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Sarah Pickel, Staff Writer

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Former Flyers Take Off Using Skills Learned at LHS

High school is a crazy time of trial and error. This includes trying new sports, joining new clubs, and of course finding yourself. For many students this can be incredibly stressful, but some LHS alumnae have gotten their start and gone very far all because of what they learned in their high school years.
Maddie Boccardi (Class of 2016) made her mark in her time at LHS by getting involved in Green Machine, Student council, and National Honor Society. She also spent a lot of time in the publications room working on videos for Broadcast or spreads for Yearbook. Now, she is a Sophomore at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), studying Sports Broadcasting and Journalism.
Just as she did in high school, Boccardi immerses herself in activities at Mizzou too, many relating to the Journalism skills she learned at Lindbergh.
“I’m involved with MUTV, a student-run media news station where I host my own show every Tuesday night and talk about Mizzou sports,” Boccardi said.
Boccardi worked hard and found what she loved to do in high school, and was able to learn enough to pursue her passion for sports and broadcasting in college.
Katie Wilhelm (Class of 2015) is another alumnus who got their start in high school. She was involved in theater, and more specifically, the behind-the-scenes of theater, stage managing. The stage manager is one of the most important people involved in producing a show, yet they are rarely seen. They make sure that the lights come on when they are supposed to, that people know their cues to go on stage, and that everything runs smoothly.
“I stage managed four of the shows during my junior and senior years at LHS. I also acted in my final show as ‘the stage manager,’” Wilhelm said.
Now a junior at Lindenwood University, Wilhelm is still fully enjoying what she is doing as she studies and works in stage management.
“So far, I have stage managed or assistant stage managed nine shows so far and I’m currently working on two more. Over the summers, I’ve worked with several professional theater companies. This past summer, I assistant stage managed for Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama in Cherokee, North Carolina. It was a three month contract and we had six shows a week for 15 weeks,” Wilhelm said.
Her exposure to stage management at LHS has really helped her get off and running in college as she continues to do what she really enjoys.
Chris Rezabek (Class of 2013) found an interest in business in his time at LHS. He was a member of DECA, and took many upper level business and marketing classes. He attended IUPUI to study business, and then added to his major because he also wanted to get involved in hospitality.
“Currently, I work front desk at a dual brand hotel (Courtyard and Springhill Suites by Marriott) operated by White Lodging. I was selected to attend a three month White Lodging management course which I completed in August of 2017. Upon graduating from college, I’m looking forward to working in a management position with White Lodging and eventually developing and owning hotels,” Rezabek said.
Boccardi, Wilhelm, Rezabek, and many other LHS Alumni can testify to the fact that high school is important, it is where many people get their start.
“The business department at LHS is top of the line and I still find myself using what I learned from Mrs. Girard and Mrs. Stortzum in both school and work. Taking Marketing 2, AP Economics, and IB Business has made college much easier, and it has been more review for me than new material,” Rezabek said.
These alumni are just a few of the many Flyers who have gotten a start and made their mark in high school, and they know how important LHS was to the journey.
“I think getting involved in high school activities is so vital to your growth as a person. You never know what you may be good at until you try it,” Wilhelm said.
LHS provides students the opportunity to take a variety of courses and get a head start on their future studies. These alumni encourage current students to take chances and take advantage of the opportunity to try new things in high school.
“Lindbergh allowed me to expand my knowledge and gave me a head start in college. Without my high school experience, I wouldn’t have been able to grow as a person and be where I am now,” Boccardi said.

The broadcast room awaits its next spectacular anchor to get their start. Boccardi starred in numerous videos on LindberghLookup in her time at LHS.

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