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Headmaster: Jack Hancock Chairman of the Board: Roger Smith NWCS Foundation Co-Chairs: Greg Brown & Josh StellySFparllin2g0123013 NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS, INC. Volume 156 Issue 21Image Bearers with a Purpose Have you heard that Northwest Christian Schools has introduced a new athletic logo, confirmed a distinctive God has made many of us to academic logo, and adopted a systematic policy to be visual learners. Consequently, protect our brand? We desire that our brand promotes our culture is filled with creative, a distinctive message to others about who we are as sometimes simple images. What an educational institution that wants to represent our image flashes through your mind great Creator with passionate sincerity. when you hear McDonalds, Apple, Oregon University, or Therefore, this year our school theme is that we Washington State University? were created in His image (Genesis 1:27). In fact, What emotional or cognitive all people are image bearers of Him, but those who response did you gain as each have been blessed with spiritual regeneration have aimage beamed through your brain? Indeed it seems great charge to be His ambassadors with a message ofimages, not words, are the language of the 21st love and hope through Jesus Christ our Lord. Indeedcentury (Elmore, 2010). the creation account from Genesis gives us a picture of our stature and our mission in a self-obsessed - Continued on Page 8 -IMPACT NWC 2013 with Keynote Speaker, Janet Parshall, Just Around the CornerNorthwest Christian Schools is excited to welcome of Christian education in thatnationally syndicated talk show host and family process.advocate, Janet Parshall, who will be keynotingIMPACT NWC 2013. Throughout her career, Janet Parshall has been a devotedJanet Parshall’s address is entitled “Truth Champions: advocate of the family. ShePreparing Kids to Stand in the Marketplace of Ideas.” speaks nationwide on publicIn her new book, Buyer Beware, she takes the reader on policy issues that impact familya journey through the public square where ideas are preservation and promotion,“bought” and “sold” but where Truth is sometimes and has appeared on numerousdifficult to find. Janet Parshall tells about an early national television and radiopatriot, Elias Boudinot, who was both the president programs. Janet Parshall hosts a daily show calledof the Continental Congress and President of the In the Market. For her continued excellence in radio,American Bible Society. She writes, “For Boudinot, she was awarded the National Religious Broadcastersthere was no choice between either evangelizing or (NRB) On-Air Personality of the Year. In the Marketengaging the culture. Being a Christian meant taking a can be heard locally Monday through Friday on KMBIChristian worldview out in to the world...” (107.9 FM) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Register Now At IMPACT NWC Please join us at IMPACT NWC 2013 for this 2013, Janet Parshall significantSaturday, November 2, 2013 will address how to address and the Inside this Edition: 7:00 p.m. prepare students to stand and engage the opportunity Alumni Notes 2-3Spokane Convention Center culture for Christ to support School Life 4-7 509.238.4005 ext 146 and the vital role Northwest Giving Opportunities 8 [email protected] Christian Schools.

Alumni NotesEst. 1949 Class of 1964 Mike Biel Save the Date Class of 2009 50 Year Reunion Saturday, June 7, 2014 God has truly blessed me since graduation. I really did not know what 12:30 to 3:00 pm God was calling me to do after high NWC Colbert Campus school, but after going on a “ride- along,” I knew being a police officer Activity Center was my true calling.Alumni of the Class of 1964, please I received my Associate in Criminaljoin us to celebrate your 50th High Justice degree from SpokaneSchool Reunion. We will honor Community College, volunteered withyou during our Senior Graduation the Spokane Police Department, and worked security at Riverfrontceremony. Additonal details are Park and SCC to prepare me for the field which has become mybeing worked out. Please contact passion. I am currently in the police academy in Tucson, Arizona,Jana Baldwin, Alumni Relations preparing for my dream job, anticipating graduation in November.Coordinator. On June 21, 2013, I married Emily, the love of my life. God has blessed me with an awesome woman! Unfortunately, she is still inIf you would like to plan your class reunion Spokane while I am at the academy. Leaving her behind has been one for 2014, please contact us: of the hardest experiences in my life, but God has been our support. T |509.238.4005 ext 146 Emily is excited to join me in Arizona to start the first year of our E | [email protected] marriage in a whole new place. Tim Hill Sara (Fairburn) Hurn Class of 2009 After graduation, I attended Whitworth Class of 2005 University with many of my fellow Crusaders. With some encouragement (former student) from my cross country and track coaches Terry Meyer and Stephen In May 2013, I graduated 13th out of Fritsch, I continued my running career 158 students at Gonzaga Law School. at Whitworth. Running was a huge In July, I took the bar exam and recently highlight of my college experience as was notified I passed with flying colors.I was able to be a part of a great team and meet lots of amazing In August, my husband, Brad, and Ipeople; one of those people was my now wife Celeste. In additionto being on the team together, Celeste and I both earned degrees moved toin Health Science. We were married this past summer and are Charlotte,now working and taking a year off from school while we apply Northfor graduate school. I am applying for physical therapy school, Carolina. and Celeste is looking to Brad was pursue nursing. My wonderful selected to experiences at Whitworth be a part will never be forgotten, and of a staff I attribute the opportunities trainingThe Crusader is a biannual publication that I have had largely to program the amazing teachers and for a future campus pastor position with 5104 E. Bernhill Road community at NWC. GO Elevation Church. This is an exciting and Colbert WA 99005 Crusaders! unexpected adventure for both of us. t |509.238.4005 After a visit to Oxford where my sister, f |509.238.2242 Amelia, is studying, I plan to explore a career in my field. Jana Baldwin, Editor2 Crusader | Fall 2013 Northwest Christian Schools, Inc.

