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Story by Newport News Award Program and Visitor Staff

Allegheny East Conference’s (AEC) Calvary Adventist School and Early Learning Center in Newport News, Va., was recently selected for the 2020 Best of Newport News Award in the Private School category of the Newport News Award Program.

Each year the program identifies companies they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These local companies enhance the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and community and help make the Newport News area a great place to live, work and play.

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Story by ADRA Staff

Since early January, the COVID-19, the official name given for the coronavirus, has been declared a public health emergency of international concern as the virus has now made a wider impact and reach than the SARS outbreak in 2003.

Within two and a half months, there have reportedly been more than 71,000 confirmed cases, with 99 percent of the cases in mainland China, and more than 1,700 deaths worldwide.

Story by Taylor Kelley

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center has earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rating is based on quality and performance measures as compared to over 4,000 hospitals across the country. Less than 9% of hospitals received five stars. Shady Grove Medical Center is the only hospital in Montgomery County, and one of eight in Maryland, to receive the distinction.

"This achievement represents years of hard work at every level of our organization," said Dan Cochran, president of Shady Grove Medical Center. "This five-star distinction is truly the mark of people and processes coming together to make sure our patients have the safest, highest quality care."

Plumbers work to repair sewage pipe break at Courthouse Road church in Richmond.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

Members of Potomac Conference’s Courthouse Road church in Richmond will worship in their building this Sabbath after the main sewage pipe to the building broke and flooded last week.

Blue Mountain Academy student Summer Dekle and Spencerville Adventist Academy Student Darysa Gregory receive scholarships.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard / Photo by Robert Martinez

Last weekend at Washington Adventist University’s MusicFest 2020, the school’s Music Department awarded $154,000 in scholarships to event attendees. Students from academies across the Columbia Union Conference received $118,000 of those scholarships. Watch their Friday evening performance below.

The following Columbia Union Conference students received scholarships:

Before dinner, the Spring Valley Academy Music Department presents “It’s a Small World” in the Fritzsche Center for Worship and Performing Arts.

Story by Vicki Swetnam

Ohio Conference's Spring Valley Academy (SVA) recently held their annual gala auction on campus. More than 300 people attended the event and helped raise approximately $225,000 for the Worthy Student Fund and the upcoming classroom expansion project. This project will provide additional space for SVA’s enrollment growth trend of the past few years.