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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

June 13, 2018 // News & Events

Class Verse: Not only that, but we rejoice in our suffering, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. ~Romans 5:3-5

Class Hymn: In Christ Alone

Class Motto: If the sky is the limit, why are there footprints on the moon?

Ben Allen
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
-Philippians 4:13
St John’s University
 Justin Bania
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
-Philippians 4:13
Iowa State University
Philip Berge
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
-Matthew 5:38-48
Association of Free Lutherans Bible School

Carson Booms
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
-Jeremiah 29:11

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Josh Caplinger
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
-1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
Iowa State University

Nathan Crellin
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
-John 16:33
Association of Free Lutherans Bible School followed by South Dakota State University

Sam Frederickson
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
-Psalms 23
St John’s University
Kylie Galloway
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
-Matthew 5:14-15
Hope College
Kaitlyn Guggenberger
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the LORD, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
-Colossians 2:6-7
Bethel University 
Seth Halvorsen
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
-Philippians 4:13
University of Missouri

K.D. Henderson
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
-Proverbs 3:5-6
Online Education and Travel

Lauren Holmlund
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
-Psalm 37:5-6
Concordia University, Nebraska


Charlie Huml
I sought the LORD and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
-Psalm 34:4
Minneapolis Technical Community College 

Wyatt Juelich-Lysne
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
-2 Timothy 4:7
Bethel University

Taylor Lundquist
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
–Philippians 4:4-6
Black Hills State University
Exercise Science and then Chiropractic

Jordon Mudd
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
-Job 33:4
Harding University

Dawson Penshorn
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
-Ephesians 6:13
Valparaiso University


Zach Richards
Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
–Joshua 1:9
Bethel University

Lauren Robbins
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
-2 Corinthians 12:9
Iowa State University


Olivia Schwab
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
-Proverbs 31:25
Bethel University
Majoring in Theatre
Acting and Directing,
Minoring in Acting for Film

Megan Seefeldt
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
-Romans 8:28:
Winona State University
Elementary Education Major and Music Minor

 Brynn Siebrasse
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
-Jeremiah 29:11
Baylor University

Annika Simonson
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
-Micah 6:8
Wheaton College

Luke Smith
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
-Isaiah 55:2
Wheaton College

Megan Smith
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
-Romans 5:8
Point Loma University,
San Diego, CA

Katy St. John
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
-Zephaniah 3:17
University of Northwestern St. Paul
Business Administration and Communications

Abigail Torve
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
-Ecclesiastes 3:11
Augustana University,
Sioux Falls, SD

Danny Vieceli
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.
-Ephesians 2:8
Iowa State University

 Mathew Wagner
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
-Jeremiah 29:11-13
Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas

 Zachary Westlake
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
-Matthew 6:26
Century College
Orthotics and Prosthetics


Please join us…

For the graduation ceremonies
of the class of 2018! 

Friday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m.
in the HCA gymnasium. 

All are welcome to attend. 

God has planted greatness in you. Let today be the beginning of a great adventure as you step into the gifts He’s given you.


Senior Encounter (Chapel) 2018


Heritage AAA Award Winner MSHSL Triple “A” (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) Award Recipient
Heritage Christian Academy Senior, Nathan Crellin, was awarded the MSHSL Triple “A” winner for 2018. The AAA award is the top award given by the Minnesota State High School League each year. It honors outstanding accomplishments in Academics, Fine Arts, and Athletics. Nathan has excelled in all three areas throughout his high school career. He has earned a GPA of 3.86, while taking multiple AP courses and Honors Chemistry, has been a member of the National Honor Society for two years, is currently serving as Student LIFE Vice President, is a member of the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, as well as received the ACSI – Distinguished Christian High School Student – Service Award, and the FF Bruce Pauline Studies Award.

As a four-year high school choir member, Nathan is currently serving as choir section leader, is a two-time member of Heritage Christian Academy’s select Honor Choir, and participates in the Levites Worship Team. At the recent MSHSL State Vocal Contest, Nathan received three Superior ratings in total; for his Tenor Solo (receiving 39/40 points), Honor Choir, and Mixed Quartet Ensemble. In total, Nathan has received 4 Superior ratings and 1 Excellent rating for his participation in the MSHSL State Vocal Contest.

Nathan is a multi-sport athlete, earning nine varsity letters from four different sports – football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. He was varsity soccer captain and received MCAA All-Conference Honorable Mention honors in soccer, Academic All-State in soccer, and was a member of the first Heritage Christian Academy Boys State Basketball Team, making it to State in 2018.

Congratulations Nathan on your outstanding achievements!


Heritage Christian Academy

is Taylor Lundquist

The Athena Award is presented to the outstanding senior female athlete in metro area schools. The Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, May 4th at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington.

Taylor continues the run of highly accomplished female athletes at Heritage. Throughout her career she has garnered significant recognition for her athletic accomplishments in Cross Country, Nordic Skiing, Track and Field and Trap Shooting. Taylor has earned:
*16 Varsity Letters
*10 All- conference awards
*7 All section awards
*7 x Captain
*3 x State qualifier
*2017 All-State Track and Field

*2017 MN JR Triathlete of the Year

Taylor is an outstanding student and will graduate with a 4.0 GPA. She will be attending Black Hills State University on a Triathlon Scholarship and plans to study Exercise Science.