The hall resounded with the voices of politicians and church leaders singing Amazing Grace. Eric Metaxas closed his speech before the National Prayer Breakfast in 2012 with the formidable hymn as he spoke with confident eloquence calling for action and resolve against dehumanizing policies that are being implemented in the United States. His speech no doubt left him with a dry mouth, noting President Obama to his right and Nancy Pelosi to his left as he spoke against many of the actions they have taken politically to dehumanize the unborn and diminish the leadership voice of the church regarding social issues.
This week's Principal's Blog introduces Eric Metaxas' book on Detrich Bonhoeffer with a short video and a short picture of how Hillcrest is working to instill a Bonhoeffer-like resolve into the hearts of students to live a life of significance.
Winter Weekend Greeting
This past weekend was a highlight for many high school students. The annual President's Day Winter Weekend is a Christian Camp's highlight for the winter. Both Tuscarora and Inspiration Point Bible Camp held special gatherings.
Hillcrest students unable to make the trip to Tuscarora to attend Winter Weekend put together a short video testimony and greeting for their friends. You're able to view the video on the Campus Ministries Blog.
Hillcrest Halls Valentines Edition
Secret Brother week is a time at Hillcrest where female students secretly bless their friends with gifts and goodies in celebration of Valentine's Day. The week ends with the girls revealing their secret identity to their adopted brothers for the week and the brothers return the favor with goodies or a dinner for their secret sisters.
Liz Peterson took a camera around during one of the days to give you a glimpse of some of the fun happening in the halls during the duldrum months of winter. To watch the short highlight visit the Campus Ministries Blog.
A number of scholarships are nearing their deadlines as graduation approaches. A local scholarship that is highly revered is the Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship.
The Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship Award Board, the Fergus Falls Sertoma Club, and the Rohde family founded the Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship Award in 2002. After Mike’s untimely death of a hereditary heart disease in 2000 at age 51, the Mike Rohde Foundation was established to administer a scholarship award in his name. The award is meant to honor an individual who embodies the warm, fun-loving, and energetic spirit of Mike and his dedication to contributing to his community.
The Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship Award Board highly recommends that all senior students be aware of this Scholarship and the deadline of March 29th. Please be aware that the selection committee looks very closely at all applications and considers many factors in addition to academic performance. The committee is looking for an applicant who has the greatest potential to succeed.
The scholarship award is $1500.00. To download the application please CLICK HERE.
Around the Castle
Saturday Basketball Double-Header The Comets have a busy week starting Saturday morning at Park Christian, Battle Lake and Underwood. Game times are listed on the Comet Practice Schedule.
Friday Night Snow-Jam The dormitories are planning a Friday Night packed with activity Friday, February 22nd. High school students are invited to attend.
Concert Choir Performance Hillcrest's Concert Choir is gearing-up for the spring tour with a local tour to Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Knowledge Bowl Meet Hillcrest's Knowledge Bowl team will represent Hillcrest at the Concordia Moorhead meet this Wednesday. They will depart at 7:40am and return to HLA at approx. 3:30pm.