Jason You Connects with Cultures

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Jason You Connects with Cultures

"Every Saturday the Korean students meet in the chapel to encourage each other in spiritual growth. We use this time to share the words of God, to talk about our story, and to grow up spiritually."

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Dave Strom Passes Storied Tradition in Retirement from Choir

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Dave Strom Passes Storied Tradition in Retirement from Choir

In the fall of 1991, Dave Strom started teaching at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy. Twenty-three years ago he stepped into the classroom for the first time as the choir director. Now, Mr. Strom is pursuing pastoral leadership. Throughout his years at Hillcrest, Mr. Strom has led the choir from coast to coast. He has created a legacy of professionalism in the fine arts that is a hallmark of Hillcrest Academy’s Music Department.

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Bo Anderson Share Incredible Talent

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Bo Anderson Share Incredible Talent

A prodigy is a young person who is unusually talented in some way. Bo Anderson, a part-time seventh grader at Hillcrest, is a musician prodigy. 

Last week Bo played a short concert for the Hillcrest student body. His performance was nothing short of amazing. With his various genres of songs he showed the student body his amazing skill with the accordion. 

 

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Holleman Fans 18 to Lead Owls Past Comets

Hillcrest fell to an outstanding pitching performance by Taylor Holleman of Hancock 3-1 at Legion Field on a beautiful Tuesday evening for baseball.  Hollemon struck out 18 Comets for the complete game victory.  It was the first game of the season for Hillcrest while the Owls extended their record to 4-1.

Hillcrest also had excellent pitching from starter Chris Tungseth and reliever Sean McGuire.  All of Hancock's runs were unearned as they took advantage of a first inning error and 2 third inning errors. Brandon Shaw led the way with a single and RBI double, accounting for...

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Hillcrest Baseball Season Preview

Steve Undseth begins his eleventh year as Head Coach of the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy baseball team with five returning players from a year ago, including senior leaders Connor Aasness (SS/P) and Quincy Undseth (SS/P).  Aasness was an honorable mention All-Conference player last season.

Aasness hit .310 last year and Undseth hit .286 with a team leading 17 stolen bases.  The three other returning players are juniors Jared Christenson (1B/3B) and Evan Malmstrom (C), and senior Caleb Mathison (LF).  Christenson led the team in RBI while batting .256.  Mathison hit .400 in 25 at bats and Malmstrom had a .365 on base percentage.

"In high school baseball it usually...

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Hillcrest Girls Track and Field Season Preview

With the return of section qualifier Abigail Christenson (distance) and three other varsity letter winners, the Hillcrest Girls Track and Field team finds itself short on numbers as far as experienced varsity athletes, but with sixteen girls out for the team their numbers have increased slightly.

"We have better numbers this year, but still relatively low to the other schools in the area," commented Head Coach Allen Aase, now in his seventh season.

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Hillcrest Boys Track and Field Season Preview

Anders Bjorndahl broke school records in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs last spring, but the Hillcrest Comets will have to move into 2014 without Bjorndahl in the lineup.  Han Gao (sprinter) and Kevy Konynenbelt (middle distance) both qualified for Section competition and are back to lead HLA.

Seniors Luke Joy (sprints) and Gus Anderson (middle distance), junior Nathan Christenson (middle distance), freshman Tommy Thompson (distance) and eighth-grader Eric Konynenbelt (middle distance) also return from last season...

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Re-Connecting Cultures

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Re-Connecting Cultures

I visited America when I was in sixth grade. In 2006 my dad and I traveled along the west coast of the United States. Five years later I decided to come to the USA again with a different purpose, to attend high school at Hillcrest Academy in Fergus Falls. 

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So Much More Than Just a Mission Trip

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So Much More Than Just a Mission Trip

On the fifteenth of April twelve students will leave for the Dominican Republic on a seven day mission trip. It is a chance for students to not only minister to those less fortunate, but it is an opportunity for these students to minister to those who may never have heard the story of Jesus Christ. Although they may encounter some adversity and challenges, the students will make the most of every opportunity to share the gospel.

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Comets in the Classroom

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Comets in the Classroom

The worries of college and graduation are close at hand for Hillcrest students. Preparing for post-secondary studies doesn’t mean a student can’t enjoy high school, but headaches are avoided for students who start thinking of their transition to adulthood early. College discussions help students consider what they should pursue in life and what steps to take in attaining their goal. Mrs. Ruth Juliot, Hillcrest’s guidance counselor, gave suggestions for where high school students should prepare in their steps toward college.

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Hillcrest Softball Season Preview

With the one-two pitching punch of Kelsey Nersten and Laura Tungseth returning for the 2014 season, the Hillcrest softball team will be in a position to challenge their opponents every time they take the field.

"Watching Kelsey and Laura develop ino effective and consistent pitchers who walk few batters was one of the highlights of last season," said fourth year Head CoachCraig Nersten...

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Falcons Top Comets in North Sub-Section 6A Title Game

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Falcons Top Comets in North Sub-Section 6A Title Game

The Park Christian Falcons topped the Hillcrest Comets 47-39 in the North Sub-Section 6A title game on Tuesday night at Concordia College in Moorhead.  The loss marked the end of the season for the Comets, who finish with a record of 18-9.  The Falcons will now face undefeated, defending Section 6A champion Battle Lake at 7:00pm Friday at Concordia College...

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Comet Boys Advance with 70-55 Win Over Waubun

The Hillcrest Lutheran Academy boys basketball team posted a 70-55 win over Waubun on Saturday afternoon at Concordia College in Moorhead.  With the win the Comets advance to play Park Christian School in the Section 6A semifinals at six o'clock Tuesday night at Concordia.

Hillcrest shot 60% (26/43) from the field and made  6-of-16 (38%) from beyond the arc...

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Lowell Quam: God's Faithful Agent

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Lowell Quam: God's Faithful Agent

Few students have the opportunity to be taught by a man who has many similarities to the Apostle Paul. While Mr. Quam’s story isn’t an exact page out of Paul’s epistles, his experience did have a shapring effect to his view on life and his role in presenting Christ to the world. 

In northern Minnesota Mr Quam, a Spanish and bible teacher at Hillcrest, was born to two parents who passionately loved God. He was raised in a very conservative and strict home, and at a very young age he knew he wanted to do something great for God’s kingdom...

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Christian Education Celebrated

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Christian Education Celebrated

Comets vs. Park Christian Marks Storied History of Celebrated Education 

There’s a special significance in connecting around the game of basketball. Maybe that’s why each year players and fans look forward to the Hillcrest versus Park Christian basketball double-header. This year everything about the night created excitement - from the game of basketball, to the fundraising, the special announcers, and the evening dinner that took place...

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