This month’s Liberty Christian School Community Spotlight features alumni Caroline Dangel. Caroline is currently a senior at Liberty High School in Carroll County and is Carroll County Times Volleyball Player of the Year. Here is what Caroline had to share with us.
Q. In what grades did you attend Liberty Christan School?
A. I attended LCS from kindergarten through the eighth grade.
Q. What is your favorite LCS memory?
A. My favorite LCS memory was playing backboard dodge in the Trumbos’ P.E. class.
Q. What LCS teacher had the most influence on you and why?
A. Mr. VeStrand because he showed me what a real relationship was between a student and teacher and he showed me that getting good grades wasn’t always everything. He taught me to be creative and take risks as before I had just did everything in the most simple, expected and efficient way.
Q. What is an accomplishment that you are most proud of in your life so far?
A. Being named Carroll County Times Volleyball Player of the Year.
Q. Tell us a little more about that honor as well as about your volleyball achievements.
A. This past volleyball season, I was named Carroll County Times Player of the Year and put on Carroll County’s First Team All-County. I have been on first team for the past two years, and have been on the first team all-conference team as well. Being named the Player of the Year let me know that even though I am not a huge hitter who usually gets all the recognition, I am important. My job as a setter is to help and support my teammates who are in the spotlight and now, for once, I am in the spotlight for doing my job efficiently for the past four years. It serves as the best reward for me as I feel all my hard work has finally paid off.
Q. We understand that you have been involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Young Life. What are your thoughts about furthering your relationship with Christ and being involved with Christian ministries while attending a public high school?
A. Year after year in public school, it has become more and more difficult to stay as connected to Christ as I once was at Liberty Christian. I have become more involved with groups inside and outside of Liberty. In Liberty, I am a co-leader of our school’s FCA club and am responsible for helping others grow in their faith and even bringing some people to Christ. I, personally, have seen people accept Christ following my actions and it truly is incredible. I believe FCA serves as my own type of ministry. In addition to helping people at Liberty grow in their faith, I focus more on my own faith at Young Life. Young Life is a group that meets once or twice a week to gather together and praise our God. Over 200 people are a part of our section of Young Life and it continues to grow everyday. I hope to be able to go on more missions trips, like Costa Rica, in the coming years to be able to continue my ministry and bring others to Christ.
Q. What are your plans for college and career?
A. I plan to attend a four year college next fall, whether being able to play volleyball there or not. I am currently still in the recruiting process and trusting God’s plan for me wherever it may take me. I plan to go into college undecided as I haven’t quite found my passion.