Issue 33
April 30, 2020
HC Alumni News - Scholarship/Giving
Greetings to you all while we practice social distancing! During this season of change and adaptation due to the COVID-19 virus, we want to thank our wonderful alumni community and families for your support as we navigate and change how we engage with you. While we haven’t been able to meet in person, we have had some amazing opportunities to connect in new ways and welcome any ideas!
Great Gala News! We were able to pivot our annual in-person gala to a completely virtual gala in under two weeks! In our 5-day event, we had lots of screen time and even some cameos from people you know – Andrew Lazo, John Lister and Dr. Livingston!  If you missed it, you can still check out our gala activities on Facebook – Houston Christian Auction
We had over 230 gala registrants and raised over $225,000 to support HC! We received $50,000 in funding for indexed tuition, our school's newest addition that allows us to assist more families and students to attend our school. Support Indexed Tuition here . Several alumni joined us online during the gala and supported Give from the Heart for Indexed Tuition!  Thank you! That is always a winning bid and is an immediate investment in education!
You will notice that we are also transitioning other events to virtual experiences. Please join us in celebrating our Class of 2020 DSP scholars as they present their research presentations. Their topics are extremely interesting and varied. Also, you can join us online for our virtual brick reveal later this spring along with the awards ceremonies! Graduation is, of course, the most important event of the year and we hope to report what the plan will be soon. Please keep an eye on our social media to see what the schedule will be!
As always we hope you are all safe and healthy. We hope that you are finding time to enjoy the blessing of social distancing and new ways to connect with your loved ones!  Please send us any stories that you may have of your time at home!
Take a Look!
Congratulations to HC Theatreworks!
Stage Managers: Ashley Egger '22, Claudia Jara '22, Parker Elkins '22, Zoe Greene '23 (Front); Kortlyn Staub '20, Carolyn Crouch '21, Betsy Rasplicka '21 (Back).
This year, our Theater Department and students received a total of ELEVEN Tommy Tune nominations for their show Crazy for You! We want to c ongratulate them for winning BEST STAGE CREW AND TECHNICAL EXECUTION! This means every light cue, set change, props, sound and timing was PERFECT! Congrats to our Stage Crew and Tech Crew!

Two of our theater students, Adam Kral '20 and Avery Minotti '20 , were awarded Tommy Tune scholarships.
Student Tech Director: Audrey Houston '20
Student Director: Kortlyn Staub '20
Student Stage Managers: Carolyn Crouch '21, Parker Elkins '22
Student Asst. Stage Managers: Betsy Rasplicka '21, Zoe Greene '23, Claudia Jara '22
Student Assistant Director: Ashley Egger '22
Student Sound Effects Designers : Jake Spann '20, Wallace Shageman '21
Student Props Masters: Fadi Dimassi '21, Hudson Malone '21
Student Light Designer: Eric Stefan '20
Student Crew Chiefs: Carter Killion '21, Murphy McNew, '21 Mitchell Wallace '21

Prop Crew: Fadi Dimassi '21, Hudson Malone '21 | Light Crew: Ben Adams '23, Ellie Lemon '23, William Mallin '23, Nikki Moore '23, Eric Stefan '20* | Running Crew: Ashby Holt '22, Carter Killion '21, Mason McHugh '21, Murphy McNew '21, Zach Munton '21, Lizzie Rokas '20, John Schock '21, Mitchell Wallace '21, Mark Zatopek '21
Virtual Party on the Patio
Stay tuned for our second annual Senior Class & Legacy Brick unveiling on campus!

We will be celebrating our 2020 senior's hard work and will be rescheduling it for a new VIRTUAL date to be announced soon!

Not sure you have a brick? Contact us at to see if you have left your mark on HC!
Stay Connected!
Walls closing in? Take this as an opportunity to reconnect with friends and classmates. And start planning reunions!
Let us know if we can help you to set up a Zoom call with your classmates for an online reunion. Be sure to send us a screenshot of your call or tag us on Instagram @hc_alumni !

We are happy to help keep all our alumni connected to each other to encourage healthy habits!
Mustangs Staying Connected
Check out the next generation of leaders as the Scholars Class of 2020 give an oral defense of their theses and presentation of findings. This event showcases the culmination of commitment and hard work over the past two years.
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