Jonathan Acklin

Senior Spotlight: Jonathan Acklin

By: Grace Smith

Jonathan Jay Acklin was born on September 30th, 2000 to Tim and Cindy Acklin. He has two siblings: a twin sister, Anna, who attends Temple, and an older sister, Rachael, who graduated from Temple in 2016.

He has attended Temple since K4. Jonathan has also taken part in a number of extracurricular activities, including band since the 5th grade, stage crew for Fiorello, stage manager for Anchors Away and Little Women. He played the roles of a dancing waiter in Hello, Dolly and Keefer Mahart in The Trouble with being Tucker Dowt. He also plays soccer, baseball, and basketball. Jonathan is the Student body President, and the National Honors Society treasurer. His favorite parts of high school are getting to spend time with friends, having the opportunity to succeed in school, and forming bonds between his teammates. He currently attends Lima Baptist Temple. Jonathan’s favorite Bible verse is Psalms 112:4, “Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.”

After high school, Jonathan plans on attending Lake Superior State University to major in fire science. He hopes to become a fireman and eventually a chief. He also aspires to hold a leadership position in his church, to raise a loving family, and to continue to grow as a godly man. If he could choose one celebrity to spend a day with, Jonathan would choose Louie Giglio: the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, so he can learn from him. Jonathan says, “ He is a great leader and an influence to thousands of people.”

Jonathan’s advice to underclassmen is, “Get serious about your faith. When it’s all said and done, you’re going to realize that it is the most important thing in life.” The aspects of Temple that have affected his life the most is the “high standards and expectations” that he is held to by his teachers, coaches, and peers.

May God bless you on your future endeavors, Jonathan!

Anna Acklin

Senior Spotlight: Anna Acklin

By: Allison Durst

Anna Marie Acklin was born on September 30, 2000. She is the daughter of Tim and Cindy Acklin, and has two siblings, Rachael and Jonathan.

She has attended Temple Christian School since K4. While at Temple, Anna has participated in the musical Fiorello! and the musical Hello, Dolly! in which she played the role of Ermengarde. She also participated in the plays Little Women, with the role of Amy, and The Trouble with Being Tucker Dowt, with the role of Minnie Blooms. Anna also plays volleyball, sings in the choir, is the president of National Honors Society, serves as a student government representative, the senior class president, plays clarinet in the school band, and is on the chapel praise team. Outside of school, she is a member of the Teens for Christ Ministry Team, and has danced at Lyn’s Academy of Dance for fifteen years. Anna says that her favorite part of high school is “being involved in plays and musicals at Temple as well as playing volleyball and being a cheerleader.”

Anna currently attends Lima Baptist Temple, where she participates in youth group, sings in her church choir, and is a part of the youth worship team. Her favorite Bible verse is 2 Corinthians 3:17, which says, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

After high school, Anna hopes to attend Lee University with a double major in psychology and theater. Her ultimate goal is to open “a boarding school and safe place of healing for girls and women who have been through traumatic, life threatening experiences.”
When asked which famous person she would spend the day with if she could, Anna said that it would be Sadie Robertson because “she’s a positive female influence for girls.”

Anna’s advice to underclassmen is, “Be the hardest worker in your classes and set your goals high, but at the end of the day, the things that matters most are the people around you. Be intentional to love like Jesus, and sprint after the Father as fast as you can. Grades are important now, but who you are in Christ affects you forever.” Anna says that the part about Temple that has affected her life the most is the godly atmosphere of grace, growth, and positivity. She says that she’s been given every opportunity she could possibly desire, all while being pushed spiritually, and is thankful for “a school that encourages faith,” and has been “blessed to be surrounded by such high quality people.”

Congratulations, Anna! We are so excited to see what God has planned for your life!

Ethan Kramer

Senior Spotlight: Ethan Kramer

Ethan James Kramer, 17, was born on January 28, 2000, to Dennis and Michelle Kramer. He has one older sibling, Hannah Kramer. Ethan began attending Temple Christian School in the middle of his seventh grade year. He was the goalkeeper for Temple’s 2017-2018 varsity soccer team. Ethan says his favorite part of high school is the three o’clock bell. Ethan Kramer enjoys listening to WBCL on 88.1 FM. His favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”


After high school, Ethan Kramer plans on joining the United States Coast Guard as a search and rescue pilot. When asked what celebrity or famous person he would want to spend a day with, he said, “Nikola Tesla.” Ethan aspires to become a helicopter pilot and fly an AH-12 Viper. His advice to the underclassmen is to “learn to like the taste of coffee!” Ethan says the change in atmosphere from his last school has affected his life the most.


Congratulations, Ethan, and may God bless you in everything that your future holds!

Abby Johnston

Senior Spotlight: Abby Johnston

Abigail Faith Johnston, 18, was born on November 18, 1999. She is the daughter of Joyce and Don Johnston. Abigail is commonly known in school as “Abby.” She has two siblings, Kenley and Natalie, who have also attended Temple. Abby has been enrolled at Temple Christian for twelve years. At school, Abby is involved in many things. She is a member of the National Honors Society and has participated in every drama since Temple performed “Music Man.” Abby also takes dance lessons at Lyn’s Academy of Dance, where she has danced for sixteen years.  Her favorite part of high school is getting to make new friendships that will last forever.


Abigail Johnston currently attends Lima Baptist Temple. Her favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 1:17-19, “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding[a] being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.” After high school, Abby plans to major in political science or philosophy. She also wants to go to law school to work in juvenile court, practicing criminal law. Her dream is to become a juvenile court lawyer and be able to get her Masters in social work. When asked what celebrity Abby would like to spend a day with she said, “Chance the Rapper.” Abby’s advice to the underclassmen is, “Know that high school ends eventually.” Abby says, “I’ve learned so many things about myself and how the body of Christ works as we all try to figure out what God has for us.”


Congratulations, Abby, and good luck in your future! We can’t wait to see God work through you!