ze·nith
/zënTH/

noun:
1. the time at which something is most powerful or successful; a highest point or state; culminating point.
2. the point of the celestial sphere that is directly opposite the nadir and vertically above the observer. origin: Late Middle English from Old French or medieval Latin cenit; based on Arabic samt (ar-ra’s) ‘ path (over the head)’.

A word often skimmed over in the excitement of relishing a new school year’s book of memories. Found faithfully residing on the sleek spine of our yearly chronicle, yet commonly overlooked. Although the word zenith has been ignored by the student body of Hawthorne Christian Academy, the reality of its profound meaning has been chased after by its whole. A zenith cannot be arrived at with only a single set of footprints behind its peak. A zenith is not achieved in a single day. Rather, the trek may take months, and only after years of prior training. A zenith may not always look as expected yet it is always what is needed. Not a shallow emotionally-charged experience. But rather a real beholding of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. So, why climb? The higher we ascend toward the earthy peak, the clearer image of the celestial zenith we achieve. We strive to see the view clearer and be closer to the One whom is Himself the view. The purpose of the book in your hand is this: a physical record of the zenith Hawthorne Christian Academy fought for during the 2018-2019 school year. So come. Join in with this community on our journey to catch a richer glimpse of the true and utmost Zenith.

Christine Pelliccio
Yearbook Editor; HCA Class of 2019