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The Honor Academy    is a 12-month program where students enter as "interns" for intense, driven, and spiritual growth-inducing activities.  They are not only taught matters of faith, but also about leadership, character, and other success-oriented topics.   Rachael was absolutely determined to be a part of the Honor Academy and, as her father, I discerned that, for her, it was the right thing to do.  She entered the program in August of 2003 and, by the time of her death in June, the spiritual growth in my girl was utterly awesome.  I can testify first-hand to the positive impact the Honor Academy had on my daughter.

In Loving Memory of

Rachael was incredibly self-motivated to achieve the utmost.  She took on highly challenging activities and commitments that were not required.  She also stepped up to the challenge of being accepted as a Core Advisor, meaning that, beginning with her 2nd year in the program (she decided in the spring that she wanted to go for a 2nd year), she would be the leader for a  Core of about 18 girls (if she passed the rigorous selection process).  The Honor Academy website describes a Core as:   "a group of 12-18 undergraduate interns.  A Graduate Intern Core Advisor leads the discipleship of the core and is available to encourage the interns in the core to pursue development and growth."

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not able to tell if Rachael is in this group photo or not.  if anyone from the
HA knows if she is or is not in here, please let me know

Well, you would not believe how excited Rachael was when she was indeed selected to be one of the Core Advisors.  And she was so ahead of the curve...she had already, after prayerful consideration, selected her Core's name (Surrendered), her Core's scripture: John 12:24 and her Core's graphic that was to go on her Core's flag.  At the time of her death, the flag was not yet constructed, but some girls went ahead and constructed the flag and presented it to us at the memorial for Rachael on campus...a photo of the flag is below.


Rachael's Core Flag
"Truly, truly, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,
it remains alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit."


Teen Mania Ministries

The Honor Academy functions under Teen Mania Ministries   which was founded by Ron Luce.  Our church had been involved in the yearly events called "Acquire the Fire" which are huge rallies held in major cities.  Teen Mania Ministries runs those events.


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