Swanhild Algaard attended Hillcrest in the 1940s. Her recollection of memories penned in the Hillcrest Beacon in 1943 mark time honored traditions that started with move-in day and welcome week. Algaard walked into a school culture that was operating for nearly three decades before her Hillcrest experience. Some sixty years later, Hillcrest students are still experiencing the emotions and joy that made an eternal impact on Algaard.
Students Prepare for 100 Year Tradition in Welcome Week
"It was way back in the fall when we first stood in line to register. Some of us stood there with great big lumps in our throats and felt as if we were only hands and feet. Then after registration we went up to our bare rooms, threw ourselves on the bed and cried oceans of tears. After a while a friendly senior came in and persuaded us to come out and meet some of the nicest girls we have ever seen, and before long we began to feel right at home." Read More from Swanhild Algaard's Hillcrest experience HERE>>
Sam Ihrke has met with faculty and staff this summer to begin his leadership role as the student body chaplain. This video from his sophomore year sheds some light onto how God was preparing him for this role when Sam was still years away from this leadership position. Listen to Sam's testimony HERE>>
Caretaker to Coach
To their dismay, many discover that what constitutes good parenting of a newborn is not healthy parenting of a senior in high school. Ultimately, what must happen during the teenage years, is the transfer of power and dependence. How graciously parents are able to navigate this exchange will set the tone for all future interactions and, hopefully, a lifelong, intergenerational friendship. READ THE FULL ARTICLE>>
School Theme Reflection
Hillcrest's school theme reflects the 100+ years of teaching and training, helping students ground their view of the world in the Bible. Hillcrest's chapel program will lead the charge in fleshing out the school theme, guiding students to move through the four movements in scripture: Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration. READ THE FULL ARTICLE>>