Faces of OLu

    Welcome to 'Faces of OLu' — a periodic spotlight at the people that make Orange Lutheran High School a unique place to learn, work, serve, pray and play. Find out why Orange Lutheran is more than just a high school.
    Lucier-South looking to make impact at UCLA
    After redshirting his first year, OLu alum Keisean Lucier-South is poised to make a difference on the field for the Bruins this upcoming season.

    Rossi takes scenic route to achieve dreams
    OLu alum Michael Rossi '89 tested the waters - locally and internationally - before finding a way to pursue his passion close to home.

    OLu alum Cole feels at home in Pittsburgh
    Gerrit Cole has flourished in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization due to its consistency and stability.

    Dayhoff wins Macy for Best Actress
    Amanda Dayhoff won the Macy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Princess Fiona in OLu's Shrek.

    OLu seniors reflect on performing arts careers
    The Best of Broadway Revue signalled the end of an era for several OLu performing arts students, all of which have appreciated their time on the Nechita Stage.

    Child prodigy Nechita continues to shine
    The journey of Orange Lutheran alum Alexandra Nechita is featured on Huffington Post, as she continues her illustrious painting career. 

    Segelken's '18' film to premiere at OLu
    OLu senior Asher Segelken will screen his coming-of-age documentary 18 in the Alexandra Nechita Center on May 7.

    Softball alum Hall featured in Register
    Heather Hall, an OLu alum and senior at Biola, had her sports story featured in the OC Register.

    Q & A: OLu Alum Matt Hall
    Orange Lutheran alum Matt Hall is finishing his documentary The Longest Road. It wasn't easy, but through the blessings of God, Hall is where he wants to be with his filmmaking career.

    OLu students revel in Gala performance
    OLu performing arts students take pride in putting on a show at the school's annual Gala.

    School Alma Mater reflected career of Grice
    Mr. Grice, author of Orange Lutheran's Alma Mater, said the stanza embodied the decades he spent at OLu.

    Kramer reflects on career, legacy at OLu
    For the past 30 years, Michael Kramer has given all he has to OLu. The school has returned the favor.

    STEM seniors make most of summer internships
    Jeran Heistermann and Julia Zimmerman spent their summers getting a taste of what their bright futures could hold. 

    Alum Q & A: Willie Shaw '10
    A few short years after graduating from Orange Lutheran, Willie Shaw is applying lessons learned at OLu to his music career.

    OLu senior Lopshire first to curate art school show
    Orange Lutheran senior Niles Lopshire is featured as the Artist of the Week in the OC Register. 

    Bivens finds faith, passion in OLu arts
    Audrey Bivens' involvement at OLu is a result of her passion for the arts and OLu's support of her passion.

    New Teacher Spotlight: Danielle Nazaroff
    Danielle Nazaroff is ecstatic to be in her first year at Orange Lutheran, teaching math.

    Lancer alum recaps Fall NART '15
    Allison See '07 graduated nearly a decade ago, but is still involved with the OLu Missions Program. 

    OLu represents place of comfort for Humphrey
    Mark Humphrey is one of many students who has benefitted from the school's extensive financiai aid support.

    OLu welcomes new FEBA Coordinator
    Anne-Marie Lockmyer will lead the Faith and Entrepreneurial Business Academy into its second year. 

    Everharts put the 'E' in excellence, effort
    Mother and daughter duo Crysti and Chelsey Everhart are at the core of the Orange Lutheran Performing Arts program. 

    Greene reflects on Greece excursion
    Members of the Lancer Family traveled to Greece this summer in what was an unforgettable experience for Mackenzi Greene and others.

    Sampson, Bathke earn end-of-year awards
    Hayley Sampson and Tara Bathke were named Teacher of the Year and Ministry Partner of the Year, respectively.

    Bathke commits to play at Oregon
    Rising senior Logan Bathke chose Oregon over UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State and other schools. 

    OLu musician Rummell featured in OC Register
    Rising senior Kiersten Rummell sat down with the OC Register to talk about her passion for singing and songwriting. 

    Hankins will follow medical path at UCLA
    It's a different lifelong passion - not basketball - that will drive CJ Hankins when he arrives at UCLA in the fall. 

