"Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it."
My name is Jordan and I grew up here at St. John’s Lutheran. I went to school at St. John's from preschool until 8th grade. I was valedictorian of my class. In high school I stumbled upon the school newspaper. After working my way from sports editor to media editor I finally became editor-in-chief my senior year. My writings have won 5 national awards. My publication has won a Pacemaker (high school journalism’s equivalent to a Pulitzer Prize) and a CSPA (Columbia Scholastic Press Association) Silver Crown. Our publications department is one of the best in the state and the only one in Indiana to operate on complete free press laws, meaning students have full content and publishing decisions. Next fall I will be attending Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. My major is writing for television, film, and emerging media. I figured I've spent a few years telling stories in print, I might as well try my luck on the big screen. However, as I get closer to graduation, I can't help but think of my own story—my time at St. John's. I grew up here. This was my home; my teachers and friends were my family. Actually, some of my best friends to this day were my friends here at St. John’s. There were so many amazing memories and lessons I learned in these walls. The most vital of which is a sense of character. I’ve discovered this character revolves around traits like kindness, resilience, and virtue. In fact, I learned if I work hard, have empathy and respect for others, and always put God first in my life, the blessing will follow. With that arming me through life, I can only be hopeful for what's to come. I am and always will be forever grateful I attended St. John's.
Dr. Mark J. Broomhead
Dr. Mark J. Broomhead graduated dental school from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2005. There he received the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
In 2017, Dr. Mark was an honoree for the Incisal Edge Dental Magazine. He was recognized as one of the top 40 dentists under 40 in the country.
Dr. Mark holds a dual dental license in both Illinois and Indiana. Dr. Mark has completed an advanced certification and is a Premier Provider for Invisalign®. He is certified in Sedation Dentistry. He is also trained in Botox® by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE). Dr. Mark is an active member in the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Indiana Dental Society, the Northwest Indiana Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Mark is committed to the continuing education these societies offer and regularly attends educational seminars so he remains current with the latest dental research and new advancements in esthetic as well as general dentistry.
Dr. Mark grew up in nearby Lansing, IL. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife Amanda, who also works in the field of dentistry, as a registered dental hygienist, and spending time with his daughter. Dr. Mark also enjoys competing in International Triathlons, especially the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, where he was a member of “Team Fox” and raised funds for Parkinson’s research.
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