St. Stephens Lutheran School Alumni

St. Stephens Lutheran School Alumni

Celebrating over 70 years of providing Christian Education to our community, the SSLS Alumni Connections page wants to reconnect with Alumni, Friends, and Family.  The goal is to keep you connected with other alumni and friends of the school, keep you informed about the school, and offer opportunities to participate in the heart of our school ministry, as well as ways to raise funds for the future that God has in mind for the school and its mission.

We need your help.  Please provide us with your current information so we can stay in touch and offer you a means to keep others informed of major events in your life.  We are collecting info from:

  • SSLS graduates
  • Parents of SSLS graduates
  • Former students
  • Former staff members
  • Friends of the school
  • St. Stephens Lutheran Church members

 

Letter from Dr. Cain

Letter from Dr. Cain

After graduating from SSLS in 1998, I attended St. Stephens High School, N.C State University, then on to Campbell University School of Pharmacy where I earned my Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011. I currently work for Walgreens in Raleigh as a community pharmacist. I have been married to my lovely wife Lauren for almost 7 years.  We met in Raleigh shortly before I began pharmacy school. We like to travel, go to concerts and festivals, play golf, go camping, and spend time with our pets (two cats and a leopard gecko). During my spare time I play lead 5-string banjo for my local bluegrass band, the Oak City String Band.

I have two distinct, fond memories of my time at SSLS, both of which include former principal Jon Guelzow. In October 1998, I had emergency surgery after my appendix ruptured.  I was eager to get back to school, but my first day back didn’t last long.  I remember walking down the hallway late that morning feeling lightheaded and dizzy. Principal Guelzow happened to be nearby, and literally caught me in his arms as I was about to fall to the floor. He quickly took me to his office to lie down while he called my parents.

The other memory is when Principal Guelzow was our substitute teacher one afternoon in Mrs. Beverly Lenoir’s 8th grade social studies class. What sticks out in my mind most was his anecdotal teaching style.  He was very engaging and enthusiastic, using his famous catchy segues such as “Meanwhile, back at the ranch...” He wanted us to be sure to tell our teacher upon her return, “Gee, Mrs. Lenoir, Mr. G sure is a great teacher. He should sub for you more often!” My point with these stories is to emphasize what a good man Jon Guelzow is and how lucky this school is to have had him serve as Principal.

My siblings, Kyle Grant and Emily Cain also graduated from SSLS. Seventh-grader Bradley Cain is my bonus brother.

 

Dr. Erich Cain

 

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