The students carried their boxes from table to table throughout the cafeteria choosing from a selection of stuffed toys and dolls, plastic animals, kazoos, crayons, markers, pencils, T-shirts, toothbrushes, combs, soap and washcloths, hats, and candy. Gifts were lovingly loaded into age/gender appropriate boxes topped with a personal note, and loaded into a larger carton for shipment to central collection stations. All total, Hillcrest assembled 113 boxes that will eventually join 12 million others to be distributed to needy children in 100 countries around the world. What a delight it is to give--Joy to the World! Prepare Him Room. Read the full article here>>
The take-away from the retreat was a renewed appreciation for sisters in Christ--people who not only lead the way on the court but in the greater scope of life as well. These are the people we want to emulate--friends that display the heart of Jesus and point us to His finished work on the cross. Read the Full Story>>
Foss Directs Break
Thor Foss delivered Hillcrest's Thanksgiving chapel. His special address ended with a letter reading of a note he penned to his son, Pastor David Foss, after their family visited. The closing of chapel directed students in their Thanksgiving vacation. Watch the Thanksgiving Address>>
Notes from Pres. Egge
Many businesses are moving from red to black this weekend. Watching these colors change in balance sheets drove Hillcrest's interim President to a more significant shift of colors on a Friday 2000 years ago. Read the full article here>>
In 2016, there’s no doubt we’re healthier. A report from the CDC says that a child born in the US today can expect to live to be 78.8--a record high. Diseases like polio and tuberculosis are practically unheard of. We are also wealthier, possessing far more physical comforts than any generation before us. Even with adjustments made for inflation, the average family is far better off financially than middle class families in 1916. The US Department of Education reports that 80% of Americans currently graduate from high school and more than a third of those go on to receive college degrees. As we consider these contrasts and conclude that we are healthier, wealthier and better educated, I have to ask two questions: Are we better off? and Has the Bible become obsolete in our time? Read the full article here>>
Hans Holzner is a gamer. His 16:30 finish in New London, MN, propelled Holzner into the state meet. Pushing through pain and displaying resolve in running a more difficult, more hilly course with aggression, Holzner finished 22nd overall in the State with a 16:40 unofficial time. Read the Full Story>>
Prayer Day Highlight
Nothing draws people together like standing on the same level. When that level involves kneeling, the bond seems to be even stronger. This week students knelt together in unifying prayer for nations, states, leaders, and friends in Hillcrest's annual Prayer Day. Watch a Highlight of Hillcrest's Prayer Day>>
Notes from Pres. Egge
A few weeks ago President Egge spoke to students in Chapel. Chapels have been a highlight for many students this year, and President Egge's address uniquely united current Hillcrest students with President Egge, a 1957 graduate who walked the halls of Hillcrest 59 years earlier. Watch President Egge's Chapel Address>>
Buffalo Wild Wings Trip
Each year the dorms load a bus of hungry students and venture to Buffalo Wild Wings for all you can eat Wing Wednesday. Students will go this Wednesday, November 9, from 4:30-9:30pm.
Football State Quarterfinal Game
November 11, at 5pm, the Football team will play at Husky Stadium on the St. Cloud State University Campus for the right to play at US Bank Stadium on Thursday, November 17.
Dorm Worship Night
Saturday, November 12 the dorms are hosting a worship night in the Hillcrest Chapel from 7:30-10pm
There are many aspects that guide Hillcrest's low-tech approach. Recently we interacted with 3 simple ones in dealing with a question from some students. Reading on, you will see a quick hit on three ideas that have shaped policies. These policies help create Hillcrest, where students love school and love the Hillcrest experience. We focus on treating every student as image-bearers of God. God is relational, so Hillcrest's classroom focus on relationships as we learn about God's world. We see that technology impedes teenage relationships, because teenagers are learning how to have conversation and communicate. So, we are low-tech, on purpose. Read the full article here>>
Setting a personal record, Holzner jumped out with the lead pack to start the race. Fans from Fergus traveled to New London, MN to watch the meet. Holzner qualified for state one year prior at the Section 6A championship in Long Prairie. His 17:30 time placed 10th in the meet. Having trained for a repeat trip to state this year, Holzner looked forward to an early kick in New London. Read the Full Story>>
HLA to Duke Research
Taylor Filippini’s Hillcrest classes in physics, anatomy, and chemistry laid a basic foundation for science. She said her teachers at Hillcrest gave her an eternal perspective, and she found herself drawing closer to God. Taylor noted that her spiritual growth at Hillcrest served to highlight her academic strengths. She is one-of-five out of 150 applicants working with Duke University's medical research team. Read the Full Story>>
Notes from Pres. Egge
"Hillcrest administered a standardized aptitude test to help us identify potential vocations. I received an appointment to discuss the test results with Pastor Levang when I received a copy of my test results. To be frank, I was pleased with my scores for, if I was reading it correctly, it indicated that I was very interested in several different fields. I had a lot of options, and I expected a good session with my advisor." Read the Full Story>>
Mall of America
The Mall of America trip was postponed last week due to the soccer playoffs. They are going Sunday, October 30. For more info contact Craig Nersten (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All School Prayer Day
Tuesday, Nov. 1 Parents are invited to join students and staff in an all-school prayer day. The day begins at 8am in the Student Activity Center. Parents are invited to attend from 8-11:45am in special parent prayer groups located behind the student and staff groups. For more info contact Ryan Garvin (email@example.com)
The Comets play on Friday, November 4 at 12:30pm in the FargoDome for a chance to advance to State.
Students begin Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 12pm. Dorm students not going home will go on a special trip to the Mall of America and stay at a water park to celebrate the holiday.
“Many caucasian individuals enter engineering fields at the bachelor and masters levels,” explained Cody. “But a majority of them graduate and take jobs in their chosen fields after that. By the time you get to research and doctorate degrees, many of the participants who are left are of Asian descent.” Cody Joy explains how Hillcrest prepared him for a path in the sciences with training extending outside the classroom. Read the full article here>>
The Position Announcement and application are available for download. The Search Committee will submit final candidates to the HLA Board of Directors for a final decision. Read the Full Update>>
Students Driven Deeper
“Sometimes the dorms can get really lonely and you can get really homesick,” one girl shares after reading Night by Elie Wiesel in Philosophy and Religion. “But God is always there for you...No matter how dark or lonely the situation feels.” Mr. Preston's class does more than teach philosophy. Read the Full Story>>
Notes from Pres. Egge
Yesterday, someone asked me to describe a favorite teacher. After a quick mental scan of excellent instructors, I focused on one, Martin Holoien, and said, "He was able to communicate a concept in two lines, and he used interesting, relevant illustrations to help us understand." Read the Full Story>>