Student Spotlight

We are so proud of all the hard work of our students, and we would like to show off some of the student’s work! Below is just four of our students’ work that covers a range of themes. The themes are as follows: News, Research/Education, Poetry, and Devotions. Please take a couple minutes and read some of the students work.

News

Volcano News

By Joseph Zhuk

The volcanic eruption I’m going to talk about is the Kilauea Volcano. Kilauea volcano erupted on September 29, 2021, around 3:21 pm. So far, it has erupted on the east side of the wall and there is glowing hot lava pouring down the side of the volcano. About 1 hour and 20 minutes later another vent opens up, and more lava comes out of the volcano. Then several days later on October 6th the eastern side of the volcanic lava is starting to cool off and to crust. On October 7th all of the people and cameras recorded the western side of the volcano, because someone saw some recent activity. Here are some pictures of some of the dates for the eruption of the volcano. This is what it looked like on September 29th getting ready to erupt shortly. 
Here is a before and after picture…

As you can see there is just lava everywhere. It’s crazy to think of how good and smart and creative God really is. Yes, it’s dangerous but it also has some art in it. It’s like God is drawing a painting with his finger in the lava. I also forgot to mention what the name of the crater is; it’s Halemaʻumaʻu crater. 
Here is a graph of the depth of the volcano…

https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/recent-eruption

Research/Education

Pictures in the Sky

By Lenea Hoxie

Have you ever looked up on a clear night and noticed that sometimes, a group of stars would make a picture? These “pictures” are called constellations. The word “constellation” comes from a Latin word meaning “to set with stars.” According to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) there are 88 constellations. Most of the names for these constellations came from the Greeks. They identified clusters of stars as gods, goddesses, animals, and objects of their stories.
Farmers were one of the first to use the constellations. In some areas, the changing of seasons was so subtle that the farmers depended on the stars to know when it was time to plant and when the time was right to harvest. Constellations were also used for navigation and helped sailors sail across oceans. They would use Ursa Major to find the Northern Star (Polaris) and by using the height of the Northern Star, one could figure out the latitude.
Not all constellations are visible at the same time. Since the earth is orbiting the sun, different constellations are visible during different seasons. During Spring, Leo the Lion, Cancer the crab, Orion, etc. are visible. In Summer, Scorpius, Lyra, Pegasus, and more are found. There are different constellations for Fall and Winter as well. 
The sky is also divided into two hemispheres, the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Like the different seasons, the different hemispheres determine which constellations are visible. For example, the constellation Draco can only be seen in the Northern Hemisphere. Only a few constellations are circumpolar. Circumpolar means they are visible all the time. Some of the circumpolar constellations from the Northern Hemisphere are the following: Ursa Major (The Great Bear), Ursa Minor (The Lesser Bear), Draco (The Dragon), Cepheus (The King), Cassiopeia (The Queen), and Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). The Bible says in Psalms 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Although the stories of how the “pictures of the night sky” got their names are interesting to hear, one must never forget that God created them as beautiful as they are. We, as Christians, ought to praise God for such a detailed creation. Constellations are just one example of how amazing our Creator is.
Sources:
https://www.skytonight.org/iau
https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/skytellers/constellations
https://star-name-registry.org/blog/item/the-importance-of-the-76-constellations
https://www.adirondackskycenter.org/news-blogs/Astro-Quiz-18-Circumpolar-Constellations

Poetry

Adventure

By Anne Lee

In a world where even an inch is unpredictable,
Little caterpillar who does not know the world,
But is full of curiosity and passion,
Went on its own adventure.

In the sea that is too deep to predict the depth,
The little tiny caterpillar soaked his feet there.
In a land so vast that it is impossible to predict where the end will be,
The little tiny caterpillar set his feet there.

One day, the caterpillar looked up to the sky and said,
“Am I heading in the right direction?”
No one can answer that.
The answer and the end of your adventure
Only you know.   

Devotions

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”
James 2:17

By Noah Stephens

This verse means that works cannot get you into heaven. You need to be saved by the Holy Spirit and ask Him into your heart. Works are meaningless to God when it applies to going to Heaven. If faith were the same as works and were on the same level, the value of salvation would be significantly less. God encourages us to speak this truth and to make sure people know how to go to Heaven. We should all be missionaries to other people even if it’s not in another country. God commands us to lead people to Him so that He can save them.

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