FVL Schools Essay Contest
March was FVL Schools Month, and in honor of our celebration the
Student Essay Contest was introduced. Each participating
school has a winner in each grade-level category (3-4, 5-6,
7-8). Each school's category winners then competed for
the overall grand prize of a laptop computer.
We are excited by the quality of the submitted essays and are
pleased to be able to share the Grand Prize winning compositions
with you. Three categories were offered, and three Grand
Prize Winners have been chosen.
Thank you to all who participated!!
What I Like Most About My School
Written by Ryan Guenterberg
I have been going to Immanuel Lutheran School for six
years. What is nice is every subject involves the Word of
God. For example, in science class, we can learn about the
wonderful way God made our bodies. In math, you can figure
out how many years there are between Jesus' birth and now.
Next, in social studies you can learn about past Christians, and
false gods of other cultures. Lastly, in art, God gives us
materials, abilities, and skills to glorify Him. But without
Bible study class, I might miss hearing the story of God's
At Immanuel the teachers are kind, fun-loving, and
helpful. They explain things well. They want their
students to become God-fearing adults. They also teach us
because they love us. Finally, they show us their fun side by
playing with us outside.
At Immanuel, every child is together with other children who
believe in Jesus. Together we learn to care about each other
as Jesus cares for us. At Immanuel we pray for each
other. At Immanuel we don't have to be afraid to live our
A Teacher Who Changed My Life
Written by Blue Blauert
Morrison Zion, Greenleaf
The teacher at Morrison Zion Lutheran School that changed my
life the most is my music teacher Mrs. Kuchenbecker. She
encourages me to be a better person. She helps me to look
inside myself and see someone who cares, someone who can make a
difference in the lives of others.
She does this through the songs she teaches about Jesus Christ
our Savior and the patience she shows each and every one of
us. Mrs. Kuchenbecker isn't selfish. She shares her
talents with all of us at Morrison Zion Lutheran School. She
doesn't just help people find the path to heaven through the songs
of praise we sing to God, but she inspires each of us to stand tall
and use the gifts God has given us to make the world a better
When Mrs. Kuchenbecker is at the head of our classroom, I
believe that God is smiling. She uses her gifts to show us
her love of God and to help us show our love. She is a piano,
music, and band teacher, but she is so much more. She is a
messenger of God, and she is my teacher.
How Has My School Made a Difference in my
Written by Elena Stingle
St. Peter Lutheran School, Appleton/Freedom
St. Peter is the best school in Wisconsin! My education
here will take me to the next step of my future. The teachers
help me whenever I need help or am struggling. Everyday we
get to hear about our Savior and consistently grow in our
I first came to St. Peter School in fourth grade, and was very
surprised at how kids acted. I really did not know about
Jesus because I never learned about him in Russia. I never
got the chance to hear the word everyday like I do at St.
My parents sent me to St. Peter. First I learned the books
of the Bible, then the creeds. It was hard. A year
later, it finally started to get easier for me. My English
got better, and my memory work got easier, too! In fifth
grade, our class started catechism lessons. In seventh grade,
we talked about Holy Communion, the Law and the Gospel.
As an eighth grader, I look back and am in awe of my
progress! St. Peter really took care of me, not just
educationally, but spiritually as well. When I came here in
fourth grade, I didn't even know Jesus. Now, in less then two
months, I will be confirmed.
St. Peter School made a huge difference in my life because now I
know that Jesus died on the cross and gave us eternal life. I
can't wait till then. Thank you, St. Peter Lutheran School,
for giving me the sure hope of heaven!