Senior Spotlight: Ben Mangold

As graduation draws near, we’re sitting down with the class of 2024 to talk about their time at Sioux Falls Lutheran School and what the future holds.

Photo Credit: Alexa Ensz

Name: Ben Mangold

College/University accepted to: University of Sioux Falls

Intended field of study: Business Administration

What makes USF a good fit for you?
USF has a supportive, Christian community which in character shares many attributes with SFLS. Its college of business produced many successful entrepreneurs in the area, and it has accomplished music and theater programs. Tuition is affordable, campus is well maintained, and there are many opportunities to get involved and serve.

Please share any other activities that had a significant impact on you during your time at SFLS.
Band, choir, drama, and powerlifting.

I am inspired by or grateful for… 
The support of the faculty and staff, the amazing opportunities to get involved and grow, and the sense of community Sioux Falls Lutheran School provides.

If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be?
I would have gotten involved with more activities sooner. 

What advice would you share with underclassmen at SFLS?
Get involved and try new things. That’s how we grow and become well-rounded, adept servants of Christ.

What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” –Proverbs 3:5-6

About Sioux Falls Lutheran School
Sioux Falls Lutheran School is a family community committed to developing capable Christian servant-leaders in a complex world who are World Ready and Faith Secure. We are passionate about giving our students the tools they need to be successful academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. We strive to accomplish this goal by maintaining high academic standards, employing excellent teachers, and upholding a Christian worldview drawn from Scripture. Ultimately, our vision is to partner with families in preparing children, as led by the Holy Spirit, for faithful and bold use of their God-given gifts to navigate and serve a complex world with the love of Christ.