Alumni Spotlight - Andrew and Rachel Hoagland
Andrew and Rachel Hoagland attended LCA from preschool till graduating in 2013. After graduation, Rachel attended Asbury University, where she majored in elementary education. She is currently a fourth grade teacher at Red Oak Elementary in Jessamine County and is also pursuing a Master's degree as a literacy specialist. Andrew attended the University of Kentucky and double majored in business management and marketing with a minor in communications. He is employed at Lexmark. They recently caught up with Brian Ray and talked about their time at LCA. View the video here or scroll down to play.
What did you love most about LCA? What we loved most about LCA were the friendships and relationships made with our classmates but also with our teachers. They really invested in us as their students but also invested in us spiritually every day.
What is one word that best describes the school? Community. We chose that word because we are still close with many people from our days at LCA. Not just with our classmates but also with our teachers and coaches that invested in our lives over the years. LCA was a place that made us feel at home and still does to this day.
Tell us about one of your favorite memories at LCA. Rachel: My favorite memory from LCA is making it to the state finals in soccer during my sophomore year. Andrew: My favorite memory was participating in the 4th and 5th grade retreats as a student but also as a counselor once I got to high school.
From your own experiences, why do you believe it was important for you to attend LCA? We both feel that it was a great school academically that prepared us for college in many ways, but more importantly it prepared us spiritually to be ready for the next stage of life. LCA taught us that our faith was what we needed to lean on as we move forward, and we saw our teachers everyday live out their faith in the classroom.
In what ways did LCA prepare you for college and beyond? LCA challenged us academically to make sure we were ready for the challenges ahead in our college classes. We both learned how important it is to work hard and to work for the Lord in all that we do.
What would you tell a friend to encourage them to send their child(ren) to LCA? LCA is a great place to send your child because you know they are getting a quality education and are being invested into in the right ways academically and spiritually. We hope to send our own kids to LCA in the future because we valued our experience at the school and want the same for our own children.