For parent's weekend, the music department shared several performances from Koinonia, Chorale, Orchestra, and Handbells.
The Staff Talent Show, which happened Saturday night November 18, had all types of entertainment, including music presentations, skits, karaoke, magic tricks, a quiz game for parents and many other presentations.
Dean Helm awed the audience as Helmdini, presenting his skillful magic tricks. Catie, senior student, was one of the audience members called up front to participate in the show. She shared, “This was my first time being in the Helmdini magic show and I was nervous at first, but in the end it was funny and I enjoyed it.”
Several of the visiting parents were called to the stage to participate in a Jeopardy-style game hosted by Jill Harlow, about the slang that their teens use nowadays. “It was really exciting and funny when my dad went on stage for the teen language jeopardy,” Tobey Quillin commented, “I liked seeing him try to figure out what the terms were and laughed a lot when he did the floss.”
At the end, Jordan Dubini hosted a newly-wed style game show with staff couples Haley Baker and her new fiancé Caleb Bib, and Lindsey Santana and her husband Shawn. They answered questions about their relationships made by the audience prior to the event. “It was actually pretty funny to answer those questions about my relationship,” shared Haley Baker, “I liked it especially because I knew the answers.”
The Staff Talent Show closed the parent’s weekend in an amusing way for both students and parents, setting the mood to start Thanksgiving break. “My family and I had so much fun. Having the talent show right before the break was a fun start to break,” expressed Vashty Segovia.
Julia Santiago, Article & Photos
The Campion Academy Orchestra and select choir, Koinonia, traveled to the Fort Collins Seventh-day Adventist Church last Sabbath to lead out in their worship service. Several Campion students and staff are members at this church, just 30 minutes from Campion.
HMS Richards Adventist School, Campion Academy, Campion Church and community members came together to celebrate their annual Fall Festival with a variety of food, games, and activities last Saturday night in the gymnasium. Each unique booth raised funds for classes and clubs. Check out the video below for a glimpse of the fun!
Campion Seniors took two days off of classes to visit colleges last week. Most of the students went to Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska for the annual College Preview days which included interactive activities such as a campus tour, team building scavenger hunt, and time to hangout with friends while experiencing college life.
During the stay at Union College the senior classes participated in several tours and explored different academic programs in breakout sessions.
Union College staff not only planned an academic tour but they gave the visiting students the chance to experience the college town through a scavenger hunt. The preview students ran through downtown Lincoln to complete the scavenge receiving a variety of prizes.
Andrew Barr, senior, expressed, “The highlight of my trip to Union was being able to see a bit of what campus life looks like at a college.”
The evening activities included swimming or hanging out in the student center, playing pool and foosball. “I liked hanging out with my friends in the student center after the events and it was amazing being able to grow closer to my classmates and the other visiting students. ” shared Madison Ramirez, senior.
For worship on Friday night, students gathered together in the UC Church with a spiritually uplifting praise team and a testimony from a Union staff member who also graduated from Union College. He shared the importance of letting God guide and having Him as the foundation in life.
Saturday morning began with an impactful Sabbath School followed by a church service. Students were able to have a day to rest and as the Sabbath ended Union College’s Student Association held a dodgeball tournament for the Saturday night activity.
Some seniors ventured to other schools including Southern Adventist University and Colorado Christian University. Catie Fairfield, senior, reflected, “It was a good opportunity to see other colleges that I was considering.”
College days were the perfect opportunity to guide the senior class in making the important decision of which college to attend. Ramirez concluded, “Visiting Union College helped me to see what my future might look like.”
Eva Resz, Student News Team
Campion students took a day off from school to work around Loveland, helping neighbors and local organizations last Friday.
Every semester the students take a day off for community service, sharing God’s character through acts of kindness to their neighbors. Students participated in projects including picking up trash on the highways, sorting donations at Habitat for Humanity, promoting Eden Valley’s new store, cleaning the lodge at Glacier View Ranch, and working at other on-campus projects.
The students that stayed on campus, worked on cleaning and maintenance projects at our school, the church, and HMS Richards School. Lucas Ramos, junior, explained, “Even though we stayed here and worked, I always enjoy working maintenance and helping Mr. Kluchesky fix stuff to help our school.”
One of the groups went to Habitat for Humanity to help them to organize clothes and complete other tasks that they needed at the thrift store. Rodolfo Segawa, junior, shared that he enjoyed the day, saying, “Being able to help them organize their store made me feel good, and I am glad that I could help.”
Eriane Saraiva commented, “As my first community service day, I really enjoyed taking a day off from school and helping people that needed me. Doing those different things made my day better.”
Pedro Vieira Student News Team
The Campion students enjoyed the annual Students Association (SA) Fall party, playing games, eating treats, and spending time with friends last Saturday night in the Campion gymnasium.
The SA officers planned carnival-style games for the students to play like ring toss, jumbo jenga, miniature bowling and darts. Something new this year was that students received raffle tickets for each game they won. At the end, there was a drawing for a variety of gift cards. The chance to win really got students to engage in the activities. “My favorite part of the party was the games. I had fun winning tickets with my friends, and it was nice to see everyone playing together and talking to each other,” shared Jovanna Maldonado, senior.
There were a variety of snacks, from cotton candy to pumpkin pie. Jillian Frans, junior, shared “ I loved that there was cotton candy. My friends and I had a cotton candy eating contest. It was so fun.”
The SA officers originally planned to go off campus for the party, but due to the weather they had to change their plans. “Even though we were disappointed that our plan didn’t go the way we thought it would, we were able to make the best of it and make it enjoyable for everyone,” expressed Chrishella Kalawao, SA officer.
To announce the theme of the annual Banquet, the SA officers performed a skit that was an interpretation of Cinderella. At the end of the performance, they shared that this year's banquet, on December 3, will be a masquerade.
Vashty Segovia Santos
This past week, Campion Academy had the pleasure of holding the first Week of Worship with Dick Duerksen sharing memorable stories from the Bible and from his experiences around the world.
In his lectures during the week, Duerksen’s main point was to help the Campion students understand how much Jesus loves each of them. Eriane Saraiva, a senior student, expressed, “Learning more about Jesus’ love, was an amazing experience to me. Hearing that Jesus loves me so much and He will run to save me, is something that I will never forget.”
Daniel Camas, a senior student, agreed that God’s love was an important theme, “There are still many more things that we can learn about Jesus’ love. It is always something worth studying and preaching about.”
In addition to the speaker, a student-led praise team introduced the theme song “Never Lost”, making the worship more impactful. Jasmine Smittick, junior student, said, “The theme song reminded me that even through tough times when I don’t know where I am going or I feel lost, I remember that God has it all in control. No matter what happens, He’s already won the battle.”
Duerksen used his photography as a feature in his presentations. “The pictures that he takes reflect God's true character and His love towards us through the beauty of nature,” shared Sharon Vasquez, a senior student.
To finish the Week of Worship, Duerkson did a photography presentation of “Lions, Bears, Boobies and Bubbles” on Friday night, and a sermon called “When God Smiles” on Sabbath at Campion Church. The students of Campion Academy were left with the feeling of being blessed by Duerkson’s words and his teachings, and certainly knowing more about God.
Julia Santiago, Student News Team