Hillcrest Academy

BMX Racer, Addison Henny, Talks About School

What do you think makes you a great kid? I get straight A’s and I listen to my parents and my teacher. What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject is Social Studies.  I really like learning about the Vikings. What is the best thing about Hillcrest Academy? My class is small so my teacher gets to spend …

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Four-Time Spelling Bee Winner, Jhelz Garcia

Jhelz is a unique name, what does it mean? How did you get that name? Actually my full name is Jhelz Anthonytte Andria. “Jhelz” is from my Mom’s name (Helzen Joy) – which is also a combination from my two maternal grandparents names – (Heles & Zeny), Anthonytte comes from my dad’s name (Anthony), and Andria is a combination from my …

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Six year-old T-Ball Player, Victor Macero

What makes T-Ball so fun for you? It is fun because I enjoy playing with other kids. Is this your favorite sport to play? Yes, it is. What do you think that you want to be when you grow up? I would like to be a professional baseball player like my dad was and a firefighter. How have you liked …

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Tips For Choosing a Summer Camp For Your Child

Written by: Jerad Hunsaker, Hillcrest Academy Principal Lord Robert Baden Powell, Founder of the Boy Scouts said, “A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”  As an educator and principal at Hillcrest Academy, I see first hands the rewards that summer camps provide to our youth.  With so many cuts to our …

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Tristan Christensen, 6th grader at Hillcrest Academy, Talks Football and School

How long have you been playing football? What position do you usually play? I have played for two seasons. I play receiver on offense and corner on defense. Which do you prefer to play: basketball or football? I like both, but I like football better. How do you juggle sports and manage to get straight A’s? Its hard but sometimes my teachers give …

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