Alumni Notes Est. 1949Chris Peterson Caleb Clark and Chloe (Crittenden) ClarkClass of 2004 Class of 2009Some may remember a nearfatal car accident on December After graduating from Northwest Christian in19, 2003, where Kayla White 2009, Caleb and I dated while we were both inand I were t-boned as we school at Whitworth University. On June 21stcrossed Hwy 2 at Colbert Road. of this year we were married! Caleb is nowKayla walked away and I spent working as an accountant at Secured Investmentsthe next three weeks in a coma Corporation in Coeur d’Alene while I amwith a severe brain injury that almost took my life. beginning my first yearAfter a life saving surgery, lots of prayer support, teaching 3rd grade here atand six weeks in the hospital, I was released. Due to Northwest Christian. Wemy injuries, I never attended school full time again, are currently living in thebut was thankful to graduate with my class. In the Spokane Valley and attendmidst of years of recovery, I was able to attend Calvary Chapel. We feel soWhitworth, major in music, and finally graduate blessed to have met eachin 2008 with degrees in Computer Science and other at Northwest ChristianMathematics. Two weeks later, I started working as and are excited to be a parta software developer and database administrator at of this community again!Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.God designed our scull intricately, so with missing Thomas Hughespieces and inflexible titanium, mine has difficultymaintaining itself. God graciously provided Dr. Class of 2012Alan Neil, a fantastic professional, who continuallyhelps me with cranial pain relief. I cling to Jeremiah In September 2012 life got busy real fast with29:11 and Romans 8:20 and am reminded that God 13 grueling weeks of Marine boot camp.holds the plan for my life and he works everything I graduated with a meritorious promotiontogether for good. Please pray for my frequent pain. to Private First Class and sharp shooterI know He is the Healer and nothing is impossible qualification in December. In the new year, Iwith Him. graduated from Combat Training after another nine weeks of intense weapons and tacticsBrandon Hill training. In April, I surprised my parents with a visit home and became engaged to my fellowClass of 2007 NWC graduate and sweetheart Julia Vogelsang (Class of 2012)! I am currently deployed inSince graduating from high Okinawa, Japan. In June, I was promoted toschool I have worked with Lance Corporal. I also earned my grey belt inan inner-city ministry called the Marine Corps Mixed Martial Arts ProgramYouth for Christ. Their goal and hope to reach black belt in the next year. Inis to provide inner-city youth July, Julia was able to travel to Japan and spendwith after-school programs two wonderful weeks seeing the sights andand once a week clubs for experiencingmiddle school and high bothschool students. The past three years I have worked Marine andwith this organization as an intern helping to oversee Japaneseboth their high school and post-high school programs. life. WeWhile serving, I met Caitlin Gilbert, who is a graduate will befrom Whitworth University and was also serving as an married nextintern. We were married on July 6, 2013. In addition to work with Youth for Christ I have been finishingmy undergraduate education at Eastern Washington Crusader | Fall 2013 3University, getting my Bachelor of Science AppliedTechnologies degree.Northwest Christian Schools, Inc.

