Hillcrest Lists 29 Clubs for Students

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Hillcrest Lists 29 Clubs for Students

The Hiking club started their year with a simple walk to Lake Alice, visiting the Fergus Falls River Walk. Principal Jeff Isaac started the club to introduce students to the beauty of mid-western Minnesota. In two weeks the group will visit Maplewood State Park. The group connects with former Hillcrest instructor Lowell Quam who teaches students basic plant recognition and often takes students to his favorite fruit trees and plants on their walk to show some of the wild fruit grown in the area.

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Comets First Day Marks Beginning to Thoughtful School Year

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Comets First Day Marks Beginning to Thoughtful School Year

Students shuffle through their final class periods to venture to their dorm rooms. Some plop down on their bed in exhaustion. Others make lists of the school supplies they need before Friday. Sports practices carry the rhythm of the school to the next beat. Character is formed in the football player who gets knocked down and resolves to get up again; the volleyball player who misses her mark and needs to collect herself, make an adjustment, and approach the line again; the soccer player who gets cleated while dribbling the ball and needs to push through the pain to touch the ball to a team mate. Resolve is learned best in practice. The theme wafts throughout nearly every aspect of life at Hillcrest. Practice makes purpose.

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Hillcrest Selected for National Worldview Training Program

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Hillcrest Selected for National Worldview Training Program

Twenty-five people from Hillcrest's staff, faculty, and administration are embarking on the two year Colson Fellows program. Hillcrest staff not only receive training from the Colson Fellows, but will provide important feedback as the Colson Center works to hone their training program for schools and churches around the nation. The other schools selected for the pilot program are located in North Carolina and Texas. Both have over one thousand students. This year Hillcrest will enroll 180. Of the three schools, Hillcrest has the largest number of participants with twenty-five. The other schools will enroll seventeen people combined.

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Celebrating the Fourth of July with an Informed View

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Celebrating the Fourth of July with an Informed View

When we celebrate the Fourth of July we do so as people who understand the freedom given us in Christ Jesus' death on the cross and resurrection from the grave. We have been set free. In that, when we look to the Fourth of July in honoring the work in retaining freedom for our nation we do so with a Judeo-Christian background. We are thankful that our nation has a tradition in noting and celebrating freedom, and we do so at Hillcrest in recognition of the foundational freedom found in Jesus Christ.

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