Congratulations 2017 High School Seniors!
Graduating seniors will be recognized at the 9:00 am worship service on Sunday, May 14. Congratulations to Kristin, Emily, Katie, Madie, Kendra, Keeler, and David.
Kristin, active in theater, sports, and community service during her high school years, will graduate from Anderson High School and is headed to Elon University to major in Elementary Education. The Amrine family has attended St. Timothy’s for 13 years and Kristin’s strongest memory of her church was a children’s sermon when Roger asked the children to turn their backs to the congregation and listen. They were to turn around when they heard what they thought was their parents’ voices. This was, as Kristin said, “similar to recognizing the voice of God.” As she has grown toward adulthood, Kristin has come to see that “God cannot be seen as a human, but rather within humans.” And given that realization she is learning to see the light of God in others. Kristin says her mother is the most influential person in her life, adding, “she believed in me before I believed in myself.
Kristin's favorite words of advice:
“There is one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that’s not being talked about.” Oscar Wilde
Emily, a 13 year member of St. Timothy’s, graduates from Turpin High School this year. She is an avid swimmer, swimming for the Turpin Swim Team and lifeguarding at Coney Island. Emily also sings and was a member of the Turpin Honors Choir. She fondly remembers an amazing mission trip to El Hogar and the impact of the 30-Hour Famine. As Emily has grown toward adulthood, her experience of God has made her more aware of the people around her and our constantly changing world. She plans to major in Psychology and minor in Communications at the University of Cincinnati. Emily sees her mom as the most influential person in her life.
Emily's favorite words of advice:
Let all that you do be done with love.
Katie is graduating from Milford High School this year after spending her freshman and sophomore year of high school attending Kadena High School on Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. She has participated in volleyball and theater at school and enjoys learning about other cultures, doodling, and hanging out with her friends. Despite only being a part of the St. Timothy’s family for a year and a half, Katie will take with her fond memories of youth activities, including a visit to the women’s shelter, getting lost at the pumpkin patch, the lock-in with Jessica, and of her family getting “mugged” on their first Sunday morning here. She plans to attend Miami University this fall and possibly transfer to Kent State the following year to study American Sign Language and English Interpreting.
Katie's favorite words of advice:
You WILL fail in life. And that’s okay. It’s just important that you get back up and try again. Sitting there won’t solve anything.
Madie and her family moved to Milford nearly two years ago from Okinawa, Japan. She also attended Kadena High School for her freshman and sophomore years and will graduate from Milford High School. Active in volleyball, basketball, track and field (especially long jumping), National Honor Society, Mock Trial, and Student Council; she also enjoys reading, biking, listening to music, and singing. Madie’s memories of St. Timothy’s also center around her involvement in Youth Group. She especially enjoyed the lock-in, shelterhouse, DIGG nights and DIGG nights with dogs, the chili cook-off, Christmas carol evening and the trips to the pumpkin patch and ice skating. Madie has learned how to recognize God’s presence in her life and how to apply God’s word to her life, as well. She plans to attend the United States Military Academy Preparatory School this fall, and then hopefully, on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point to become an Army officer. She plans to continue on to law school and become an attorney for the Army. Madie says the most influential people in her life have been her parents, but also her older sister, Ashley is a major role model for her.
madie's favorite words of advice:
“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.” Dory
Fake it ‘till you make it.
Kendra is a life-long member of St. Timothy’s and will graduate this year from Turpin High School. She has been active in cheerleading, theatre, National Honor Society, Art Club, and Kind Club in her four years there. Kendra found that when she was old enough to go on the mission trips she began to see God more. She could see how much doing God’s work changed peoples lives. Kendra will attend Denison University and take with her special memories of her trips to El Hogar and ASP, the 30-hour Famine, volunteering with VBS and Whiz Kids, her friends at St. Tim’s, and being baby Jesus in 1998! She credits all the mentors, teachers, and adults in her life with being influential to her.
Kendra's favorite words of advice:
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney
Keeler graduates this year from Archbishop McNicholas High School. She and her family have been a part of St. Timothy’s for 6 years and she has been active in the Youth Group. Keeler has fond memories of the 30-hour Famine, Kendra getting hurt on every youth trip, and ASP. But she says her favorite memory would be the trip to El Hogar in Honduras. She is confident in her faith, but sometimes still struggles to find God. Keeler believes this is something with which many teenagers struggle. She continues to pray and read the bible and admits to enjoying going to church more than she did when she was little. Keeler will attend the University of Kentucky where she will major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her goal is to become a Speech Pathologist. Her parents have admittedly been the most influential people in her life. Keeler says that their sacrifices for her and their encouragement to be the best she can be are why she has succeeded. “I am so grateful and lucky to call them mom and dad. I love them both so much."
keeler's favorite words of advice:
“It is not a crime to make a mistake, it’s a crime to learn from it.” My dad
“Nothing is impossible, for the word itself says I'M POSSIBLE.” Audrey Hepburn
Jona graduates this year from Archbishop McNicholas High School where she was on the cross country team. She enjoys staying active, animals (especially dogs) and spending time with her family and friends. Her mission to trip to El Hogar is a favorite memory of St. Timothy's as was working at the soup kitchen and preparing for her first communion. Jona plans to attend the University of Kentucky and major in Animal Sciences. She says she has grown and matured through her life experiences and that has caused her views on God to change. She sees God in those around her, especially in her family and friends. Jona believes that people come into your life for a reason. She says, "the people closest to me have definitely impacted me most, but there have also been moments in my life where strangers have impacted me positively as well."
David graduates from Anderson High School and is headed to NKU to study sports medicine. In David’s 17 years at St. Timothy’s, his fondest memory is of attending the 2015 Cyclones Winter Game with then Youth Director, Jessica Link. He enjoys cross country, track and field, and Skyline Chili! David feels his coaches Kerry Lee and Andy Wolf have been the most influential people in his life to this point.
david's favorite words of advice:
Don’t try to do everything. Instead find your true passion and pursue it relentlessly and never let go.