The largest freshman class in 15 years—54 of them—recently enrolled at Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) for the 2015-16 school year. The Class of 2019 is comprised of 32 girls and 22 boys. Eight are children of 10 loyal SVA alumni.
Story by Janel Haas-Ware, Shenandoah Valley Academy
Nearly one year since Ohio Conference leaders learned of the dire financial situation facing their beloved Mount Vernon Academy in Mount Vernon, Ohio Conference constituents voted to ratify the recommendations put forth by the Mount Vernon Academy Board of Trustees and Ohio Conference Executive Committee to authorize the sale of assets of the Mount Vernon Academy Corporation.
Over the past few years, I’ve had a few opportunities to participate in committees tasked with hatching ideas that breathe new life into our education system in North America. Invariably the conversation turns to the pastor/school relationship.
Editorial by Darren Wilkins, principal of Spring Valley Academy
When Takoma Academy students Courtney Saunders (’17), Lyshll Prudente (’16) and Rachel Manuel (’16) were notified that they had been selected to attend the 2015 Achievement of the Mind Program, it seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime.
Blue Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School (BME) staff in Hamburg weren’t sure if BME would open as scheduled this year after an EF-1 tornado destroyed the building this summer. The twister removed most of the classrooms’ roof, completely removed the gym roof and knocked down several walls.
My life is a testimony to God’s blessings,” says Fabian Taffe, a 2015 Washington Adventist University theology graduate. “Studying at WAU for two years has been a great experience and blessing in my journey to becom[ing] a pastor. The connections I’ve made with faculty, staff and other students have been priceless. The teachers are always available to give you the time you need.
This summer Kettering College (KC) in Kettering, Ohio, launched the International Medical Missionary program, making it possible for students to spend a summer or full year as a medical missionary to remote medical clinics in places like Thailand, Africa or South America.
Washington Adventist University will host its third Visionaries Gala September 20 in support of the university’s “Vision 2020, Growing With Excellence” plan. The gala is an annual event that supports “Vision 2020” to encourage and expand interaction between the university and community.