Issue 31
February 28, 2020
HC Alumni News - Community
“For as in one body we have many members and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” - Romans 12:4-5

This month we are focusing on one of Houston Christian High School’s core values: Community! Our community includes students, faculty, staff, alumni, past and current parents, grandparents, board members – anyone who makes HC a part of their own experience. Together we reach our mission and vision – and oftentimes we have fun doing it!

Earlier this month, on Valentine’s Day, we highlighted three of our Mustang Sweetheart couples. By the end of that week, we heard from three more couples – bringing us to 30 Mustang Sweetheart couples! We have mailed over 30 “Future Mustang” onesies and t-shirts to alumni children. Other exciting news is that we have our first legacy applicant to Houston Christian. We are so blessed by our community and we love seeing this growth in the next generation of Mustangs! 

It has also been wonderful to see so many alumni and alumni families from our community supporting our current students at our home games that qualified us for the SPC tournament. We also had several alumni and their families join us at HBU to enjoy all of our students' hard work in putting on Crazy for You, the musical. It was an amazing show!

The 2nd annual Mustang Madness Day surprised us all again this year! On a beautifully sunny day, our students were told that their regularly scheduled day was now going to be filled with fun activities. They could choose what they wanted to do from the 25 different options, ranging from bounce house races, to virtual reality experiences, to flip book fun with friends, to a movie with popcorn, to board games and more! Students were encouraged to have new experiences and meet a new friend or two – and they did!

Spring 2020 will have several opportunities for our alumni to reconnect with each other and with teachers here in Houston!

March 26 AlumNight @ Ciro’s Italian Grill

April 4 Gala and After Party – with special alumni pricing!

April 16 AlumNight @ Live Oak Grill

April 23 Party on the Patio Seniors bricks revealed

May 9 Mustang Challenge – the last challenge with Col. Wilson!

Alumni event details are listed below… join us!
Mustang Sweethearts
Kendall (Cape) '06 and Kyle Harvey '05 celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary in fall 2019. They live in Austin with their son, Brooks (10.23.14) and daughter, Collins (5.18.17).
Becca Voncannon  ‘11 and  Sam Voncannon  ’11 have been married since June 11, 2016 and live in Dallas!
Leanne (Hamilton) ‘04 and Alex Ralston ‘05 were married August 14, 2010 and will celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2020! The Ralstons live in Austin with their daughters Jane & Kate.
Coming Up!
A Night in the Winner's Circle Gala & After Party
Off to the Races!!
Gather a group of friends and join us at Gala! Bid on unique items – including Mr. Lister’s latest bird house creation! Own a piece of handmade art and support our local habitat!

Alumni are invited to The Home Stretch, our gala after party, for a special price of $50! Come at 9 pm to enjoy sweet treats, dance to DJ Calvin’s great tunes, open bar and select auction items! You do not want to miss out on this inaugural alumni event!

Buy your ticket and join us in your derby gear !
AlumNight @ Ciro's Italian Grill
Our first AlumNight of 2020 will be hosted here in Houston! We hope to see our alumni join us for an evening of fellowship at Ciro's Italian Grill at 6 PM near I-10 & Bunker Hill.

Be sure to stop by and add your voice to the conversation as we talk about upcoming alumni events and what HC has in store for the next year.
AlumNight @ Live Oak Grill
Houston is so nice - we want to host here twice! Our second AlumNight will be hosted at the Live Oak Grill on Hempstead Rd!

We look forward to seeing alumni join us for a spring evening of fellowship.

Be sure to stop by and add your voice to the conversation as we talk about upcoming alumni events and what HC has in store for the next year.
Party on the Patio
Join us for our second annual Senior Class & Legacy Brick unveiling on campus during lunch!

We will be celebrating our 2020 senior's hard work after the Junior Red shirt ceremony on April 23, 2020 .

Not sure you have a brick? Contact us at alumni@houstonchristian.org to see if you have left your mark on HC!
Mustang Stories
Linnea Mosvold '17
I am currently a junior on the Colorado Christian University Women's Soccer team. As a part of the team, I recently had the privilege of going on a mission trip to San Jose, Costa Rica. We arrived with very little expectations as schools were on holiday and our goal was to minister and put on soccer clinics for kids. Little did we know God's plans were much bigger than ours! Not only did God bring kids that wanted to hear our message about Him but we were also able to teach kids about where our confidence comes from and how we can glorify God through the game of soccer. Soccer is a universal language that is a great avenue to introduce people to the love of Christ. 

While we were there we had the ability to play against two teams that had girls who ranged from 12 to 33 years old. I had teammates who shared their testimonies and we were able to impact communities even though there was a language barrier. One of the coaches of a team we played said: "the futbol field is like an open church." And wow was he right! Another thing that I was reminded of while I was in Los Guido, a suburb of San Jose, was how important support is in a community. We had a mother of a young girl tell us that girls often shy away from playing sports because it is seen as a "boys" thing. She was grateful that we were able to show her daughter that she can be a strong, confident young girl and also play soccer. We also had a mother who was thankful that we had shared the importance of having a personal relationship with Christ because it greatly impacts every aspect of your life as well as the lives around you. My own relationship with God wouldn't be where it is today if it weren't for the community that I had at HC. I am grateful for teachers, coaches, and friends that continually poured into me and the things that I learned from being a part of athletics and Younglife that still affect me today. 
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