This past Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m. the seniors loaded the bus for a seven-hour road trip to Union College for Preview Days, where they had a glimpse of what life is like in college.
Upon arrival, the seniors ate dinner in the Union Market, then engaged in a scavenger hunt around downtown Lincoln. After the scavenger hunt, they had free time in the Student Center and participated in activities such as pool, ping pong, and catching up with Campion alumni who are now attending Union.
Ana Segawa, senior, shared, “I really enjoyed the scavenger hunt because it was a great opportunity to see what it was like outside of the college campus. I was curious since I had never been to Lincoln before, and the fun thing was that we got to see so much of downtown in such a short period of time, while running around like crazy and competing to win the game.”
The next morning after breakfast and worship, the seniors attended short seminars that gave them tips on how to pay for college, and met with professors and advisors based on their individual interests. “I enjoyed talking to the different professors and learning more about the career I might study in the future. They gave me great advice and helped me out a lot,” said Nimsi Quinonez, senior.
For lunch, the seniors went to HuHot, a buffet-style restaurant where the students picked out raw ingredients and the chefs cooked it right in front of them on a large grill. After lunch, they loaded the bus for the seven-and-a-half hour long bus ride back to Campion.
“Although the trip to Union College was fast and furious, it was a great experience spending more time bonding with our class, getting to see Lincoln and experience college life up close,” concluded Haley Beckermeyer.
Ciara Felix, Student News Team
Students from Campion Academy, Mile High Academy and College View Academy spent three days getting to know God more at the Greater Summit Youth Conference held at Glacier View Ranch this past weekend.
A group of seven Campion students, assembled by Chaplain Carlos Santana, led out in the event as the praise team.
Campion’s Director of Recruiting, Jessica Rios was the speaker for the weekend with the theme “Elevate” based on John 12:32.
Rios commented, “The students attending were so much fun to be around. Super open-minded, gracious, attentive, and the music team was so inspirational. I think they had almost everyone singing and clapping. They brought a worshipful mood to the audience and put everyone in the mindset of receiving the word. I was so blessed to be there. The testimonies from the students were refreshing to hear. Overall, I believe God poured His Spirit on those attending!”
Geraldy Marvel, senior, shared, “I had the opportunity to go to GVR and had an amazing experience. What stood out to me the most was the message Jessica gave about how God can mend the broken, which was very uplifting to me. We went to GVR to sing with the people there with the purpose to praise God, and it was so great seeing the happy faces everyone had.”
Besides the seminars, the youth had the opportunity to take part in winter-camp activities, such as snow-tubing and blanket-making. They also enjoyed their free time hanging out with friends, bonding among themselves, and meeting new people.
“Even though not many people from Campion came, the group I went with was so very fun. We were able to praise God through all the singing we were responsible for, but also get to know each other a little bit more. I’d say overall it was a great weekend,” junior Chrishella Kalawo mentioned.
Ana Segawa, Campion News Team