SCLHS Stories to Share
Like any family, the St. Croix family of students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and friends create strong bonds and many fond memories with one another. This page will share some of those stories to highlight the variety of experiences found at St. Croix.
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Association Member Shares His Thoughts
Following the Regional Brass Festival weekend held at St. Croix in December 2007, one of the members of the Reformation Brass, who hosted this premier event, wrote to share his thoughts about the St. Croix students who participated.
Let me say how impressed I was with your brass ensemble's performance on Sunday. I have listened to St. Croix band performances since before my kids began, probably going back to 1993 or '94. Sunday's performance of "Carol of the Bells" was easily the best bit of brass work that I have heard come out of this school during that time. Our timpanist and conductor, Dennis Svendsen, former director of bands at U of M, Morris, could not hold back the smiles as he sat near me and listened to your group. Very impressive!
Although I spoke to most of the group on Sunday, please again relay my appreciation to the entire group for efforts on Sunday.
Of course, during Saturday's clinics, workshops and limited free time, the students conducted themselves as great representatives of the school. They did all that we asked of them. They also encouraged and welcomed all of the musicians present, especially the elementary school musicians.
Graduate Reflects on the International Program
Meggie (2007) shared the following thoughts on her experiences with the Mandarin Chinese class and the international student program offered at St. Croix:
I feel that the International Program at St. Croix is just one of the many blessings that I experienced while attending St. Croix. I had such a different experience than most of my college friends did in their high school. I learned about different cultures and made friends from across the world all within the bounds of four hallways. It has opened my eyes to the world around me and made me thankful for this great big world that God has given us.
I hope to travel to China and experience things there, just as my Chinese friends have done here in America. I think to appreciate a culture, you need to dive into it. I want to grow in my appreciation and love for other cultures.
One day, perhaps, I will serve with Friends of China and put my skill and passion for foreign language to good use. I feel that I would be an asset to the program and would feel so happy and thankful as I grow in my faith and help others to grow in their faith as well. We are commanded to go to all ends of the world and share the Good News, and what better place to do it than China.