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Inside the Classroom

Students at Hillcrest have continually had the case for the unborn presented to them. This week, Gregg Preston made the case as he spoke from his experience.

Educated in a secular environment, Mr. Preston painted a picture of understanding that he had developed through his education. Being taught that the issue of abortion revolved around a woman's rights, Mr. Preston introduced students to his experience of renewal as Biblical principles transformed his thinking.

Click on the picture above to be taken to the Principal's Desk blog where you can see a segment from Mr. Preston's class.

Field Experiences Set HLA Students Apart

Many students at Hillcrest have communicated that they have grown in their faith through a rigorous worldview presentation at HLA. Principal Isaac, in his opening words to the student body this year, commented that he is going to be presenting a case for the Biblical worldview through Hillcrest Academy.

Students this week had the opportunity to not only learn what a Biblical worldview entails, but they experienced it. Joining with a church in Minneapolis, students participated in a round-table discussion with a Muslim, Native American, South African Christian and an Indian researcher. Following a debrief time from this session, students ministered to protesters associated with the "Occupy Wall-Street" campaign. One of the students from the weekend experience commented, "It's like we were learning about worldview in our classes, but now we're actually experiencing it".

Students were also able to stand for the unborn at the Red River Women's Clinic. They plan to do this three more times before the 40 Days for Life campaign ends on November 6th. 

News From Around the Castle

Norwegian Students Experience Stedjan Tradition
Norwegian students will be visiting Arne Stedjan Sunday for an afternoon meal at her home. The traditional Norwegian meal will take place for students following church.
   
Nordic Ski Team Meeting
The Nordic Ski team will begin the season with an organizational meeting Sunday, October 24th at 7pm in the Hillcrest Chapel. Mr. Armin Jahr is the Hillcrest Representative for the Co-operative team.
   
Football Playoffs
Following a successful year of fall sports, the Hillcrest Football team looks to continue to represent HLA as they make a run at the MSHSL Football Playoffs. Visit Craig Olson Sports for more info.
   
Jr. High Knowledge Bowl Starts-off Season
Hillcrest has a great tradition of successful knowledgebowl teams. Students participating in Jr. High Knowledge Bowl will be attending their Knowledge Bowl meet in Fergus Falls from 8:10am-12:30pm.
   
Volleyball Playoffs
There have been many memorable nights in the Hillcrest gym this year centering around the HLA Volleyball team. They're making their playoff run this week. Visit Craig Olson Sports for more info.
   
Student Trip to Mall of America
Students will be traveling to the Mall of America Saturday, October 29th if the football team does not advance to the next round in playoffs. Students should see Craig Nersten to attend.
   
Parent Support
The One Nation Under God event is part of Hillcrest's continual thrust to equip families with Biblical worldview training. The event will occur November 12th from 10am-12pm.
   
Connecting
Principal and Mrs. Isaac will be hosting informal parent get-togethers as Hillcrest continues to unite families committed to training Biblically-based students for God's kingdom.

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