Viking Christian Leaders: Unity

Congratulations to Lauren Clement ('21) and Noah Kontny ('21) who were selected as Viking Christian Leaders for the month of September under “The Wisco Way Word": Unity. We thank God for the way Lauren and Noah have modeled servant leadership at school and in the community. Any student or staff member may nominate a student for the Viking Christian Leadership Award which is presented each month to one young man and one young woman.
Lauren Clement is from Brookfield, Wis., where she is a member at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Brookfield, and where she also attended Lutheran Grade School.
 
Currently a senior at Wisco, Lauren has participated in volleyball, track and field, and club volleyball. She has also assisted the international mentor program, make-up crew, tutoring, been a Pilot newspaper writer, been in the Chick-fil-A leadership academy, attended the Civil Rights tour, been on student council, WWW president, Viking Christian Leadership Academy, attended the California mission trip, was scheduled to attend the Africa mission trip, and is in support of a debate club. 

Lauren volunteers at her church with VBS, Sunday School, and has assisted with the production of her grade school’s musical.
 
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys volleyball and writing.
 
After graduation from Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Lauren plans to major in engineering and writing.
 
Lauren characterizes unity in Christian leadership as putting aside appearances, backgrounds, and status and accepting one another as sisters and brothers in Jesus. With unity, every person is equal and has the right to be heard, loved, and respected. As Christians, we have a strong bond of our common faith in our Savior which brings us together.

Noah Kontny is from Fort Atkinson, Wis., where he is a member at St. Joseph’s Church and also where he attended Grade School.
 
Currently a senior at Wisco, Noah has participated in soccer (junior year), and plans to participate in track and field senior year.
 
Noah volunteers as a youth basketball and soccer coach.

In his spare time, Noah enjoys weight lifting, photography, and running.
 
After graduation from Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Noah plans to pursue a degree in biology and go on to attend medical school.
 
Noah characterizes unity in Christian leadership as guiding others in a loving way. Not using leadership to reprimand out of hate, but leading in Christian love.
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