Hillcrest E-Connect 6/18/16

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In This Issue

2 Reasons the Public is Faltering in Orlando
8th Grader Makes State Golf Appearance
Staff Iron Out 2016 School Theme
Students Prepped to Battle Bad Ideas
Hillcrest Named a Top 30 School Nationally

2 Big Reasons the Public is Faltering in Orlando

Thumb swipes in Instagram and Snapchat stopped on a dime for me Sunday morning. An hours old shooting was starting to gain traction on social media and some of the loudest voices were calling for a tempered Christian perspective. For me, it felt like the entire Christian community was walking on eggshells enroute to pew-filled sanctuaries which seemed so far removed from the gay nightclub surrounded by mourners. A steady stream of critical voices flooded my social media newsfeed in the following days, linking a Christian's Biblical view of homosexuality to the horrendous actions of the terrorist who shot-up a gay night club in Orlando. Read the full article>>

Campus News

8th Grader at State

8th grader Noah Chase represented Hillcrest at the State Golf Meet this week. He finished with the top 50. Read the Full Story>>

Season Ending Medals

The Comets earned a host of accolades in continuing success on the diamond. Read the full story>>
Principal's Desk

Staff Process Theme

Hillcrest faculty and staff met the week students left to wrestle-out the theme for the 2016-17 school year. Read the Full Story>>

Prepared for Ideas

Just because someone has an idea doesn't make it true. Students heard that a lot this year. Here is a story from Hillcrest's classrooms this year. Read the full story>>

Alumni News

Hillcrest Top 30 in U.S.

Hillcrest was recognized as a top 30 Christian Boarding School. Catch the ranking on The Best Schools. Read the Ranking Profiles>>

HLA Top 16 Locally

Hillcrest was recognized for over 90 years of ministry in Fergus Falls last week. The school was ranked #16 on the community's top sites. Read the full story>>

Comet Calendar

Open Gym
Hillcrest's Athletic Department is conducting open gym for athletes Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6-9pm. Please note that June 13-22 there will not be open gym because the gym floor is being refinished.
Hillcrest-Eleva Strum Basketball Camp
Hillcrest is hosting the Eleva-Strum Basketball Camp from June 26-29. Register by contacting Gregg Preston (gpreston@ffhillcrest.org)
School Prayer Time
Hillcrest is hosting a special school prayer time June 24 at 7pm in the Hillcrest chapel. All parents, students, and friends of Hillcrest are invited to attend. 
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