School LifeEst. 1949NWC Choir NWC Band Movements By Stefani Peterson, Choir Director By Mr. Tom Brown, Band Director Spring was a busy time for our choirs! Give thanks to the LORD with the In February, Abigail Graham and lyre; make melody to him with the Rachel Peterson performed in the harp of ten strings! Psalm 33:2 Eastern Washington Music Editors Association Solo and Ensemble Northwest Christian Schools has Festival - both received high honors. been blessed with tremendously Rachel went on to perform at the talented students and a state level. Later in May, they both prospering music department. participated in Musicfest Northwest Spring of 2013 was a very busy - both won silver medals, and Rachel season for our band kids. The also won gold. NWC Advanced Band traveled to Kalispell, Montana for a music April was our choir tour to Western festival, and to Eastern Washington University for the Jazz Dialogue Washington. We visited Shoreline and evening concert. Christian School, Cedar Park Christian School, and Seattle Christian Schools. The elementary and middle school bands participated in the Jr. Lilac We performed for their choirs, and Parade and earned respectable scores. Elementary placed 3rd in they performed for us. In one instance, Division 1, while middle school placed 5th (out of 9) in Division 2. we knew the same song and sang it together - the uniting power of music We finished off the year with “Music in the Parks” - a competition is amazing! Before we headed home accompanied by a fun day at Silverwood. There, both the Concert and our Jubilee Girls’ Choir performed Jazz Bands, earned 1st place trophies. The National Anthem at the King’s Invitational track meet, where our track God has moved in the hearts of families and friends to help ease our team was competing. growth pains by providing support in various ways. In 2012-2013 Our annual spring concert was in the music department received donations of a Euphonium, Alto May, and included a standing-room Saxophone, Trombone, Acoustic Guitar, Marimba, Piano, and nearly only audience. The enthusiasm of $2000 in anonymous financial gifts. “Praise God, from whom ALL the middle school choir, high school blessings flow!” (Doxology) concert choir and Jubilee Girls’ Choir made for an amazing evening of song. Help NWC continue to give our students the opportunity to have a In June, we had the privilege of singing well-rounded, impactful, and memorable education. Please support the at both the high school and eighth Band with your donations - whether it is and instrument collecting dust grade graduations. in your closet or a financial gift - either will help enhance the student I look forward to an exciting new year learning environment. with wonderful music and fantastic Girls Varsity Softball students, to the glory of God! Repeats as Second in State4 Crusader | Fall 2013 NWC Girls Varsity Softball returned to the State Tournament again this year and duplicated their 2nd place finish. Junior Hanna Hustad was voted as 1st Team League MVP for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Seniors Hanna Chaffin and Hayden Smith Photo by Kim Chaffin, NWC Parent and Junior Chloe Baughn also made 1st Team League. Sophomore Mackenzi Gray made 2nd Team League. In the semi-final game, the catcher was running a fever and was pulled from the game. Several girls were called from their regular positions to play where the team needed them most. In that game they shut out DeSales for a 5-0 win. Northwest Christian Schools, Inc.

School Life Est. 1949High School Students Assemble Meal Packets for the Hungry Each year, NWC High School students pick a charity to support through fundraising among the student body. This year, the Associated Student Body officers chose Jeremy Affeldt’s (1997 NWC Alumni) organization Generation Alive. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people in Spokane don’t know from where their next meal will come. Generation Alive’s “Something to Eat” campaign is a crisis response meal packaging program that binds together the privileged and the poor. A majority of the fundraising was during the Annual Battle for the Holy Grail – a rivalry competition between NWC and St. George’s. During the boys and girls basketball games, Northwest Christian students asked for pledges for each point scored. Other fundraisers consisted of a coin drive and a Panda Express fundraiser. With a matching gift, they raised a total of $3,000.00 – enough to make 12,000 meals. The meals consist of rice, soy, dried veggies, and vitamin powder. Each bag will feed four people and is easy to cook (just add boiling water). The meals are specifically designed to provide all the necessary nutritionfor adolescent development as required by the Food and Drug Administration.On Friday, May 17, Northwest Christian students packaged up the meal packets. There were 10 assembly lineswith 10 students