Colin Bortmess celebrated a milestone this weekend, but his faith has bigger things in store for him.
Bortmess, 18, is a native of Rochester, Illinois, and he moved to Council Bluffs before his sophomore year. He ended his high school career at Lewis Central High School, and he said he couldn’t be happier with his time spent as a member of the Titan family.
“I feel so good about the experience,” he said. “Everyone has been so awesome, friendly and helpful. I wouldn’t trade the memories for anything.”
Bortmess and the rest fo L.C.’s Class of 2019 crossed the Mid-America Center stage to receive their diplomas Sunday. Looking back at his high school journey, Bortmess said it was “challenging, but fun,” and he can’t believe he’s about to start a new journey as an adult.
“It’s very surreal,” he said. “It’s surreal to think that this chapter’s over and I’m moving on to a new part of life.”
Bortmess plans on majoring in worship ministry at Hope International University in California. He said he felt his calling last summer and recently committed to spending his life spreading the word of God. He said he wants to become a minister at any church that needs him, saying he will follow his calling wherever it leads him.
Bortmess has a lot work ahead of him, but he is taking some time to relax and enjoy his accomplishments over the summer. Before he heads to sunny California he’ll be heading to the east coast to enjoy an equally-sunny Orlando trip with the L.C. fine arts department.