Leslie Delgado

Senior Spotlight: Leslie Delgado

By: Grace Smith

Leslie Denise Delgado was born on March 2, 2001. Her parents are Alma and Jeremie Boop. Her brother and sister’s names are Jaime and Alana Delgado. She has attended Temple Christian since her freshman year of high school. During her time at Temple Christian School, Leslie has been involved in the girls’ basketball team, choir, and the bowling team. Leslie’s favorite part of high school is the basketball seasons.

She is involved with the youth group at Lima Baptist Temple, where she also regularly attends church. Leslie’s favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

After high school, Leslie plans to go to college to become an Occupational therapist assistant. Her dream is to have a beautiful family of her own. If Leslie could spend a day with any celebrity, it would be the famous soccer star Alex Morgan, because has always been a huge inspiration to her.

Leslie’s advice to the underclassmen is to have fun, and not to stress too much. The part about Temple that has affected her life the most is the strong friendships she has built.

May God bless you on your future endeavours, Leslie!

Dakota Clay

Senior Spotlight: Dakota Clay

By: Allison Durst

Dakota Andrew Clay was born on October 9, 2000. He is the son of Michelle and Darrell Clay. Dakota has two older siblings, Lynnea and DJ, and two younger siblings, Darrick and Dawson.

He has attended Temple Christian School since K4. While at Temple, Dakota has participated in two years of band, three years of choir, four years of soccer, and four years of basketball. He also participated in the play, The Trouble with Being Tucker Dowt. Dakota says that his favorite part of high school is the class parties.

Dakota currently attends County Line Church of the Brethren. His favorite Bible verse is Matthew 6:34, which says, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

After high school, Dakota plans to go to college and become a mechanical engineer. He also hopes to continue playing live music wherever he lives. When asked which famous person he would spend the day with if possible, Dakota said that it would be Abraham Lincoln, because Dakota is “inspired by his leadership in times of crisis.”

Dakota’s advice to underclassmen is to “get involved and enjoy the time you have in high school.” He says that the part about Temple that has affected his life the most is the teachers who have left a very positive impact on his life.

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

Brody Bowman (SS)

Senior Spotlight: Brody Bowman

By: Lydia Bassett

Brody Rodney Bowman was born on June 8, 2001. He is the son of Bruce and Rosanne Bowman. Brody has one brother, Brock Bowman.

Brody has attended Temple Christian School for fourteen years. He has participated in basketball, soccer, baseball, student government, art, band, choir, and the National Honor Society during his time at Temple. Brody has also participated in several theatrical productions including Hello, Dolly!, Little Women, and The Trouble with Being Tucker Dowt. Brody says his favorite part of high school was hanging out with his friends and having fun.

Brody currently attends church at Lima Baptist Temple in Lima, Ohio. His favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

When asked about his plans after high school, Brody says he would like to attend a college that allows him to study art and film without accumulating a lot of debt. He wants to find a career where he can make films and use his artistic abilities while also living his life for Christ. If he could spend a day with any famous person, Brody says he would choose Robert Downey Jr. because he admires his acting talent, or Chris Pratt because “he seems like a really fun guy and is hilarious in films.” Brody advises the underclassmen to “enjoy high school, don’t stress too much, appreciate your teachers, and commit wholeheartedly to following Christ because you will never regret it.” Brody says that many aspects of Temple have influenced his life, such as the great example set by the teachers, the amazing friendships, and the important life lessons he has learned from sports. “My mom and dad are both a part of the school and have obviously impacted me greatly! The school has always been a part of my life and has been a very positive part as well. The atmosphere has grown and shaped me in many ways,” says Brody.

We wish you the best of luck wherever God directs you, Brody!

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!