Olaf College
Harper, Class of '18-- St. Olaf College

WHICH UNIVERSITY ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTEND AND WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR CHOICE? I will be attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. I chose St. Olaf because I was looking for a strong community, similar to the one I am a part of at Concordia, where I would have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of academic and artistic interests. St. Olaf also has extensive study abroad programs, which was very important to me in making my... Read More

Kendra, Class of '18--Oakland University
Kendra, Class of '18--Oakland University

WHICH UNIVERSITY ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTEND AND WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR CHOICE? I am going to be attending Oakland University, Rochester MI. While looking for schools I wanted to find something that seems comfortable. With OU I really enjoyed the size of school (not too large, not too small), the campus is in a beautiful natural setting but close to larger US cities (Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Toronto), the strong relationships with global... Read More

Chloe, Class of '19--Northwestern University
Chloe, Class of '19--Northwestern University

YEAR STARTED AT CONCORDIA: 2005 (been here since preschool!) Read More

Elisabeth, Class of '19--RISD
Elisabeth, Class of '19--RISD

YEAR STARTED AT CONCORDIA: 2009 Read More

Jonathan, Class of '19--Art Center College of Design
Jonathan, Class of '19--Art Center College of Design

YEAR STARTED AT CONCORDIA: 2013 (8th grade) Read More

Peyton, Class of '19--School of the Arts Institute Chicago
Peyton, Class of '19--School of the Arts Institute Chicago

Year started at Concordia: 2014 Read More

Garrett, Class of '19--Colorado School of Mines
Garrett, Class of '19--Colorado School of Mines

YEAR STARTED AT CONCORDIA: 2017-2018 Read More

Kyuwon, Class of '19--University of Pennsylvania
Kyuwon, Class of '19--University of Pennsylvania

YEAR STARTED AT CONCORDIA: I transferred to Concordia in February, 2017 during my sophomore year. Read More

Vivian, Class of '19--Rice University
Vivian, Class of '19--Rice University

YEAR STARTED AT CONCORDIA: 2011 (5th grade) Read More

Hannah Foggin- Class of 2015
Hannah Foggin- Class of 2015

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE AND IMPACTFUL MOMENTS AT CONCORDIA IN BAND/MUSIC? Some of the most memorable moments for me include the last rehearsals of the HS Spring Musical “The Wizard of Oz”, eyes looking between the music in front of me and friends on the stage below me, fingers adjusting their movement on the keys to the rhythm of the singers and dancers, and ears listening intently to what was the bitter sweet end of months of... Read More

Sophie Ideker, Class of 2017
Sophie Ideker, Class of 2017

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE AND IMPACTFUL MOMENTS AT CONCORDIA IN CHOIR/FINE ARTS?   The most memorable moments at Concordia in choir were going to APAC and connecting with people from around Asia who all had similar interests in singing and choir. I also loved going to New York with Chamber Strings and Jazz Band and being able to share our music with people outside our community in Shanghai. Read More

Renee Chen, Class of 2014
Renee Chen, Class of 2014

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE AND IMPACTFUL MOMENTS AT CONCORDIA IN CHOIR/FINE ARTS? Some of my most memorable experiences in choir were the Pop Concerts (especially the Les Mis Medley), APAC, and the NYC Tour! All of the travel and extra practices were where we really bonded as a group and had time to get to know one another. It was also really exciting to see what other groups prepared for concerts and APAC, whether it be the... Read More

Cindy Kim, Class of 2014
Cindy Kim, Class of 2014

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE AND IMPACTFUL MOMENTS AT CONCORDIA IN CHOIR/FINE ARTS?   My most memorable and impactful moment at Concordia in Choir was the NYC Tour with Chamber Singers. If it weren't for the wonderful opportunities and experiences that Concordia offers, I would never have had such an incomparable experience. With Mrs. Ideker’s passionate support, we were able to send an audition video and join the event. Many schools... Read More

Ping Chin, Class of 2012
Ping Chin, Class of 2012

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE AND IMPACTFUL MOMENTS AT CONCORDIA IN CHOIR/FINE ARTS?   Concerts, APAC, NYC Tour, Singing Valentines, Musicals, etc. A few moments or classes that really stuck out for me were the APAC Choir conferences, especially building relationships and getting to know students from other schools, as well as the general choir events like the concerts and singing valentines. I think the Chamber singers always had a... Read More