Potomac Conference

Seniors Kimorra Buggs and Danielle Johnson participate in the THIMUN conference.

Story by Shaun Robinson

In times like these, in which there are conflicts and strife across the globe, many often wonder if humans will ever live in peace and learn to occupy this planet as a single cohort of God’s most prized creations. To achieve that type of solidarity would require the kind of compromise, tolerance and communication that is taught during programs like The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN).

Photo by Tony Ventouris

Story by Debra Anderson

Last Saturday afternoon, the Potomac Conference unveiled its new northern office building in Camp Springs, Md., a campus that sits on a hill. This ribbon-cutting event marked a significant milestone for the organization, especially for its DMV-based employees who have long awaited a local administrative hub. The opening ceremony, imbued with a sense of community and spiritual fervor, introduced a sprawling three-building campus designed to cater not only to administrative needs but also to foster extensive community and media outreach.

Story by Shaun Robinson

Potomac Conference's Takoma Academy (TA) is proud of its many successful graduates who have gone on to pursue careers in myriad industries and disciplines. Zelick Stewartson (’14) is one graduate who embodies the spirit of the TA Tiger. Stewartson—a four-year alumnus—enrolled at the University of Maryland in pursuit of a degree in Engineering. Although he did very well academically in high school, he admits that college challenged him on a much higher level; unpacking the expository readings and problem-solving assessments required an abundance of commitment from an undergraduate.

Students line up to receive Bryn Elliott’s autobiography, Dying to Live. Photo by Richmond Adventist Academy

Story by Debra Anderson

In pursuit of promoting mental health awareness within Potomac Conference’s 16 schools, the Office of Education has made it a priority to address subject matters not often publicly addressed. As part of this mental health initiative, guest lecturer Bryn Elliott recently shared her compelling testimony at each of the conference’s three senior academies: Richmond, Shenandoah Valley, and Takoma.

Zaida Galva (in robe) and her friends lead students in praise and worship during the baptismal celebration.

Story by Zaida Galva

I can definitely say coming to Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) was a God-worked plan. My name is Zaida Galva, and I am a senior from New York City, a place where you are confronted with lots of challenges on a daily basis. City life is extremely fast-paced, and you never really have a chance to establish deep relationships with those around you. That all changed when I arrived at SVA.