Story by Potomac Conference Staff
The Potomac Conference family has lost one of its most valued members. Richard Cooper, a teacher at the Desmond T. Doss School in Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Rick had been teaching 5th and 6th graders at the Doss school since August 2015. Respected by his colleagues and loved by his students, Rick was passionate about teaching. He believed in ministering to the whole child --academically and spiritually, and he took every opportunity to talk to them about God.
Story by Ron Mills
"When he was 7 years old, he was able to master certain computer applications, and his gift started to develop from there,” states Yanic Hardie, regarding her son Darius. And thus began the amazing odyssey of Takoma Academy (TA) Freshmen Darius Hardie and the amazing gift of mastering information technology that God has bestowed upon Him.
Recognizing that their child had a unique gift, but not sure of what to do, Darius’ parents enrolled him in the Python computer course at the University of Maryland. He received an A+. Neither the students nor the professor realized that Darius was only 12 years old.
Story by Darren Wilkens
Mark Twain famously wrote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
At Spring Valley Academy (SVA), we take the truth in this quote seriously. We believe education must be global, not provincial. The only way to acquire those “charitable views of men (and women) and things” is to go and meet them on their home turf.