    OLu alum Sullivan experiences Thailand with drone
    Current USC student and Orange Lutheran alum Conner Sullivan is taking his drone to heights never seen before. 

    Marquardt overcomes hurdles, enjoys senior season
    Devastating knee injuries nearly sidelined senior volleyball captain Josh Marquardt during his final season. But through prayer and perserverance, Marquardt overcame what he didn't think he could.

    Ferrell guided by faith while in show business
    Orange Lutheran alum Matt Ferrell '93 helped NBC's Extra win an Emmy Award in 2014. 

    Lancer basketball...through the eyes of Nancy Paul
    Nancy Paul shares her top five moments in the history of Orange Lutheran basketball.

    Q & A: Coach Tom Howard
    Girls basketball coach Tom Howard speaks about the team's recent CIF title and what it took to lift up the girls basketball program after losing Coach Tony Matson in 2009. 

    VIDEO: Coach Nordstrom talks Gabe York
    Tucson News paid a visit to Orange Lutheran on Tuesday to talk all things Gabe York with coach Chris Nordstrom. 

    Alum maintains school connection through Missions
    Through her experiences with the Missions program, Heather Hambright '11 is continuing to make her mark on the Lancer family.

    STEM program proves vital for Bartos and family
    Through the STEM program, Noah Bartos '14 paved his way through college and for those coming after him. 

    OLu's Segelken receives praise for 'Teen Faith Film Festival'
    Founder of the Teen Faith Film Festival and Orange Lutheran junior Asher Segelken was featured in OC Varsity Arts on Thursday.

    Seven Lancers nominated for Artist of the Year
    Several Orange Lutheran students are in the running to be a finalist for OC Varsity Arts Artist of the Year award. 

    Hankins featured in LA Times HS Sports section
    A high basketball ceiling, coupled with a 4.4 GPA, is starting to earn senior point guard CJ Hankins some extra attention.

    Alum Smith perfectly blends the world of business and faith
    Anna Smith '93 has taken the spiritual and professional lessons she learned during her time at Orange Lutheran and expanded them across her personal and professional life. And she couldn't be happier with the results.

    Lancers' Lucier-South stays committed to UCLA
    Although UCLA coach Jim Mora has met with NFL teams about coaching vacancies, Keisean Lucier-South says he's sticking with the Bruins. 

    Greenwood '12 relishes in 'best of both worlds' opportunity
    When it came time to decide between academics and athletics, it wasn't one or the other for Orange Lutheran alum Jordan Greenwood.

    Math teacher earns 'Educator of the Year' award
    Jenny Miklos '99 was recently named the 2014 Pacific Southwest District High School Educator of the Year. 

    Coach Petersen joins U.S. International Bowl staff
    Football coach Chuck Petersen is the latest member of the Lancer family who is scheduled to represent our country -- and our school -- on an international level.

    Lancers' Printup selected for USA Deaf National Team
    Orange Lutheran's Rogers Printup, who has been profoundly deaf since age 5, will travel to Taiwan next summer to play in the World Deaf Basketball Championships. 

    Alumnus on a Prodigal mission
    Matt Hemphill '08, and wife Erin, overcame fear, uncertainty and doubt to found Prodigal Church in Irvine...and things are only looking up from here.

    International students cherish American education
    A chance to enjoy a more extensive education - one that includes religious teachings - has called a number of international students away from their home countries, all the way to Orange Lutheran, where they hope to learn lessons that can equip them for success on a global scale. 

    STEM students spend summer planting seeds
    Twenty students in the Orange Lutheran STEM program spent part of their summer completing internships in a few of the most prestigious work environments in Orange County. Two of those students, seniors Tayler Garis and Alec Glisman, had their eyes opened wider than they might have anticipated.

