Taylor Ashley Ferguson, daughter of Jeff and Angela Ferguson, will be graduating from James Bowie High School on May 24, 2007. Taylor sang in school choirs 3rd through 10th grades. Several years ago she was a member of the Abiding Love Choristers. Taylor will attend Austin Community College in the fall for the basics, then plans to transfer to Texas A&M for Vet school in two years. She wants to keep living at home with family for now, and is currently looking for summer work before school starts.

Amber Jean Karley, daughter of Brent and Sherri Karley will be graduating from Stephen F. Austin High School on May 25, 2007. Amber has been a three year member of the Austin High Red Jackets Dance Team where she served as a company member and on the All-City Dance Team. She recently was honored to receive the 2007 Red Jacket Scholarship at the Red Jacket awards banquet. During her high school years she has also been a member of Latin Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Link Crew and the Volunteer Club. She also enjoyed playing on the JV Softball team her freshman year. Amber is a two year member of the National Honor Society and served on the Student Council as a Senior Class Representative. She also served on the student committee in the hiring of the new Austin High principal last spring. Amber is currently President of R.O.C.K., our Sr. High Youth Group, and has enjoyed participating in Group Work Camp, National Youth Gathering and other youth events through the years. She was nominated for the Bishop’s Award in 2006. Amber is employed by Ergo Wellness where she teaches Fitness classes and works at the front desk. She plans to attend Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas to study Kinesiology and Pre-Physical Therapy.

Margaret Frances Luedecke, daughter of David and Barbara Luedecke, will be graduating from James Bowie High School on May 24, 2007. Margaret has been a member of Girl Scouts of America for 12 years and received her Silver Award in July 2004. At Bowie High School she participated in Young Life and Math Club for 2 years; Earth Conservation Club for 3 years and Class Officers Steering Committee her senior year. Margaret received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Biology her freshman year and was on the Honor Roll all four years at Bowie. On the Varsity Track Team her sophomore and junior years, Margaret was Academic All District and a Texas Relays and Regional Qualifier her sophomore year. She was a member of the Bowie Volleyball Team, 4 years (2 years on Varsity) and was Varsity Volleyball Team Captain her senior year. She was Academic All District in Volleyball her junior & senior years, and received All Tournament Award, 2006 AISD Volleyball Tournament; District 25-5A 1st Team All-District Volleyball 2006; and Bowie High School Most Defensive Player 2006. Margaret has been a member of Austin Juniors Volleyball Club for 4 years. Margaret is also a Who’s Who Among Students Recipient and plans to attend Texas State University in San Marcos in the fall.

Paul Schattenberg, son of Carl and Lauri Schattenberg, will be graduating on May 25, 2007, from Stephen F. Austin High School where he is in the top 15% of his graduating class. Recently, he was one of five seniors inducted into the Maroon Society at AHS. Students elected to the Maroon Society are academically successful, demonstrate leadership, character, and citizenship, participate in activities in and out of school, and exhibit positive peer influence. At school, Paul is active in Theater, National Honor Society, Choir, International Thespian Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Student Council. This year, he earned a seven year All City Choir member award, was recognized as the outstanding choir senior, and was a distinguished senior award recipient in theater. Through Abiding Love Lutheran Church, Paul is active in Boy Scouts of America, and a member of Troop 555. In November of 2006, he earned the God and Life Award and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. As a scout, he was able to attend various camps, as well as the National Jamboree during the summer of 2005. In December 2006, Paul was one of two recipients to receive the Southwestern Texas Synod— ELCA Bishop's Youth Leadership Award. He also participated in the ELCA National Youth Gathering held in San Antonio during the summer of 2006 and was selected to be a member of the Festival Choir at this event. In the fall of 2007, Paul will be attending Texas A&M University in Galveston. While attending Texas A&M, he will be a member of the Corps of Cadets and an engineering major.


We are very proud of you all! May God continue to bless and keep you in His loving care. Jesus loves you, and so do we!


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