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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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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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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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Elise Wutka Enters Hillcrest with Mission Heart

“The children were running through sewage rivers and dirty streets and they didn’t have even half the clothes they needed,” Elise smiles as she retells scenes from memories of Costa Rica. “But, they were still so happy to just be together and to be with us.” She freely shares about a place that seemingly holds her heart, remembering the impact her family was able to make through Christ.

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Roommates Reminisce to First Meeting During Mission Trip

The first time we met she was coming off of a long yellow school bus. Her lightly tinted strawberry blonde hair fell gently on her small black backpack. Surrounding her were a virtual forest of tall blonde Norwegian classmates who were now crowding in a circle in the parking lot behind the Hillcrest castle. The huddle broke, and she slowly moved down the line of Hillcrest students, who were eagerly greeting their new Norwegian classmates. She introduced herself to each one, reaching out a hand of greeting with a smile plastered to her face. I immediately recognized her name.

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Students Invest Chapel Time Packing Boxes for World in Need

Flames danced in the glass pebbles of the fireplace in Hillcrest Lutheran Academy's Student Union while Christmas music rang out over the speakers. The entire student body blew in from the frosty Hillcrest campus on Wednesday, stomping cold feet and breathing into cupped hands to warm themselves. The students swarmed around a photo area to have pictures taken with their friends, pictures that would be printed to be placed inside boxes that read "Operation Christmas Child" as students participated in packing boxes for children in need.

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Students Brave Freezing Temps for Sunrise Worship

Minute by minute the sky lightens, revealing tall prairie grasses bowing under silver frost. Empty milkweed pods with beards of snow-white seeds huddle companionably next to the skeletons of black-eyed susans. Faces among the crowd of Hillcrest students are now recognizable in the yellow light of day. The musicians are not alone but joined by dozens of teenagers who rose in the dark to greet the day with worship. They join all creation to praise the Creator in this perfect setting to begin the Lord’s Day.

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Hillcrest Students Gather in Prayer for Graduates

Students shuffled between rows of chairs to circled groups Wednesday morning at Hillcrest. The groups were a small sample of the Hillcrest community. A junior high student sat amidst a student from Norway, one of Asia, and a handful of friends from the United States. There were over 16 groups meeting, led by a student from the senior class who would usher in the purpose of their gathering.

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