    Lancer is a 'SciGirl'
    PBS cameras follow freshman Ellah Hess as she studies sea life, water quality at Crystal Cove State Beach

    In its fifteenth year, the impact of Orange Lutheran's Missions Program extends beyond physical campus

    Swimming in international waters
    Lancer freshman Ash Molthen competes for Team U.S.A. Water Polo

    Praise the Lord!
    New Director of Worship Arts Pam Hansen '80 uses gift of song to reach students, share His word

    God's love is 'Beyond Expectations'
    Lancer family celebrates dedication, ribbon cutting of $15 million campus enhancement

    Red, white (and blue)!
    Orange Lutheran head baseball coach Eric Borba uses summer to achieve USA coaching dreams

    Lancer builds game plan around ill mother
    Christian faith, family support, and football strengthen Adam Connette '14

    Alumna finds her passion, creative niche
    Blogger, photographer, stylist, Taylr Kreutziger ’09, inspires readers with God-given talents, unique surfer style, love for the sea

    Lancer honored for community service
    Orange Lutheran Director of Marketing and Communications, Thomas Stafford, receives Signum Fidei Award

    Orange County columnist writes her course
    Jenelyn Cunningham Russo ’88 talks family, faith, and sports fandom

    Lancer named OCRegister’s Visual Arts Artist of the Year
    CEO of Freedom Communications, publisher of Orange County Register honors senior Katie Jernigan

    Lancer uses platform of baseball to glorify God
    Orange Lutheran senior, Josh Morgan, is quite the catch

    Longtime staff member called home
    The Lancer family mourns the loss of Dorcas Prentice

    International skater gets best of both worlds
    Lancer uses Orange Lutheran's online blended program to achieve goals inside, outside of classroom

    "Humble Service in the Body of Christ" - Romans 12:3-8
    Sophomore, Makenna Bentley, uses volunteer efforts as a ministry opportunity

    Lancer wrestler is in a golden state of mind
    Megan Browning is not your typical high school senior — and she wouldn’t have it any other way

    Lancers capture two national championship titles
    Varsity song shows country what Lancer spirit is all about at Jamfest Dance Super Nationals in Ohio

    Lancer to host film festival
    Sophomore Asher Segelken combines deeply-rooted faith with a passion for film to create Rockharbor Film Festival

    Orange Lutheran serves a gourmet 'Dinner'
    “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” a late-1930s Hollywood satire, evokes laughs

    Orange Lutheran head baseball coach to represent the stars and stripes
    USA Baseball tabs four-time C.I.F. Coach of the Year, Eric Borba, as national team coach

    Behind the mic
    Lancer alum, Trent Schlom '09, fulfills lifelong dream of working for ESPN

    Talking with the best of 'em
    Orange Lutheran High School's Forensics Society experiencing success in High School Public Debate Program

    To serve one another, is to serve God
    The Orange Lutheran High School Missions program partners with Big Creek Missions to serve the local community in Bear Branch, Ky.

    Principal earns top leadership award
    Leslie Smith named administrator of the year

    Trumpeting the Lancer Band & Colorguard
    Orange Lutheran High School earns back-to-back Div. 2A SCJA crowns

    Lancers featured on ESPN's "College GameDay"
    Reporter Shelley Smith tells Orange Lutheran High School junior, Jake Olson's, inspiring story

    #SigningDay - Fall 2013
    Since 2010, 100+ Lancer student-athletes have committed to play intercollegiate athletics at some of America’s finest academic institutions

    Lancers make good music
    Orange Lutheran’s ‘Four Linemen,’ as comfortable singing on stage as they are blocking and tackling, were in tune against Santa Margarita

    Orange City Council selects alum as new treasurer
    Eric Woolery '84 chosen to manage city's $91 million budget

    St. Joseph's Hospital hosts Orange Lutheran's STEM program
    Students experience first-hand prestigious da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

    "I Am the Face of OLu"
    [Video] Orange Lutheran High School feels extremely grateful to be blessed by God in so many ways on a daily basis learn why

    Making a splash
    Sophomore water polo attacker Kelsey Tyler earns gold medal in Team USA’s 10-6 victory over Canada

    Lancer has crystal clear vision, feels no task is unreachable
    Junior Jake Olson defies odds as OLu's blind long snapper

    Blessings in Bishop
    Orange Lutheran's Missions program partners with Central California community to spread God's word

    Q&A with Carl Galloway
    Get to know Orange Lutheran’s new head of sports performance

    Alum dedicates career to giving back
    Inspired by missions trips, Alicia Lykins '09 joins Teach for America program in New Orleans

    Incoming Orange Lutheran freshman thinks outside the batter's box
    John-Paul Velasquez collects, cleans and donates baseball equipment to deliver to Nicaraguan children

    Concordia University Irvine spotlights Orange Lutheran alum
    By sculpting the Studio Art major to be his own, and through internships with automotive companies such as Mercedes-Benz and Honda, David Dargatz '07 was able to overcome his lifelong academic struggles and explore his passion for design.

