This weekend, the Girls’ and Boys’ Dorm went on a little getaway (from schoolwork) to learn more about each other and learn more about God. Dorm retreat occurs in the beginning of the school year and serves as a good way for dorm students to get to know each other and take some time off from school work. This year, dorm retreat began on Friday, September 15, and went until Sunday, September 17. All village students were invited and encouraged to participate. This event brought many students together to hang out, take a break from school, and have a fun, relaxing weekend.
The theme for the Girls’ Dorm this school year is “Surrender”. A guest speaker named, Jenni shared her testimony to the girls and bonded with them as well. Friday night, the girls went outside for worship where lanterns and lights were set up. It was a very windy night but it didn’t stop the girls from worshipping.
Saturday, there were breakout sessions like crafts, games, and discussion. That afternoon, the girls went to the Greeley Church for a special concert that was given by a guest speaker for a women’s retreat. Saturday night, the girls got to hang out and watch a movie. On Sunday, the girls went on a mall trip to The Orchard to walk, shop, and hang out.
"I loved it! I loved how everyone got together and there wasn’t anything against anyone. What I got, is that no matter where you are on your Christian walk with Jesus, you can always surrender to him and not feel judged for anything you’ve done.” (Lauren Bravatti, Senior Village)
“I learned that you really have to pay attention to God and give time to him. My favorite part was Sabbath morning where we talked and ate together.” (Sorcha Knoetgen, Freshmen Dorm)
Mantown (the Men's dorm) had fun bonding this past weekend as well. On Friday, Pastor Daniel gave an amazing message to the boys. The next day, they traveled to GVR to relax and enjoy nature. It had a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Saturday night, they came back down and played capture the flag, campus wide! On Sunday, they played kiddie-pool kickball.
“My favorite thing during dorm retreat was jamming with my brothers up in the men’s chapel. It was cool that we were praising God as lightning was flashing outside. It was like peace in the storm.” (Austin Rotinsulu, Junior Dorm)
“My favorite part was capture the flag at night. It was fun to get everyone involved and have to work together to win. I learned that we’re all brothers!” (Erick Maldonado, Sophmore Dorm)
Dorm retreat was a success. Many students enjoyed the fun activities that were involved. They learned many valuable things with valuable people.
[article by Rachel Marpaung]
3Men's Soccer and Women's Volleyball are off to a great start this school year! We've got a phenomenal group of athletes in sports this year, which makes the entire experience such a joy to be a part of. Our Varsity Volleyball team participated in our annual Fall Classic Tournament, where we hosted four other schools on Friday, September 15. It was a day full of volleyball and teamwork. Our ladies fought hard and took second place out of the five teams.
Although Men's Soccer doesn't participate in a tournament until Union College's Invitational in October, it has not stopped them from playing hard! Varsity's standing record is 3-5, still with half of their season ahead of them.
All of our volleyball and basketball games are live streamed to Facebook, so make sure to tune in and cheer on the Cougars!
Just this last Saturday, Campion Academy had its annual Class Scramble event where the whole school comes together to participate in a little friendly competition. Class Scramble is a time where every student can come dressed up in their class color and participate in a scramble to get random items that Principle Don Reeder calls, to the middle of the gym. Every year students look forward to this event!
In preparation for Class Scramble, students look for anything they can find laying around their rooms or houses. Any item is helpful to their class, as Principal Reeder can call just about anything, such as zucchinis, a dog tag, a picture of the President, and just about anything you can possibly think of. As Principle Reeder calls an item, each class has a set of runners. The runner’s job is to get the item from their class’s corner to the middle of the gym as quickly as possible. Whichever runner makes it the middle of the gym with the item first, earns a point for their class.
“It was so much fun! We really bonded as a class and it was a lot of fun getting hyped with everyone!” – Ireland Anthony (Freshmen runner)
“I was honestly a little confused with the whole thing at the beginning. All l knew is that I had to dress up in blue and be there ready to run. But I thought it was really cool how they have this kind of event with friendly competition so students can participate in something fun.” –Erick Maldonado (Sophomore runner)
In between each quarter of the competition, SA prepared some fun games that students were able to participate in as well, such as shucking corn and balancing plates and bowls.
To begin with, the score was pretty balanced between the classes, but as the night went on and the time was ticking away the juniors started to pull ahead!
“I look forward to this event every year. As a scorekeeper it seems like a very simple task, but it is actually a lot of pressure. I have to be on the ball at all times, and get in the score quickly and correctly. I believe Class Scramble is the epitome of class bonding, and I know the students always enjoy it. It’s a lot of fun to see how each grade progresses throughout the years.” –Dean Johnson
In the third quarter the juniors were racking up points one after the other with their score getting up in the 200’s! But in the fourth quarter, the Seniors began coming in close behind the Juniors. With just a few minutes left in the last quarter, the Juniors and Seniors were neck in neck and as Principal Reeder called the last item…. the Seniors won!! By just five points, the Seniors were able to pull ahead and win Campion Academy’s Class Scramble of 2017.
“I was super nervous and felt pressured that the Seniors had to win, but I was super proud of our class when we had a comeback in the last quarter and won by five points! I knew we could do it, but it was just a matter of whether we would do it or not.” –Jordyn Hammond (Senior runner)
“It was so lit! Just the energy of running and getting to the cone, it’s just so exhilarating!” –Jordi Morales (Junior runner)
Written by: Bela Cinco (sophomore)
Edited by: Kelsey Cate