Posts tagged Student Life
Hillcrest Closes Classes with Highlight of Chapel Program

Ihrke then called students to consider the reality of the redemption and restoration offered to students through the finished work of Jesus Christ's life, death, and resurrection. In closing out the final moments of the chapel program, Ihrke called students to consider their life and the reality they've engaged in at Hillcrest. His message was a call to all to find themselves living in line with the reality of what they've engaged at Hillcrest Academy.

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Comet Golfers Take Second Place in Best Meet of the Season

When John Vall approached his shot on hole one after swinging through holes 16, 17, and 18, there were voices echoing in the trees. His drive landed him 15 feet ahead of his golfing party, and his second stroke was smooth and confident as his party tried to engage him in conversation while he lined up his shot. His second shot landed his ball 20 feet from the pin, and as he walked up the slight incline for his third stroke on the par four, John conservatively played for an eight foot put that tapped in the cup while his party marked down another par for the meets top scorer.

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Comet Golfers Set Personal Bests as Vall Places First

Mikey played a tough front 9 on Tuesday at Tipsinah Moungs in Elbow Lake, MN. His golf partner, Noah Chase, was leading the pace through the first four holes. After a tough par four, where Chase shot two over and Mikey stroke for par, Mikey settled in and finished the front nine with steady pace, shooting par or one over to finish the front nine four over par, tied with perennial state golfer Noah Chase.

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HIT Turns 52, Holds First HIT Wheelchair Game

The Hillcrest Invitational Tournament (HIT) started over fifty years ago. While the Minnesota State High School League offered a tournament style offering for public schools, private schools were not eligible to participate in the high school league until 1974. Hillcrest turned to churches, asking church teams to venture to Fergus Falls to compete against the Hillcrest basketball teams.

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Hillcrest Takes 2nd Place in 60 Team Regional Math Competition

Over 480 students gathered for the Tri-College math competition at Concordia in Moorhead last week to gauge the areas top math students. The mathematics departments from Concordia College, NDSU, and MSU-Moorhead organize the regional competition each year, and over the past twelve years Hillcrest has placed a team in the top three positions. The 2018 teams looked to continue the decade of momentum Hillcrest students have built in the classroom.

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Hillcrest Celebrates Full House at Open House

On Tuesday night Principal Jeff Isaac gave a ten minute overview of the Hillcrest program using the school's recently updated School Profile. In his opening, Principal Isaac referred to an academic survey that shows students who engage in the Bible four times or more per week have a natural decrease in the likelihood of participating in premarital sex, pornography, smoking, getting drunk, and having suicidal and destructive thoughts. He noted that Hillcrest students engage in Bible training in every class every day, making the point that attending Hillcrest offers a longterm health and social benefit.

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Lady Comets Soar in Senior Night

Seniors Paige Schultz and Anna Murray embraced at center court as head coach Hannah Clark talked about their leadership and the attitude they bring to work hard and unite their team in daily practices. The girls' smiles beamed, with Paige's parents by her side, a clear testimony to the girls' enjoyment in the game of Basketball. The warm engagement at center court was recreated after the final buzzer as the two led their team to a strong victory on Senior Night.

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Comets Honor Senior Scholars at Basketball Senior Night

Before the starting lineups were announced Coach Gregg Preston called his seniors to mid-court to address them. With the stands sitting on every word being spoken about the Comet leaders,  the character of the class of 2018 was on display. It was a short treatise to reveal why so many Comet players focus on the game of life after the final buzzer of their last night in a Comet uniform sounds.

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Comets Move Up Six Spots for Top 10 Finish at Large School Meet

Hillcrest's first team, Zak Zwiers, Eric Konynenbelt, Dan Isaac, and Shantanu Mallick started the meet back in twelfth place. The written round hit the first team hard and placed them far down the hall from Hillcrest's second team, featuring Jack Nordick, Jake Rasmussen, Carter Mitchell, and Juliana Undseth, who placed in a top room ranking fourth in the competition after the written round.

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Comets Put Together Second Half Run to Leap Out of Slump

The quick sprint for the Comets into their locker room was done underneath a scoreboard that showed a 22-20 halftime lead for the Comets. Tough defense earned Hillcrest the lead, but the Rothsay Tigers showed the Comets they were there to play, sticking out their own defensive stands to hold the Comets to 22 points behind an athletic effort that locked down the Comet post game with a solid zone defense. 

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