The end of this year has certainly been different from other years.  But our last day today was still marked with special moments!  As has been the tradition for many years, Dr. Brandt closed the school year with our chapel.  This year, however, marked Dr. Brandt’s final chapel as Executive Director of Valley Lutheran.

Dr. Brandt has played many roles at Valley Lutheran.  Along with numerous other responsibilities, he was a Social Studies and Religion Teacher, a Basketball Coach, Athletic Director, and Principal. As Executive Director, he kept the school running effectively, efficiently, and financially stable.  But he also served as a spiritual leader for many years.  He likely shared more than 400 chapels with high school and grade school students.  We were blessed to hear this final one.

And at the end of the day our Seniors were surprised with a video tribute created for them.

A message for our Senior Class: We know that this year didn’t end how you wanted it to. We didn’t want this for you either. But we know that God has amazing things planned for each and every one of you, and that the lessons you’ve learned over these past weeks will somehow play a part in shaping you. To honor this momentous occasion, we have put together a small video highlighting some of the best parts of your high school career and the many different ways God is calling you in your next chapter.