Alumni Spotlight - Frederick Rupp and John Stein (2015)
Frederick Rupp and John Stein were both LCA lifers (attended K-12) and graduated in 2015. They both went on to attend the University of Kentucky. Frederick double majored in finance and management and earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration Degree. He currently works in the fundraising department for UK Athletics as a Development Coordinator - Accounting Specialist. John majored in finance and marketing and currently works for Campus Outreach on UK's campus.
Frederick and John have teamed up this season to come back to LCA and coach the school's 7th grade basketball team. Learn more about these alums below.
When thinking about your time at LCA, finish this sentence, "This is where...": I have some of the fondest memories of my life and made friends who feel more like family.
What did you love most about your time at LCA? LCA brought me life-long friendships, memories and mentors that have shaped me into the man I am today.
Tell us about one of your favorite memories at LCA. Winning the All-A State Championship my senior year in baseball!
From your own experiences, why do you believe it was important for you to attend LCA? Attending LCA allowed me to learn and see life through a Christ-centered lens. Having the truth, that is Jesus, brought into the classroom and locker room each day helped to build and strengthen my personal relationship with Jesus and prepare me for life beyond LCA. As I reflect on my time at LCA, I see how that opportunity is not available to everyone, and I am motivated to share his light with those who may not have experienced it before.
In what ways did LCA prepare you for college and beyond? While at LCA, I was encouraged, both academically and athletically, to push the boundaries of my comfort zone. We were expected to uphold and maintain a certain standard, regardless of circumstances, and that is something I still strive to do each day. I learned how to be disciplined, organized, responsible and respectful and that my actions and decisions represent someone and something far greater than just myself. These lessons have surfaced during both my undergraduate and post-graduate life and have allowed me to stand alone and persevere through some of life’s most difficult and trying moments.
What would you tell a friend to encourage them to send their child(ren) to LCA? As a lifer at LCA, I would not trade my experience for anything. The friendships that I formed and the people that I met have forever changed my life for the better. The teachers and administrators truly love and care for each student, and I have seen that play out as they still remain in touch with me to this day. I often reflect on my experiences and memories while at LCA, and I can confidently say that much can be contributed to LCA for molding me into the person I am today.
When thinking about your time at LCA, finish this sentence, "This is where...": People care, and family is formed.
What did you love most about your time at LCA? You know, it is hard to fully comprehend when you are there, but the impact that the teachers have on our lives is tremendous. What I loved most about my time at LCA was the lifelong friendships I formed and the teachers that were committed to investing in us.
What is one of your favorite memories at LCA? Senior Chapel!