Connor Kopko

Media, Culture, and the Arts

Summa Cum Laude

Connor: you did it! Congrats! I remember with fondness “Foundations of Politics” in Fall 2019–our first semester at King’s–and how much I appreciated your respectful disposition, intelligence, and hard work. All the best to you! Psalm 90:12.

— Dr. Joseph Griffith

Achievements

  • President of the House of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 2021-22
  • Chamberlain of the House of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 2020-21. Vice President of The King’s Cinema Society, 2021-22
  • Wrote and Directed the short film “Routine” with The King’s Cinema Society
  • Co-Creator of “Normal? A New Musical” in Spring 2022
  • Acted in “A Time Traveler’s Dilemma” which won Best Sci-Fi Short of 2021 at the Indie Short Fest in Los Angeles
  • Cast as a recurring character in the Pureflix series “Welcome to Hope”
  • Assistant Stage Manager intern with Sea Dog Theater
  • Summer Academy student worker in 2020 under Brittin Ward

House

House of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Notes for Connor

Connor, thank you for your work in our marketing video series! It was a delight to work with you, even briefly, and I’m confident that whatever you put your mind to in the future you’ll knock it out of the park with the same enthusiasm! Congratulations!

You were a brilliant helper in Summer Academy with the right knack to engage high school students online. All the best to you in your next steps. – Prof Glader

Connor Kopko! You’re graduating! I am so proud of you and cannot wait to see all of the amazing work you do! Thanks for being a friend!

CONNOR! Congrats! I am so honored to have you as our class valedictorian! You are so incredibly kind, hard-working, talented in every single way. I am always amazed by your talent— especially your Christlike character. Very few people exude the love and character of Christ, and you do it so well. Good luck with all of your future endeavors

You are truly one of the most talented people I know. It’s been wonderful to take acting and advanced dramatic writing with you this semester(even though I’m still salty about Stacy)
Kings won’t be the same without you Connor!! I’ll miss you! Can’t wait to see what amazing things God has in store for you!

I’m so excited to live with you next year! Proud of you and the work you’ve done.

Connor, you never cease to impress. And yet you don’t demand the attention and accolades! I remember hosting you at King’s for an Inviso visit when I was a freshman. (We may or may not have tossed a bag of flour out the window.) But now, you are the valedictorian of our class and an extremely accomplished student, creative, President, and friend. I don’t know where your drive comes from, but it’s inspiring and convicting. I pray you will continue to use your talents to glorify God. Love you man!

So so glad to have you as my little man! Your humility is astounding. I will never forget your absolutely positive resolve when we were making our great escape from Europe and everyone else was losing hope. You’ve done so much for the community at Kings, congrats!

Congratulations, I am so happy for you.

May the LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.

connor eustuce kopko, i do not understand your affinity for grandma’s cookies, but I hope it takes you far in life.

Connor! You’ve been a friend since day one of Brand’s Western Civ. You pulled an all-nighter with us, as we scrambled to write our papers — after finishing your’s hours before. You haven’t sacrificed a deep concern for othres in the pursuit of continued academic excellence. You’ve managed to do so much so well without burning out. I’ve witnessed firsthand the way you pursue, encouraged, and support your friends. And I haven’t even mentioned your promising musical and acting talents either. Bonhoeffer, King’s, and the student body will miss your presence next year. Thankful for you and keep in touch!

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