Washington Adventist University recently hosted their Virtual Music Fest 2022. In the final concert, school leaders awarded 27 scholarships to participants. Watch the program by visiting

The following students attending Columbia Union schools received awards.

Highland View Academy
Ana Lopes $6,000
Kierra Singleton $6,000
Melissa Merchan $6,000
Jacob Nerona $6,000
SamuelMachado  $6,000

Lake Nelson
Jaedan Navarro $2,000
Joel Marin $8,000

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.