Abigail Kranjcevich graduated from LCA in 2012. Here is her story.
She leaves the house at 5:50 a.m. Rides the 6:20 a.m. ferry from Vashon Island to Point Defiance. Pulls into the school parking lot around 6:50 a.m. With activities like choir, drama, and worship team, she’s home most days by 8:30 p.m.
Five days a week, nine months a year, four years.
Is she glad she chose Life Christian Academy for high school?
Graduating senior Abigail Kranjcevich says, “Absolutely, yes!”
On island time
You know those stories you hear about growing up on an island? Abigail says some are true. That’s partly why her mom homeschooled Abigail and her brother through eighth grade.
“We never anticipated that I would go to high school,” says Abigail. “But I was shy, and my mom realized I needed a broader school experience and more positive relationships.”
“I went pretty dark in my early teen years,” she shares. “I felt alone and scared. When my parents asked if I wanted to go to Life Christian for high school, I jumped at the chance.”
“God used LCA to change my life—maybe even save it.”
Rhythm of Life
For the first time in her life, Abbie found herself among peers who loved Jesus. “Before coming to Life Christian, I never had a friend who encouraged me in the Lord. Jessica Fay came alongside me freshman year, and we’ve been friends ever since.”
Abigail also discovered a passion for fine arts—participating in Chamber Choir, drama, musicals, and worship team from sophomore year on.
Academically, Mr. Madlena’s courses became favorites: “I remember hearing Mr. Madlena say during orientation, ‘If you love history and love the Bible, this course is for you.’ I knew I was in the right place. Every year he has challenged me to be a better student.”
Life Christian also became an off-island gathering place for the whole family. Her brother now attends LCA high school, and her parents volunteer each Friday in the Eagle’s Nest.
In the fall, Abigail’s heading south to Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California, where she’ll pursue a double major in theology and music.
“A Life Center pastor told me I have a calling to be a worship leader,” she smiles. “We’ll see!”