July 2004

Did You Know?

Millennial Kid Power

There are about 78 million American "Generation Y" individuals who were born between 1979 and 1994. These “millennial kids” are labeled Generation Y because they follow...



Adventist Education Does Matter

One of the significant questions asked about Adventist education is whether or not children who attend Adventist schools remain in the Adventist Church as adults in...


Fresh Start

Of Fantasies and Formal Education

A student applying for admission to New York University (NYU) gave a creative answer to the question, “Are there any personal accomplishments or significant experiences...



A Mission with Meaning

A Mission with Meaning “To share God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing.” –Adventist Health Mission Statement As popular as mission statements are in today’s business... More

New Chaplain Shares Hope at Tillamook County General Hospital

Danny Parada knows what living the mission of Adventist Health is all about. As the new chaplain at Tillamook County General Hospital (TCGH), he gets plenty of opportunities to minister to patients... More

Alaska High Schoolers Join Milo Students for Mission to Guatemala

Brent and Ryan Cole, brothers and Craig (Alaska) Public High School students, recently returned from a mission trip to Poptun in eastern Guatemala. The mission trip was a school activity for Milo... More

Alaska Students Enjoy Field Trips from Land of Dead-end Roads

There are no roads to Nome, Dillingham, Juneau or Sitka. These towns, along with the majority of small Alaskan villages, are all accessed exclusively either by air or water. In fact, Juneau, Alaska’s... More

Sitka Student Claims Jesus as His Friend

"One of the things I’ll miss about the school is the learning about Christ and His doings,” Phillip Dumag said during his graduation speech. “Before I came to this school, I thought that Jesus was... More

Anchorage Students Support Overseas Military

Living in Anchorage, Alaska, with two military bases nearby, has brought the war overseas very close to the hearts of Anchorage Jr. Academy students. One of the teachers has a son overseas, and many... More

Desert View Students Grasp Nature in Their Own Hands

Desert View Christian School student Kierianna Chavez holds a hummingbird in her hand while Sierra Ferrier watches. Another student listens to the wild heartbeat of the hummingbird.Every year as the... More

GSAA Creates Futures One Choice at a Time

Life was not handed to Jonathan DeBard on a silver platter, but he is silver-plating his future. DeBard, the youngest of seven in a merged family, has been shuffled between parents for as long as he... More

Salmon Gets New Student, New Member

I had just finished depositing a month’s worth of groceries on my kitchen counter when I saw Lucy Slater, a faithful recruiter for our school, coming up my walk with a young woman in tow. I greeted... More

MEA Holds First Outdoor School in Yellowstone National Park

With God’s second book being nature, Mt. Ellis Academy has really been blessed. Surrounded by majestic mountains and fertile valleys that provide an abundance of outdoor activities, the academy... More

“Boarding” Academy Integrates Fun and Learning

“Boarding” Academy Integrates Fun and Learning Do you want to ski or snowboard? Mt. Ellis Academy can help you out as the only Adventist “boarding” academy in the United States. The school has its... More

CAA Selected as National Finalist for 2004 Academy Award for Excellence

Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) was selected as the first runner-up for the 2004 Academy Award for Excellence and received a $20,000 grant during the Alumni Awards Foundation's annual convention... More

CAA Seniors Turn Dream into Reality

While Columbia Adventist Academy class of 2004 was deciding what to give as their school gift, someone jokingly suggested, “What about a new tour bus?” Replacing the existing 1960s-vintage bus seemed... More

RVAS Cultural Exchange Benefits Two Schools

Rogue Valley Adventist School (RVAS) hosted 32 Japanese exchange students and two teachers from Hijiyama High School, a girls' high school in Japan, for two months this spring.RVAS hoped for cultural... More

Grants Pass School Helps Fight Hunger

When Gordon Anderson, Oregon state representative, heard about Grants Pass Adventist School's (GPAS) service projects, he contacted them about coordinating Youth Against Hunger.Between October and... More

LAA Provides Knowledge and More

Ashley Ward, a senior at Livingstone Adventist Academy (LAA), has discovered just how great the positive effects of a Christian school can be. “Livingstone has been one of the best things that has... More

Milo Students REACH Their Peers

Seven Milo Adventist Academy (MAA) students were awarded peer-ministry medallions at the senior consecration service on May 28. The medallions recognized that they have learned skills with which to... More

Milo's Bovee Receives Award

"To teach is to change a life," and some teachers especially exemplify this saying and deserve to be recognized. Jeff Bovee, Milo Adventist Academy English teacher, received this recognition recently... More

