Friday, May 22, 2020, 7:00 pm
Graduation took place on our football field on Friday, May 22, 2020. This year’s speaker was Pastor Brad Bode, ALA Campus Pastor. Our student speakers were Katie T. and Hans B. There were virtual performances by our choirs, including the traditional "A Closing Prayer" sung virtually by our Concert Choir along with live singing by the class and any alumni in attendance (at ALA and at home).
During the evening we said farewell to three of our teachers. We give thanks to God for the blessing of these faithful servants.
- RETIREMENT: Mrs. Joan Tierney retired after 27 years of teaching English at ALA. She also served for many years as a track coach. Many alumni have fond memories of our beloved "Mrs. T." and we wish her all the best in her retirement!
- FAREWELL: Mr. Scott Hill plans to pursue a business full-time. He served ALA as an English teacher and coach since 2009.
- FAREWELL: Miss Kate Kogler left her position at ALA to pursue other career options. She served as a social studies instructor and coach for one year.
Two ALA instructors, Pastor Brad Bode and Mr. Matthew Heyn, completed 25 years in their ministries this year. We plan to recognize these ministry milestones next school year.
From Mr. Rosenbaum, our Principal,
"Our seniors, the Class of 2020, have been a joy to have on campus, to teach, to coach, to direct. They have matured before our very eyes and have assumed increasing loads of responsibility and leadership. They have learned much over their years, and they are eager to take on the next chapter of their lives. They are ready to graduate and become part of our school’s alumni. In so doing, they will leave a void but also great memories. Their graduation and end-of-year events are truly historic considering the world in which we are living, but I’m proud of the way they handled the adversity and loss and recognized the things that were truly important. We honor you, Class of 2020, and celebrate your distinct personality! Congratulations on reaching this milestone!"