each and a supervising adult. After assembly, the meal packets were sealed and boxed. All of themeals went to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank.Eighth Graders Return to an Age of Elegance Certainly, as image bearers of the King, and future participants of that great and glorious wedding banquet, one must learn how to conduct oneself during the most formal of occasions. As adults we know that tackling a place setting with multiple forks is the epitome of intimidation, however, our 8th graders willingly took on a six-course formal luncheon at Glover Mansion as part of their “Age of Elegance” field trip on Thursday, May 23rd. Armed with knowledge of Spokane’s history, dressed for a formal day on the town, and prepared to test their etiquette skills, this group of 8th grade Washington State History students took a trip back in time. This field trip to Spokane is designed to make textbooks come alive, beginning with a stop at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Cultures to explore a trunk exhibit featuring artifacts from Spokane’s own age of elegance. Then it was off to the Campbell House, where students had an opportunity to reenact a scene from the Campbell’s lives through role-playing. But the greatest challenge for these time travelers was waiting at the Glover Mansion dining room, where the formally dressed students used their new mastery of etiquette to dine at a six-course luncheon.“We use this opportunity not only to help the history of Spokane come alive for the students, but also to encourage the students to evaluate the legacies left by these families,” said Middle School Principal Dave Jennings. “We want our students to know that they too can impact their community in powerful ways.”Northwest Christian Schools, Inc. Crusader | Spring 2013 5

School LifeEst. 1949Spring in Washington, DCBy Mrs. Christina HilderbrandOver spring break, fourteen middle school students and parentchaperones traveled to Washington, DC, New York, Gettysburgand Boston! We spent eight days experiencing our Nation’s richChristian heritage firsthand. Starting in Washington, DC, wevisited the different monuments and memorials and were ableto respectfully honor the men and women who have given somuch to our country, and the world. We traveled to the CapitolBuilding, White House, and museums. Our students were giventhe opportunity to lay a wreath at the Unknown Solider inArlington Cemetery. We then walked the grounds where soldiersof Gettysburg fought. We crowded into the dark space used tohide the fleeing slaves traveling the Underground Railroad. In NewYork, we shopped, visited historic places and admired the Statueof Liberty from a boat traveling into New York. We encounteredSpiderman on Broadway and then proceeded to Boston. InBoston, we visited Paul Revere’s home, traveled to the bridge thatwitnessed the “shot heard around the world,” and walked portionsof the Freedom Trail. At the Plymouth Plantation and PlymouthRock, students learned about the faith of our founding fathers atthe National Monument to the Forefathers. It was a whirlwind ofactivity in eight short days!For eighth grade students and parents, we are considering taking this trip again for Spring Break 2014. To learnmore, or if you have questions about an upcoming trip, please contact Christina Hilderbrand at [email protected]. Board of Regents Confirm Victoria New Crusader Logo CadwalladerIn an effort to increase a unified messagae and create Class of 2020brand recognition, the Board of Regents comisssionedand confirmed a new, exclusive Crusader Athletic On Saturday April 20th, Victorialogo. Gone is the ever changing Crusader. He is now Cadwallader, a NWC 5th grader, wasa strong, but not violent, forward looking mascot who crowned Petite Miss Washingtonwill be present on all athletic communication. The Pre-Teen 2013, which is a partacademic shield (as seen on the top of this newsletter) of the Mrs. Washington/Mrs.that has been around in various version over the America Pageant system. To win the crown, Victoriaschool’s history will represent the school in an academic had accumulated the most points in the areas ofcapacity. New Crusader wear will be sold by The Introduction, Interview, Casual Wear ModelingCrusader Club (Booster Club) this school year. and Formal Wear Modeling. Victoria is a volunteer for Northeast Youth Center and for SpokAnimal6 Crusader | Fall 2013 C.A.R.E. and is excited that her crown may give her more opportunities to help underprivileged and/or special needs children, and animals that are in need of a good home. She does plan to continue to compete in pageants as she feels that she is learning valuable skills in poise and public speaking, which she believes prepares her for what God has for her future. By watching the televised Mrs. Washington Pageant on January 18, 2014, you may catch sight of Victoria! Northwest Christian Schools, Inc.