PAA Random Acts of Kindness Mission Trip to Portland

Twenty-two youth, including 18 Portland Adventist Academy students, participated in a unique mission during spring break 2004 and visited the inner city of Portland to do "random acts of kindness.”In... More

PAA Student Tests DNA for Senior Project

For her senior project at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA), Cassie Lemke did DNA testing on three sets of twins to determine if they were identical or fraternal (non-identical). She found, to the... More

Students Helped Through Tough Questions at Renamed School

David Moczarski was doing everything right. His ladder was anchored as he climbed with a drill in one hand. A non-believer, Moczarski was framing the new Rogers Adventist School when, in a freak... More

KEEP Scholarship Leads to Baptism

Meghan became a ward of the state when she was nine years old. Taken from her family, her parents in prison, her brothers and sisters in foster care with other families, Meghan’s life was a cyclone... More

UCA's Community Table Forges Personal Connections

Though Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) is only about a mile from the little farming town of Spangle, Wash., the interaction between the academy and the community has been minimal. This school year,... More

UCA Seniors Honored for Academic Excellence

Five Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) seniors were presented with medallions to add to their graduation regalia at the annual Spokane Scholars banquet held by local business people to encourage academic... More

Spokane Jr. Academy Renovates Inside and Out

In today’s society, finding a school where teachers really care about students and desire to see them give their lives to Jesus is unusual at best. At Spokane Jr. Academy (SJA), students are... More

Pond Restoration Project Educates WWVA Biology Students

Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA) biology students have launched an educational adventure that promises to become a legacy.A property trade between Clara E. Rogers Elementary School and WWVA provided... More

UCA Teacher Sees No Comparison Between Public and Adventist Education

Mariano de Oro spent the last 12 years teaching in public colleges and high schools. "I loved the kids I taught in the public school system,” he said. “But I couldn’t share Christ with them. That was... More

Pend Oreille Teacher Honored by Who's Who

Earl Brockman, Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School principal and seventh- through ninth-grade teacher for the last six years, has been selected for inclusion in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among... More

African Adventure Inspires CCA Grad

Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) will celebrate 100 years of providing Adventist Christian education in the Wenatchee Valley next year. When the first Adventist church was opened in Wenatchee in 1905... More

UCC Band Clinic at UCA

The music clinics held on the campus of Upper Columbia Academy are one of the many delightful ways that area Adventist schools and students are able to network with each other. This year, more than a... More

WWC Students Head to El Salvador for Spring Break Mission

While many students spent a week on the beach for spring break, eight Walla Walla College students traveled to the impoverished region of San Juan Opico, El Salvador, to work on a church.The students... More

Special Offering Funds WWC Education

Every year, churches in the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) collect a special offering to help students pay for their college education. This offering benefits the NPUC grant program at Walla... More

Backpacking Trip, New Building Benefit Students and Community

Many youth organizations from Camp Fire USA to the Girl and Boy Scouts of America provide camping opportunities to kids, but Nelson Crane Christian School’s (Puyallup, Wash.) annual backpacking trip... More

Shelton Students' Reading Scores Double

Students of Shelton Valley Adventist School, their teachers and parents are celebrating the results of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills that the students took recently. On average each student's reading... More

Auburn Students Walk for American Cancer Society

Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) students and staff gathered at nearby Kent Meridian High School on May 21 to celebrate life and actively support research to enhance it at the American Cancer Society's... More

PSAA Choir Sings in Victoria for NPUC Educators Conference

As the melodious sounds of "Pie Jesu" blessed the ears of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) educators in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on April 17 during the NPUC Educators Conference,... More

Auburn Plans Student-led Evangelistic Series

A youth-led evangelistic series will begin Oct. 22 in Auburn, Wash. A team of students from Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) will be in charge of planning, performing, greeting, providing childcare and... More

PSAA Music Groups Tour Canada

Puget Sound Adventist Academy's (PSAA) 45-voice choir nervously listened to the last-minute instructions of their director, Colleen Brundula, before performing for three music adjudicators at Canada'... More

Experiencia Mexicana for Orcas Christian School

Here I am, the day before our missionary students and teachers return to the San Juan Islands and to Orcas Christian School.The trip has been amazing! We are proud of the students and how they’ve... More

Faith on Fire Seeks Bibles

"Please, may I have one? Oh, please, may I have one?" still rings in our ears from distributing the 32,000 Bibles gathered by the Pathfinders only four years ago at the international camporee. A... More