July/August 2019

About this issue:

Young people across the Pacific Northwest continue to gain great advantages from Adventist education. In the July/August Gleaner, discover the personal perspectives of six exceptional students, as well as an overview of this year’s Caring Heart Award winners.

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July 03, 2019 | Education | Beverly Talakua
Private schools. Eww. I believed private schools — the ones with the fancy campuses, … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Brian Harris
It is important for people to receive an education in their life. Time that students … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Jenae Rogers
Smiling faces stare. Glances tell a story. I hope they like me. I know worrying does me … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Linda Kirby
“My goodness you’ve grown up so much since I last saw you. You’re growing like a weed … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Molly Ahola
Adventist education has greatly affected my life in many ways including support for my … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Faith Pepple
Sometimes I feel I have overlooked the great blessing of Adventist education. I forget … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education
Fourteen Northwest academy students received the $500 Caring Heart Award scholarship … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Hailey Bischoff
As I write this, it’s my senior year. I’m on the home stretch, and the finish line is … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Jared Wilson
Over the course of my life, my parents have chosen to take a God centered approach to … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Jenna Franklin
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Makayla Browning
Adventist education has made a positive difference in my life. Without it, I wouldn’t … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Max Betcher
I grew up knowing God. But I never knew what I was supposed to do with that knowledge. … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Paris Quave
Christian education is one of the most important undertakings of the modern Adventist … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Savannah Zamora
Have you ever struggled with your personal walk with God? I know, even if it’s hard to … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Tegan Smith
In Adventist education, I have learned lessons that have helped me understand that all … read more
July 03, 2019 | Education | Aubrianna Brennan
Adventist education has made a positive impact on my life, but I haven’t always seen it … read more

Editorial

July 03, 2019 | Church | John Freedman
Spiritual checklists have gotten a bad reputation — and for good reason. Our standing … read more

Intersections

May 23, 2019 | Church | Steve Vistaunet
Hundreds of Adventist members and guests from the Pacific Northwest and beyond gathered … read more

Just Like Jesus

Jose was a nasty man. Anybody in town would tell you that. No one wanted to be near him … read more

Perspective

Nobody should ever die alone. Yet it happens all the time. A veteran policeman in town … read more

Perspective

July 04, 2019 | Church | Seth Pierce
So many people have shared with me the phrase, “It’s not about the destination, it’s … read more

News

Acción

July 03, 2019 | Church | Jonathan Russell
“What if we were to recapture the idea of evangelism driven by passionate, spirit- … read more

Acción

July 03, 2019 | Church | Jonathan Russell
¿Qué sucedería si resucitáramos un concepto de evangelismo generado por laicos llenos … read more

Adventist Health

July 04, 2019 | Health | Jenni Glass
Adventist Health is on a bold journey to establish sustainable significance with a … read more

Adventist Health

June 24, 2019 | Health | Judy Leach
Adventist Health Portland is introducing a new health plan product for employers in the … read more

Alaska Conference

July 01, 2019 | Church | Monte Church
The Arctic Adventist Company in Utqiagvik (formerly known as Barrow), Alaska, held an … read more

Alaska Conference

June 26, 2019 | Education | Kallie McCutcheon
A few days ago, I tasked my students with writing a news article to tell what has been … read more

Alaska Conference

June 20, 2019 | Education | Darla John
Anchorage Junior Academy pre-K and kindergarten students made a point this school year … read more

Idaho Conference

June 22, 2019 | Education | Nicole Batten
Sophomore Gabriela Liebelt, known as Gaby to the staff and students at Gem State … read more

Idaho Conference

May 04, 2019 | Education | Gerry Essink
For the first time, Camp Ida-Haven in McCall, Idaho, hosted Outdoor School for the … read more

Montana Conference

July 04, 2019 | Education | Larissa Harris
It’s hard to believe that another graduation weekend has come and gone at Mount Ellis … read more

Montana Conference

July 02, 2019 | Education | Jason Rogers
Mount Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Mont., has just finished its 117th year of operation in … read more

