Representatives from fourteen different universities met with Campion students and waived their application fees at the College Fair last Monday. Students asked enrollment officers about academic programs and extracurricular opportunities at each school to aid in their upcoming decisions. Many students kept their options open and spent the morning busily filling out applications at multiple schools, taking advantage of the waived fees.
On Saturday night of parent’s weekend, HMS Richards Adventist School and Campion Academy hosted a Fall Festival in the gym as a way to raise money for class funds and enjoy time with family and friends.
Andrea Francis, mother of Anya Francis, shared, “The Fall Festival was nice. The fundraising concept was interesting and innovative. It allowed the students to plan and be involved in raising funds for their Senior Trip, which in turn helps the cost on the parents.”
From root beer floats to pumpkin bread, there were lots of food selections to choose from made by Campion and HMS students alike. Senior Melody Mambo comments, “I really liked the variety of foods that there were, like funnel cakes and nachos. It was really cool to see people be connected through food since we never really get to interact with HMS students. It was nice being able to bond with them through our love of food.”
After stuffing themselves with treats, students could try out heart-pumping activities ranging from rock climbing, jumping in a bouncy house, and taking pictures holding a snake. Jack Jordan, sophomore, reflects, “It was great to have a fall fest again this year! I especially enjoyed the competitions, such as the slow bike race and the arm hang, which I ended up winning.”
The fall festival was a successful fundraiser, bringing in over six-thousand dollars between all of the classes.
Toby Quillin, Campion News Team
Equipped with rakes, gloves, and trash bags, Campion students dispersed around the Loveland area to help their neighbors last Wednesday for Community Service Day.
Campion Academy takes a day off from classes for community service day each semester to demonstrate God’s love in action. Chaplain Carlos Santana explained, “The reason we give a day off of classes to serve our community is simply to be a blessing. We want to create a spiritual outlet for the students to be able to serve others.” Santana continued, “Our greatest example is found in Christ all throughout the Gospels. The example was: if Christ saw a need, he met the need. Therefore, I believe our calling is the same as Christ's example, and that is, if we see a need we meet the need.”
The community members that the students served shared their appreciation for the help from the students. Pastor Joe Martin stated, “I thought it was fantastic to see our youth willing to help another church in service. They were outstanding. They went to work as soon as they got there and they did a fantastic job. I was so impressed by it.”
One of the groups headed out to Habitat for Humanity to help organize clothes and other items at the thrift store. “Habitat for Humanity was really laid back and fun. We were helping organize different things and it was cool to get to talk to people I wouldn’t normally talk to.” Junior Megan Harden commented
Some students stayed on campus and helped clean up leaves, but still enjoyed the experience. “Community service day was fun,” shared senior student Ruth Rawlings, “I cleaned up leaves on the campus and it was a good break from school being able to do something for others in the community.”
Haley Beckermeyer Student news team
Week of Prayer reveals who God is
Last week, Campion praised God through music, fellowship, and stories during this year’s first Week of Prayer. Each afternoon, students and staff took time off from classes and met in the chapel to worship together. Campion Church Pastor Mike Taylor presented the message on the week’s theme: Who God is.
A student-coordinated praise team led out in music each day. Junior and praise team member Abbygaile Waworoendeng reflected, “I loved being able to sing songs up there and see the audience all together praising Jesus. It made me excited to see all these people together in heaven.”
During the week, Pastor Micheal Taylor spoke on the character of God. Freshman Sergio Enriquez recalled, “I especially remember when Pastor Taylor talked about God bringing order to chaos. It really made me think of just how great God is, to be able to do that. I felt really glad to take time off of classes to learn about God and it felt like I grew closer to Him.”
Tiffany Mogaka, Student News Team
Campion students and visitors came together to learn more about the character of God through the theme ‘Who God is’ in the Northern Colorado Youth Rally, featuring Pastor Michelle Odinma as the guest speaker on November 4th and 5th.
