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OLH High School Seniors Share What it Means to be a Hawk

March 22, 2016 | posted by Katherine Harris & Madison Franklin

Topics: Catholic Schools, Hope for the Future

OLH High School Seniors Share What it Means to be a Hawk

At Our Lady of the Hills, we are taught to be ambassadors for Christ and live as men and women for others by being open to growth, a loving person, mature in our faith, intellectually competent, and dedicated to service. We wish to speak about and celebrate us, our entire family composed of 24 freshman, 32 sophomores, 27 juniors, 22 seniors along with our amazing faculty and administrative staff.

Academics. “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled” Proverbs 24: 3-4.

Our Lady of the Hills
(OLH), a college preparatory school, adheres to its mission of preparing each student for their future success by providing them with a strong foundation in education throughout four academically challenging years. The Class of 2016 OLH graduates have put in the effort, time, and energy for their duration at Our Lady of the Hills while working alongside their classmates and teachers in an effort to thrive. In this academic environment, we are led toward the ultimate goal of all dedicated high school students: acceptance to top choice universities, acceptance into prestigious honors colleges, and acceptance of beginning a new chapter. On behalf of the academic success of every student, we celebrate Us.

Athletics. “I am racing towards the finishing-point to win the prize of God’s heavenly call in Jesus Christ” Philippians 3:14.

Volleyball, cross country, football, basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, golf, softball, baseball, and track allows students at OLH to have an opportunity to come together as a community to honor God through our individual talents.

Service and Faith. “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve…” Mark 10: 45

As a well-rounded student at Our Lady of the Hills, we achieve by integrating service into our school year. Acting out of love for our fellow man, the OLH student is taught to look outwards to others instead of looking inwards out of selfish desire. These values are instilled through volunteering in a variety of service projects. This year we all participated in the annual Thanksgiving basket drives, biannual blood drives, bake sales for various charities including breast cancer awareness, the pregnancy resource center, forty cans for Lent, toy drives for a local free clinic, and Easter egg hunts for children in day care.

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” 1 Timothy 4:12.

Our Lady of the Hills prides itself as being a faith-based community of believers that is able to integrate Christianity through daily participation in theology classes, weekly mass, and service activities in order to live out our faith and gives back to God. Because of our students dedicated involvement in the community, we celebrate Us.

We Celebrate Us because… Our Lady of the Hills is a warm and welcoming environment that wants every student to feel loved by their peers, teachers, and most importantly God. Because of our Savior’s steadfastness, we Celebrate God.

Editors Note: The authors of this article are seniors at Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School and editors of the school yearbook.  For more information about the school call 830-895-0501. Photo: (L-R) Madison Franklin, Katherine Harris.