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Ravens sweep away history

A sweep ended the streak. Led by Esther Hughes’ four kills, HIllcrest Academy’s volleyball team defeated Midland this past Saturday to end a losing streak that dated back to October … more

Ravens nearly pull off an upset

Hillcrest Academy’s volleyball team played Lone Tree in its home opener on September 3, and nearly pulled off its first victory of the season. The Ravens won the first two sets before Lone … more

Right on Time

Leah Bontrager cut through the sea of red. Hillcrest Academy hosted the Hillcrest Early Bird cross country meet in perfect conditions on the first day of September. Clouds helped cool the … more

Athlete of the Week

Leah Bontrager is this weeks Athlete of the Week! She is a junior at Hillcrest Academy. Bontrager finished eighth in Hillcrest Early Bird cross country meet on Sept. 1 Time: 22:54.37 Top … more

Lions top Ravens in dramatic marathon

The night began with HIllcrest Academy’s volleyball team winning its first set of the year. Then, the Ravens won a second. Grace Miller, a junior, hugged teammates on her way toward the … more

Hillcrest Early Bird

High school runners from multiple schools came to Kalona on the first of September for the first big meet of the cross country season. Click through the photos to take a look at the girls varsity … more

Hillcrest has Socially Distanced First Day

Students at Hillcrest Academy were spread out all over Celebration Hall for chapel on their first day of school on Aug. 24. more

Ravens swept in tourney at Fairfield

Hillcrest Academy was swept in three matches in its season-opening tournament in Fairfield on August 27. The Ravens lost 21-18, 21-10 to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, 21-15, 21-8 to Albia, and … more

Huskies Power Up

The craziness spilled over when Jenna Sands of Highland slammed her second hit of the game toward the Hillcrest Academy outfield. Two teammates sprinted home with the Huskies’ ninth and … more

Ravens finish week on a winning note

The Hillcrest Ravens went 1-2 last week, moving their overall record to 2-5 on the season. Their 2-3 conference record has them at sixth place in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North … more

Athlete of the Week

Eli Ours struck out six batters in a complete game shutout on June 23. In three games, he had five hits, three stolen bases, two RBIs and two runs scored. Congratulations to Eli Ours! more

Seniors graduate as part of first Hillcrest Academy class

Hillcrest Academy celebrated its first graduating class on Sunday. The school changed its name from Iowa Mennonite School prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year. Eighteen members of the … more

A Year Like None Other

When students left school on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, they were looking forward to a week off for spring break. No one knew that it would be the last day of in-person school for the rest of … more

End of school year lunch programs wind down

As the school year ends, free student lunch programs provided during remote classes are winding down after serving approximately 2,300 meals at Lone Tree, more than 20,000 at Highland and nearly … more

Highland sets commencement guidelines

After months of uncertainty and doubt surrounding plans for a graduation ceremony, the Highland Class of 2020 will have a chance to walk across the stage this Saturday. The unprecedented ceremony … more

Baseball and Softball Schedules

Highland Varsity Baseball June 15, 7 p.m at Hillcrest Academy June 16, 7 p.m. vs. Lone Tree June 18, 7 p.m.  at Louisa-Muscatine June 22, 7 p.m. vs. Mediapolis June 23, 7 p.m. at … more

Hillcrest opts for in-person graduation

Hillcrest Academy will be holding an in-person commencement ceremony on June 14. “Due to the lifting of restrictions, we have made a decision to hold graduation in person at Hillcrest … more

Hillcrest Academy opts for a virtual commencement

Hillcrest Academy is moving forward with plans for a virtual commencement ceremony. On Monday, Hillcrest Principal Dwight Gingerich said that the graduation committee met on May 14 and decided on … more

Teachers engage students in voluntary programs

While three area schools – Mid-Prairie High School, Hillcrest Academy and Pathway Christian School – opted for mandatory distance learning, the rest of the schools have made distance … more

Hillcrest sets a June 14 graduation

Hillcrest Academy is planning for commencement activities to be held on Sunday, June 14 at 4 p.m. School officials are working through the logistics of an outside ceremony, a virtual ceremony or … more
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