Friday night vespers began with powerful and heart-warming worship music led by a student praise team and Pastor Leandro Bizama. The theme song of the event was “Our God”. Junior, Phoebe Mamanua said, “The praise music promoted a really good message. There was a lot of energy, and it was really good to have all of us together just praising God. It felt like a bonding experience especially because it was really upbeat, like a campfire song.”
Pastor Michelle Odinma traveled from Manhattan, New York to share the word of God here at Campion. On Friday night and Sabbath morning, she spoke on God’s forgiveness and model of faithfulness, through the story of David and Jonathan.
Junior, Samuel Walton, expressed, “The thing that impacted me the most about the message that Pastor Michelle delivered was when she talked of Jonathan and King David. I realized that there are those God has a plan for, but His plan could be building up others so that He could be glorified more. I think that’s so powerful. It really touched me to think that God could use me to build someone up and impact more lives for His glory.”
Sabbath afternoon was spent in outreach where the youth visited people in the community to pray with them. Afterward, they participated in a series of workshops and discussed topics like dating, finances, and God’s calling, hosted by Pastor Mike Taylor and Brandon and Dawn Westgate.
On Saturday night, Pastor Odinma expressed her musical talent through a concert where she played the guitar and sang original songs from her upcoming album, Stories to Tell, to be released November 11. Senior Melody Mambo stated, “I really liked the music selections from Pastor Michelle because it gave people a sense of community. It was especially fun to hear her sing because her songs gave me new perspectives of the Bible that I never thought of before.”
The youth rally ended with both Campion students and welcomed guests enjoying a fun ice cream treat and gym night games hosted by Campion’s SA officers. Musical chairs winner, Damaris Lopez, said, “I really liked the ice cream and the activities because everyone was involved. I also loved that the winners got prizes. But most of all, I enjoyed getting to know more people through this whole experience, especially the visitors who came from other places.”
The Campion church pastors plan to host a youth rally every fall and continue to grow the event throughout our conference.
Tiffany Mogaka, Student news team
The Campion Academy Orchestra joined with church musicians to lead out in the worship service this past Sabbath, October 29. In addition, Campion's Chorale and Bells ensemble shared musical selections.
Watch the performances at https://www.campion.church/archives
Campion Academy's new Jazz Band showed off their blossoming skills during Academy Days last week. Don't miss your chance to see them along with the rest of our music ensembles at the Christmas concert on December 17.
Decked in seasonal flannels, students let loose on the stage singing karaoke at the annual SA Fall Party on Saturday night. Campion's bus barn was transformed with hay bales, purple lights, and a flat bed truck for a stage. Students celebrated the season with pumpkin pie, apple cider, and games.
Around 60 prospective students from grades seven to eleven gathered on the Campion Academy campus this past weekend to learn about academy life and to solidify their school choice for next year.
Students from farther away places like Kansas arrived Thursday night and stayed through Sunday. Everyone headed down to the gym Friday morning to register and play games such as a life-size Hungry Hippo game. “I just really enjoyed all of the games, I didn’t have a favorite one,” Shane Hart, a 7th grader from HMS Richards commented.
The prospective students were allowed to stay in the residence halls with the Campion students. Visiting junior, Mabel Cabanbon, commented, “Dorm life was nice, and it was really comforting to have all these people so close to me.”
The rest of the day Friday was spent getting a tour of the campus, watching student presentations, and competing for scholarships in sports, music, and various subject areas.
The Academy Days students got to hang out with Campion students and talk to them during their free time. “I loved how nice everybody was, and it was really cool learning how Campion works,” Natalie Bryant, HMS 7th grader commented.
On Saturday night, the visitors that excelled in certain topics were awarded with scholarships to Campion. Later everyone headed out to the bus barn to join the annual Student Association Fall Party.
Academy Days was held in the fall for the first time this year. Students who may have missed this event are invited to schedule a private tour and even spend a night in the dorms anytime throughout the school year.
Haley Beckermeyer, Student News Team
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