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Merry Christmas from The Village

December 08,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: This past Wednesday, the Boarding Village celebrated its annual Christmas party, with the traditional Ginger Bread House Building Contest. The Student Monitors served as our esteemed panel of judges and awarded the #1 prize to a group of budding engineers from Korea. It was a […]

Poised for further impact

October 20,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: You will soon begin seeing trucks loaded with dirt, flat beds loaded with lumber and lots of hard hats. You guessed it – It’s time to build again! Construction for two new boarding houses is under way. With an architectural style matching the rest of […]

Serving at Church

September 15,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: Sam Nechi, Alvin Mgbmene, Ini Adeleye and Zack Nguyen greet church members to the second service at South Spring Baptist Church, where the boys attend with their House Parent, Mr. Wilson, or Mr. Rhoads. The boarding kids, who attend South Spring also, take part with […]

More than just a shave

September 08,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life & Director of Campus Ministry: As Director of Residence Life I never know what a day might hold. With eighty students from twenty one countries, in four different grades, and a variety of upbringings, anything is possible. Sometimes the challenges can be difficult. And sometimes, […]

Conflict through the eyes of a boarding parent

September 01,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: I love conflict! Struggle! Pain! No, maybe I don’t. I am not sure. Well, I guess it depends on what exactly the conflict is. There are conflicts between husbands and wives, friends, siblings, teams, etc. You know. And if conflict is not addressed it becomes […]

Brook Hill parents join in on milestones

August 18,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: As House Parents to Brook Hill boarding students from all around the world, we get to share in marking the milestones in the lives of the young men and women entrusted to us for the upcoming school year. It is a privilege and responsibility we […]

It takes a village

May 19,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: A boarding student’s day starts with a greeting from their House Parent as they leave their boarding home early in the morning. From there, they may go to The Cabin for a cup of coffee and be greeted and served by either Mrs. Lambert or […]

The hands and heart of Christ

May 12,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Res Life: The Boarding Community is very proud of our students, Senior, Jeffrey Sonola and Junior, Harold Ofuokwu, who were part of the disaster clean up team who worked this week in Canton after devastating tornadoes struck just two weekends ago.  Both young men commented on how […]

Hundreds of people were able to travel the world at the International Dinner

April 28,

International Night 2017 was a spectacular event with our boarding students showcasing all the countries from which they come. Students were eager to tell about their culture, customs and country with more than ever dressed in traditional attire from their home land. Guests were be able to sample truly delicious foods from around the world including: Jamaican Jerk Chicken, […]

Meet Abed Taha

April 09,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: Abed Taha joined us this year for his first year at Brook Hill, coming all the way from the country of Jordan. Without hesitation, Abed began getting involved in many ways at Brook Hill which immediately allowed him to start developing a broad and varied […]

Meet Jasmine Lee

March 31,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: Meet another delightful member of our Boarding Community, Jasmine Lee. Jasmine is a Korean from Jamaica who is now studying in America. How is that for culturally diverse?! Jasmine joined us here at Brook Hill last year and has hit the ground running. We encourage […]

What is your GEIST quotient?

March 24,

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: A few weeks back, I wrote on a person’s GQ (Global Quotient) in combination with their IQ and EQ (Emotional Quotient) adding up to a strong leader of the future. I’ve been doing more thinking on that subject and have another Q to add to […]