Montana Conference

June 29, 2019 | Education | Kami Berry
Montana’s nickname is the Treasure State. Five Falls Christian School (FFCS) is one of … read more

Montana Conference

June 21, 2019 | Education | Matthew Lukens
The crystalline air condenses into quickly disappearing clouds of white vapor. As you … read more

Oregon Conference

July 06, 2019 | Education | Liesl Vistaunet
In all departments and at every level, teachers at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) are … read more

Oregon Conference

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the Oregon Conference executive committee “unanimously and … read more

Oregon Conference

June 28, 2019 | Education | Larry Hiday
Music trip: noun 1. reward for hard work put into practices and performances by band/ … read more

Oregon Conference

June 24, 2019 | Education | Karla Toms
Central Oregon is packed with gorgeous mountain peaks, breathtaking landscapes, amazing … read more

Oregon Conference

May 28, 2019 | Education | Aaron Nakamura
Milo Adventist Academy’s top vocal choir, One Voice, went on a weeklong tour in April … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 04, 2019 | Education | Dena Garrett
Erik Borges will serve as the next principal of Walla Walla Valley Academy, in College … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 30, 2019 | Education | Becky Caswell
How do fresh eggs, baby bottles and power tools fit into the school curriculum? During … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 26, 2019 | Education | Kris Dalrymple
Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., is expanding our dual-credit program … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

June 22, 2019 | Education | Kristin Fry
Milton-Stateline Adventist School in Milton-Freewater, Ore., has a unique and rewarding … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

May 31, 2019 | Education | Holley Bryant
In a world in which it feels like our kids are pushed to grow up faster than ever … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

May 23, 2019 | Church | Steve Vistaunet
Allee Currier has accepted the invitation of the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

May 22, 2019 | Youth | Traci Carothers
It was a long drive from Pendleton, Ore., to Camp MiVoden overlooking Hayden Lake … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

May 13, 2019 | Education | Julie Savino
Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) in Wenatchee, Wash., held their annual student-led week … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

May 03, 2019 | Church | Donna Casebolt
As one of our Northside Church outreach activities during February 2019, we gave … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

March 14, 2019 | Church | Beth Duffey
The Clark Fork Church is tucked away in the tiny town of Clark Fork, located in the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

March 12, 2019 | ten commandments | Suellen Lines
In September 2018, All Nations Center (ANC) of Wapato, Wash., was approached with an … read more

Walla Walla University

June 30, 2019 | Education | Benjamin Jackson
1. Remember you are teaching a highly abstract, symbolic language. No one is born … read more

Walla Walla University

June 29, 2019 | Education | Makena Horton
The number of student teaching hours required for education majors at Walla Walla … read more

Walla Walla University

June 27, 2019 | Education | Dennis Herrera
I started teaching math in February 2018. I was in one of Professor Jackson’s classes, … read more

Walla Walla University

June 25, 2019 | Education | Kim Strobel
As a young girl, Debbie Muthersbaugh was full of wonder, curiosity and confidence. “ … read more

Washington Conference

July 03, 2019 | Education | Sharron Schwartz
Several times each year, as schedules permit, the sixth through eighth grade class at … read more

Washington Conference

July 01, 2019 | Education | Craig Mattson
Across the country, educators are increasingly turning their attention to STEM … read more

Washington Conference

June 29, 2019 | Education | Michelle Wachter, et al.
Principal Karen Carlton asked her teaching staff, “What would you do with an extra $1, … read more

Washington Conference

June 27, 2019 | Education | Katie Fellows
The gym is filled with the noise of basketballs bouncing and the crowd excitedly taking … read more

Washington Conference

June 25, 2019 | Education | Ryan Wilson
As a fire was burning the newly built Western Washington Missionary Academy in 1921, … read more

Washington Conference

June 23, 2019 | Church | David McClelland
For five hours on Sunday, March 17, 2019, six nonprofit organizations provided valuable … read more

Washington Conference

Anyone who has been on an international mission trip knows that it can have a profound … read more

Washington Conference

April 29, 2019 | Church | Steve Vistaunet
Prayer provided the spiritual bookends to the 60th Constituency Session of the … read more