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PAA Mentorship Club Provides Opportunity

June 06, 2018 / Liesl Vistaunet

Maria Bibb, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) international student program director, knows her students learn English best when they interact with American students in casual and fun ways. That’s why she established an international student mentorship club. This year, the club is building friendships between 35 international students and 50 American students.

Beloved CAA Icon Rests

June 05, 2018 / Larry Hiday

A beloved teacher passed away Feb. 27, 2018, after a second bout with cancer. During the 30-plus years Reavis Belin taught at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., he became the icon of all the good teachers at the school.

Belin first came to CAA from College View Academy in Lincoln, Neb., in 1979 as the industrial education teacher. One of the things he did to hook students’ interest was build sand rails. Belin loved to use his homemade buggies to get kids interested in many things, and trips to the dunes were just one of them.

Seven Join Grants Pass Through Baptism

June 05, 2018 / Jennifer Burkes

Following several weeks of Prophecy Unsealed seminars, the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church in welcomed seven new members on March 24, 2018. Through baptism, these seven became part of the body of Christ. Each addition is a blessing and adds to the fullness of this body.

Ed Della Paolera was rebaptized because of a new and improved walk with Jesus. Charlsie Trotter, following a “Seventh-day Adventist diet,” lost 120 pounds.

Why Milo?

May 14, 2018 / Kathy Hernandez

Kaitlin Walters, a Milo Academy freshman, writes:

Before I came to Milo, I was depressed and I really just felt unfulfilled. My grades were bad, and my spiritual life was nonexistent. I felt useless, and it seemed I didn't have a purpose in this world. 

Since coming to Milo, I feel much more full of life, and I have grown physically, mentally, academically and spiritually. I am no longer depressed, and I am learning new things every day and how to deal with my feelings, time and grades more effectively. 

PAA Responds to Gen Z Research

May 11, 2018 / Liesl Vistaunet

Today’s teenagers are being called the first “post-Christian” generation in America.

That’s according to a new Barna Group research study, which reports the percentage of Generation Z (current 13- to 18-year-olds) that identify as atheists is higher than any other previous generation.

Three Grants Pass Teachers Receive EXSEED Grants

May 08, 2018 / Jennifer Burkes

The Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School and the community of Grants Pass, Ore., are proud of the school's three EXSEED grant recipients. Amy Whitchurch, Bridget Cline and Sheryl Shewmake each received $2,000 for classroom improvements. Funds are for projects based on EXSEED principles.