Jack Hatch

What years have you attended Forest Lake Academy?
Freshman and half of sophomore

What do you love about Forest Lake Academy?
I love the felling of togetherness I feel on campus.

Describe one of your favorite teachers and tell why he/she is a favorite:
my math teacher, Mrs Denton, is one of my favorites. She is very knowledgable about the subject and knows how to teach it in a way I genuinely understand.

In what ways have you grown in your faith as a result of your experience at Forest Lake Academy?
I have come to see God as more of a friend, rather than some mysterious being above.

Tell us your story about how Forest Lake Academy has made a difference in your life:
When I came to Forest Lake, I was an extreme introvert. Most of my freshman year, I kept to myself; I wasn’t one to talk to people I wasn’t well aquatinted with. Then, one day, someone saw me sitting alone and decided to come over and introduce themselves. At that moment, I started to feel a little more comfortable. Eventually, I made some friends, and then some more! I am thankful to those that went out of their way to talk to me; it’s made a huge difference in my life.

How do you feel that FLA is preparing you for graduation, college and life? What are your plans after you graduate?
I feel that they are definitely preparing us for the rigor of college. The amount of work we do can be overwhelming, but it will all pay off in the end. I am still undecided as to what I will be doing after college. Part of me wants to go into a field involving mathematics, but the other half really wants to be a football player. We will see where God leads me.

Jack Hatch