Education

Washington Adventist University recently hosted students from across the Columbia Union Conference for their choir festival. See who received scholarships at the event here.

$4,000/year Scholarships

Esteban Grajales, Blue Mountain Academy (BMA), Tenor
Jiamya Morris, Highland View Academy (HVA), Soprano
Kayla Cortiguerra, Richmond Academy (RA), Soprano
Naava Shepard, HVA, Soprano
Filipe Cioni, BMA, Tenor
Esteban Gonzalez, BMA, Tenor
Zoe Bronson, HVA, Alto

Grace Lutterdot
Delia Russel
Rachel Ingram-Clay
Amanda Lucini
Jonathan Lutterodt

$5000/year Scholarships

Ellenor Paul-O'Neil recognizes Peter Moses

Story by Heidi Wetmore

Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA) high school students recently participated in the first of this year’s four Dress for Success days. Ellenor Paul-O’Neil, high school vice principal, explains, “Dress for Success Day is intended to teach students how to dress for a professional, business environment. Employers have indicated that many applicants for jobs do not understand how to dress for professional business events such as a job interview or other professional activities. Additionally, it is critical that youth know how to effectively represent themselves in a professional manner.”

Spring Valley Golden Gala

Story by Vicki Swetnam

Spring Valley Academy (SVA) hosted “The Golden Gala” last fall, as the school celebrated its 50th anniversary. “The past several years, we’ve held the auction at off-campus locations,” says Darren Wilkins, principal. “But with the 50th anniversary and our new Worship and Performing Arts Center completed, we really wanted to hold the event at the school.”

The last four galas have raised money for the just-completed first phase of the new center, and this event gave SVA the opportunity to show gala sponsors, donors and volunteers how their gifts were used. With the first phase of this new facility costing around $5.5 million, the gala was one of the major donors to this campaign, contributing more than $1 million.

Math teacher D’Anya Brezzell (right) shares her thoughts about Kelli Raí Collins’ new devotional book.

Story by Salena Featherstone

Kelli Raí Collins has been the data specialist at Potomac Conference's Takoma Academy (TA) for five years, and is a proud parent of three: current TA student Solomon (’20), TA alum Zoie (’18) and Oakwood University (Ala.) student Mykel. Collins, a third generation Seventh-day Adventist, has always been dedicated to giving her children the Christian education she received.