Posts in Hillcrest Clubs
Syttende Mai Ventures Out of Hillcrest to Fergus Falls

I had to ask them how to say it because I was saying it wrong. May 17th--Norway’s Independence Day or Syttende Mai is a big day for some of our students. Our 26 Danielson students dressed in their best and paraded down Vernon Avenue waving the little red, white and blue flags of their country. As they walked, they sang. People who lived along their parade route came outside to talk to them or wave.

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Chaperone Reflects on God's Wonders Done Through Tour

If you could have heard your son or daughter stand up and tell of how Jesus has impacted their lives. If you could have seen them stand and belt out Happy Birthday to a 107 year old lady with party hats on their heads--going from person to person at the senior center, greeting and holding hands with the residents. If you could have seen the way your boys loaded and unloaded the bus over and over without complaint. You would have been surprised, maybe, if you heard how many references were made to missing and loving their parents at home and to hear how thankful they are for you. Together these memories form the patchwork of events that will forever be a part of the Hillcrest Choir Tour of 2017. We have much to celebrate!!

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Comets Don Converse and Nikes Bringing Good News to the West

Throughout the afternoon, we heard more details and stories of our students proclaiming Christ--at the Rushmore monument to a group of Jehovah’s Witness students, on the waterfront in Seattle to a couple of young Vietnamese young men. We marveled and the students rejoiced in the knowledge that God had given them the words to speak and that seeds of eternal consequence were planted.

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Visit Day Builds on Hillcrest Mission

A group of smiling, bright-eyed 6th graders lit up our campus today as prospective J-Hi students for next fall. They began in the science lab observing 7th graders present a report about arthropods and habitats. Next, in chapel, they explored ways we can know about God: Through his divine Word, Special Revelation, and through General Revelation--learning about God through the world he’s created.

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Dominican Mission Departs with Prayers

Today, the team left the front steps of Hillcrest to greet our friends in the Dominican Republic. Prayers were said after the team collected for a final group picture in the United States. The team will arrive in the Dominican Republic tomorrow afternoon, where they will travel right away to an outreach event, sharing the Gospel story through love, open conversations, and large group Gospel presentations.

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Comets take 1st place for 10th time in 11 years at 60 team Math Match

Teams are only as strong as their weakest member. In athletics, teams strategize to exploit weak opponents to topple strong teams. In academic competitions, it matters greatly that everyone is at a similar level. The Comets have success, noting 10 first place plaques that go back a decade hanging near Hillcrest's stairway, because the classroom is a place where all students benefit in the Castle. 

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Comet Art Students Leap from Competition to Land in Gallery

Of the 11 pieces Hillcrest carried to the art competition, only 8 will travel back to the Castle. The other three have been requested for special display in the Lake Region Arts Council's McKnight Gallery at 137 S. Mill Street. The students are invited to a special reception honoring the competitors from the Visual Art Festival on Wednesday, April 12 from 5-6pm at the McKnight Gallery.

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Comets Volunteer to Move Up a Division and Run Home with 2nd Place Trophy

Hillcrest's knowledge bowl teams have been dominant this year. First place medals usually don the necks of the top team, while Hillcrest's other three teams elbow their way on to the podium as the season winds down to the regional competition. Wednesday saw Hillcrest's top team leave the field of schools they normally compete against, hunting for more competition. The results saw the Comets board the bus with a larger medal and a greater sense of how they can improve in the coming weeks.

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