Student Profile: Luke Dickson

Posted on March 24, 2016

Builders of culture

At NSA, one of our primary goals is to equip our students for the work of building Christian culture. This is an enterprise that extends far beyond the classroom, and we are grateful for the variety of ways that our students, like the ones featured in our Student Profiles series, are already taking up the tools they've been given to labor in building Christ's Kingdom.

Meet one of our culture builders

For our Student Profiles series, the College interviews a handful of outstanding students who were selected for their leadership skills, academic strength, personal integrity, and involvement in the life of the community. This month, we feature senior class whip, Lucas Dickson, from Boise, Idaho.

NSA: Tell us a little about yourself.

LD: I spent the first ten years of my life in New York and Pennsylvania before moving to Boise, Idaho in 2004. I mostly attended public school, though a few of my earlier years were split between homeschooling and catholic school. While I was in high school, my brother began attending the Ambrose School, and that was when I first heard of classical Christian education. After speaking with a teacher at the school, I began to think for the first time of what education was really intended to do. I saw that a secular education really did little more than input information, and took no care to develop a free mind. I decided to visit New Saint Andrews, loved the curriculum and the community, and decided that I wanted to receive this type of education.

NSA: Why did you come to NSA?

LD: I came to NSA because I wanted an education that would change the way I saw the world. I didn't want to receive some broadly career-oriented education like most colleges provide. I wanted to think and understand like a Christian, because I knew that a true education for a Christian has to teach how to live fully in Christ, not just how to get a job.

NSA: What do you intend to do after NSA?

LD: Though I haven't decided on exactly what I plan to do after NSA, I'm interested in teaching. I especially enjoy history and languages, and would love to have an opportunity to pass that on to students.

NSA: What are your hobbies?

LD: I love being outside, going on hikes, and kayaking. Since starting NSA, I've developed a love for poetry and literature, and every course I take leaves me with a longer list of books that I'm trying to tackle in my free time.


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