This week we had a full campus. Over twenty alumni from last year came back to visit us at Hillcrest. Students from as far as Norway met with friends going to school in Arizona and California to reunite at Hillcrest. I can’t believe that these kids took their first spring break of college and came back to Hillcrest!
One of the alumni shared her testimony in chapel. She talked about the difficulty it is to follow Christ in a world that doesn’t know about and respect her faith. She said she is finding hope in how Jesus is continually making himself new to her, even in times of doubt and wandering. I hope you’re encouraged by her testimony.
To bookend the chapel program this week, Zak Zwiers shared how he has grown up in his faith while at Hillcrest. Zak is a very bright student who started at Hillcrest in seventh grade. Looking back on his time, Zak is encouraged by the way God has revealed Himself to Zak while Zak has been at Hillcrest. I hope you’re encouraged to hear how students are growing in their faith here.
One of the programs Zak has participated in while he’s been at HLA is the Knowledge Bowl. I am continually impressed at the success our competitive academic teams are. Zak and his friends placed two teams in the top six in their most recent meet against 35 teams. I hope you’re encouraged to see that our students are performing well as they compete against the top students in our region through the Knowledge Bowl competitions.
Lastly, if you’re in the area we would love to see you at our Open House. The Open House is a great way for you to receive a holistic update on Hillcrest, going through how we build faith, develop intellect, and strengthen character. Principal Isaac will give a brief overview of the program before we split off into groups to go on a tour to meet teachers who will give us an update on how they integrate faith and the Bible into every academic discipline they teach. We are giving away a number of door prizes and a free semester of tuition that can be transferred to an attendee. We would love to see you here!
President Brad Hoganson
Alumna Visits to Share Testimony in First Year After HLA
Yeeun Moon visited Hillcrest, along with over twenty of her classmates from 2017 this past week. Their time visiting the Viking Cafe and walking to Holiday gas station was bookended by times in Hillcrest's classrooms and Yeeun sharing her testimony in chapel. Yeeun shared how the Lord has been challenging her after her time at Hillcrest. LISTEN TO YEEUN'S MESSAGE>>
Hillcrest was the only team to place their two squads in the top six at the Knowledge Bowl meet this week. The senior team continues to set the pace for Hillcrest's underclassmen, who are often at the heels of their elders in competition. READ THE FULL STORY HERE>>
HLA Open House
Friends, families, and alumni of Hillcrest are all invited to our Open House on Tuesday, March 6 to gain an understanding of some of the ways Hillcrest has improved. Attendees will receive an overview of Hillcrest's current program, participate in a tour to classrooms to meet teachers, and hear how Hillcrest students are equipped for college and have their faith strengthened in Hillcrest's holistic program. TO FIND OUT MORE CLICK HERE>>
Zwiers Shares in Chapel
Hillcrest Senior Zak Zwiers shared some of the ways he has been encouraged as he has grown up at Hillcrest. Zak is completing his six year as a Comet, starting when he was in seventh grade. As Zak looks back over his years at Hillcrest he sees a formed maturation in his faith that is driving him to a deeper and more confident relationship with Jesus Christ. LISTEN TO ZAK'S STORY HERE>>