Senior Spotlight: Hayden Schmidt

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: Kenzielyn Photography

Name: Hayden Schmidt

College/University accepted to: I have been accepted to Wayne State College in Wayne, NE.  

Intended field of study: I am planning to major in computer science and possibly become a programmer or data analyst.

What makes Wayne State a good fit for you?
Wayne State is a perfect choice for me because of the low cost of tuition, close location, smaller size campus and classes, and the scholarship I was awarded.

How did you feel when you received the news of your acceptance?
I was really happy because they were my first choice.

How did you decide on a school/field of study?  
I woke up one day and wanted to study computer science.

Which classes, programs, and/or faculty at Sioux Falls Lutheran School helped support your interest in your planned field of study/career field?
My capstone class was really helpful in helping me figure out careers that would be good matches for me. 

Please share any other activities that had a significant impact on you during your time at SFLS.
I participated in football and track.

If you could go back and change one thing during your high school career, what would it be?
I wish I had started going to the gym sooner.

What advice would you share with underclassmen at SFLS?
My advice would be to “Be True to Yourself.”

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.