Story by Leah Ware

In partnership with the Waldwick Adventist School (N.J.) and the Vine Haven Adventist School (N.J.), Lake Nelson Adventist Academy in Piscataway, N.J., recently had a very special and unique leadership training. Sponsored by the New Jersey Conference, the theme for the year’s retreat, “Courage to Lead,” was held at the Tranquil Valley Retreat Center in Andover, N.J.

Student Association (SA) leaders, accompanied by chaperones, school principals, SA advisors and keynote speakers, spent two days engaged in activities designed to guide, empower and spiritually strengthen their God-given talents and skills. This event gave students the opportunity to receive leadership training, participate in planning sessions and learn how to become spiritual leaders wherever God positions them.

Spencerville Adventist Academy,  Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington

Story by Heidi Wetmore

Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA) students and staff recently partnered with Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) to organize and pack 50 boxes of food in preparation for distribution. There has been an increase of people in need, including a number of recent refugee families from Afghanistan.

“The students are excited to participate in service and plan to continue working with ACSGW throughout the school year,” says Tim Soper, campus chaplain.

Story by Shaun Robinson

Thirteen ambitious students enrolled in this year’s engineering class at Takoma Academy (TA). Two of the course instructors are local engineers who have worked for NASA and Verizon. A third instructor who has done similar training with the U.S. military joins the team online each morning.

This year, Andrews University (Mich.) partnered with TA, certifying the Introduction to Engineering course as the first ever dual-credit course taught by TA instructors on TA’s campus. Additionally, students are receiving training that will prepare them to secure the industry-respected SOLIDWORKS Certification.

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Story by Natalie Lilly

The Pennsylvania Conference recently welcomed Johnathan Ryan to serve as the new coordinator for the Publishing Department. Ryan is directing a literature evangelism program for high school and college students to enrich their faith and earn money toward their Seventh-day Adventist education.

Students are equipped with books like Ellen G. White’s The Great Controversy, The Desire of Ages, and Steps to Christ, along with materials on healthy eating to sell door to door. Proceeds from the sales are matched by the student’s school, doubling their earnings; these monies are applied to their tuition.