School Life Est. 1949 Theatre Productions 2013-2014 Class of 1993 Nobody Sleeps 20 Year ReunionA comedy featuring a loveablecharacter named Spike. He is abumbling burglar who is tryingto make an “honest” living.Little does he know his target house has fourwonderful characters who try and help out. Show Dates: Sunday, November 3 ~ 3:00 pm Monday, November 4 ~ 7:00 pm Tickets are $3.00 at the door A genuine classic From left to right: Bryan Donaldson, Dave Heglin, show! Follow Tevye, Cassie (West) Breithaupt, Chris Wells, Tina (Turnbough) a humble milkman, Laughary, Chuck Boren, and Brett Erdman. as he tries to adapt to a changing world, This past summer the class of 1993 met for our 20 juggle family, and year high school reunion. On Friday, July 19, we had have some fun along a very intimate group at Clinkerdagger’s Restaurant in the way. The NWCS downtown Spokane.The small group enjoyed a wonderful Theater department time of re-connecting in a great atmosphere while eatingis very excited to bring this production to the delicious food.stage. We hope to make the audience laugh, cry, Saturday, July 20, a few classmates met for a tour of theand look at life from a new perspective as we NWC Colbert Campus. We toured the Upper Campussee Tevye adapt to change – a universal truth. which houses 9th-12th grade and also the brand newCome join us! Lower Campus, now home to the elementary and middle school. We reconvened a few hours later for a Show Dates: family picnic at Audubon Park. It was nice to see a few of the classmates that were unable to make it to dinner March 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 ~ 7:00 pm the previous evening and to meet everyone’s children. March 15 Dinner Theatre ~ 6:00 pm Overall, we had a fun time, however, we missed the teachers and several classmates that were unable to attend! March 16 Matinee ~ 2:00 pm Tickets available for sale in February!Pray for Our Alumni in Uniform Save the DateENGPBDarrlaotyievcaanMihndPMcHeZBGdiiellenlalsaercdksdrkmi,oe,o’n,a9’r9,’nb685’,y89,‘89‘987 TJJABKNDRaeyehlraraaiateeovltchinhdmiimnaadaaRynSanJBhysaaSMRblsacHIapweheonie,ryu,mbd,reg‘‘aa,00i‘rhrhd0s7‘7,e0,2tl*,‘s,3‘0,0‘‘700‘41562 21st AnnualAJNancagktehlaPa(neSmdTeelrhtsze)owSnc,,h‘a‘0r91n9h*orst, ’98 NWC Benefit Auction*Former student Saturday, March 29 Doors Open 4:30 pmIfshyoouulkdnboewoonf tahnisapluramyenrulsisotr, fpolremaseer csotundtaecntt uths!at Tickets on sale in February 509.238.4005 ext 117Northwest Christian Schools, Inc. Crusader | Spring 2013 7

Giving OpportunitiesEst. 1949Giving in Focus - Continued from Page 1 -Glen Arneson Award and lonely world.Glen Arneson, Class of 1956, went home Note that in Genesis 1 man wasto be with the Lord in February 2001. created last in order of all theThis in itself is not unique. We all face the creatures. Sequentially, from firsttime when we too will be called upon to to last, elements in creation grewmeet our Heavenly Father. But, his story in favor and honor. Man wasis unique in that it was at the NWCS 50th created last with a perfect palaceYear Celebration that Glen released a heart to move into and a purpose toof bitterness that had grown due to an steward the rest of creation.unpaid tuition bill which prevented him Initially, before the Fall, man wasfrom receiving his diploma with the rest of his a perfect image bearer, but by Hisgraduating class of 1956. In 2000, Glen Arneson returned to NWC with Sovereignty, and with mystery, mana check to cover that unpaid balance. He was honored at the graduation sinned against God, and yet weof the Class of 2000 and finally presented with his high school diploma. remained His image bearers.Glen passed away less than a year later. In his memory, his widow and Effective image bearers embracefellow classmates set up the Glen Arneson Award Fund to assist a senior their role to live a life that deniesstudent(s) who might not otherwise receive their diploma because of selfishness, is transformed by theunpaid tuition to become a proud graduate of NWC. Holy Spirit and empowered by theTo date, this fund has received over $16,500 and has helped 16 students Word of God. Moreover, imageto complete their high school education and become proud graduates of bearers with purpose will be viewedNWC. by others with a positive image thatDonations can be made to the Glen Arneson Award Fund to help future ultimately may lead them to theNWC seniors. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Vaughn, empty Cross.Gift Processing, at 509.238.4005 ext. 142 or at [email protected]. Glen ArnesonCorrespondence & Gifts Other Ways to Give: Award Fund Bank of America United Way Campaign NWCS Development Team 3/13 – 8/13 $600.00 In Memory of Glen M. Arneson, 5104 E. Bernhill Rd. Class of ‘56 Colbert, WA 99005 McKinstry Co Charitable Foundation 3/13 – 8/13 $250.00 • With Love, a gift from Evelyn 509.238.4005 ext. 146 United Way Contribution Arneson 3/13 – 8/13 $736.11 We love to hear from you! • Bonnie (Murray) Ryan, Wells Fargo Community Support Class of ‘56 Program (At the end of each school year, 3/13 – 8/13 $239.50 the fund helps high school seniors pay tuition costs if needed.) NWCS Foundation EndowmentsDr. Eugene Fadel Fine Arts Chair Gifts since 9/1/2013: $1,000.00Lew Button Memorial Scholarship Fund Students helped since the fund wasDorothy Allen Memorial Scholarship FundArnold Pierce Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 2000: 16Moody Harmon Memorial Scholarship FundJoshua William Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund Give the Gift of PrayerTo Donate Online To be included in our click on the button Prayer Point e-mails GIVE TO NWCS NOW contact us at [email protected] Follow NWC on Facebook nwccrusaders8 Crusader | Fall 2013 Northwest Christian Schools, Inc.

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