    TLC for Tori
    Join the Orange Lutheran community this Saturday in support of Tori Cahill '12

    Alumna named artist of the week by OCRegister
    Writer of "Brave Soldier", Angelia Smith '13, donates proceeds to Healing Heroes Ministries

    King of the pool
    Orange Lutheran names veteran coach, Steve Carrera, new director of aquatics

    Alum #GerritCole '08 to pitch against Angels at Angel Stadium
    Welcome home the Lancer For Life on Friday, June 21 at 7:05 p.m.

    MACY Awards recognize OLu; Two students headed to NYC
    Cast members from "Into the Woods" receive top honors

    Paying tribute
    Alum Jeff Hall '89 honors America's greatest heroes

    Freshmen think globally
    Victoria Royal, Lauren Lee named finalists for Siemens Foundation 'We Can Change the World Challenge'

    Running strong
    Behind junior Myles Hawkins' heroics, Orange Lutheran's track and field team earns C.I.F. title at Mt. San Antonio College.

    Orange Lutheran hosts Walk with Hope
    Loved ones walk to stir suicide prevention talk

    Lights, camera, Lancers
    Seniors honored as artists of the week by OCRegister; director and cast of "Into the Woods" featured

    Lancers are called to serve
    Day of Dreams provides inspiration for all involved

    Title town
    Orange Lutheran baseball takes home National Classic crown in 4-2 victory over Cypress, featured on Baseball America

    Big league dreams realized
    Brandon Maurer '08 named to Seattle Mariners' starting pitching rotation

    Helping hands
    Orange Lutheran's Missions program builds relationships, serves others as He would

    Academic, athletic excellence
    Senior Olivia Sandusky honored as scholar-athlete of the week by OCVarsity

    And the angels sing!
    Orange Lutheran's Honors Choir impresses audiences with vocal performances

    Miklos' milestone
    Head softball coach Steve Miklos notches 300th victory

    Divine Call accepted
    Todd J. Moritz to be Orange Lutheran's seventh Executive Director

    God-given gifts
    Sophomore Savannah Dukes excels in the classroom and in equestrian world

    Task Force: Heroes
    Senior class leads community-wide service project.

    Alum earns high praise
    Gerrit Cole '08 named No. 1 prospect in Pittsburgh Pirates' organization.

    A decade of creativity
    Alexandra Nechita Center for the Arts celebrates 10 years

    Ride of a lifetime
    Orange Lutheran teacher selected to participate in 2013 Rose Parade

    Lancer named scholar athlete of the week
    Senior Jesse Spittel honored by OCVarsity.com.

    Responding to real-world issues
    As the U.S. lags in math and science, the OCRegister recently stopped by Orange Lutheran to find out what we're doing about the growing problem, and learn more about our popular Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program.

    Lancer named OCVarsity scholar-athlete of the week
    Senior Kodiak Brush displays excellence in the classroom, in his community, on the field

    Spotlight on S.T.E.M.
    PBS SoCal features S.T.E.M. senior, Niki Khajeh, and other Orange Lutheran students.

    Lancers serve God, serve others
    Orange Lutheran's Missions program visits Native American reservation.

    Senior receives recognition
    Farmers honors Tyler Van Matre with Student-Athlete Citizen Award.

    Shaquillah Torres '11 signs on
    Communication, humbleness, and overcoming adversity are keys to alumna's success at Arizona.

    Lancer40 fly-over
    Students, faculty and staff celebrate 40 years of Christ-centered excellence with fun event.

    Friday night rewind
    AM570 recaps OLu's 42-7 win over El Modena and talks to Director of Bands, Kent Hannibal.
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