Mt. Ellis Academy Opens with 78 Students

Mt. Ellis Academy opened school this year on Aug. 18, with 78 students currently enrolled—representing an increase of several students from last year’s initial enrollment.

“The school year’s theme is living life like we are already in heaven,” reports Juanita Starkebaum, administrative secretary. “We can all be prepared to go home with Jesus, as long as we are living the Christian life here and now. We are very thankful for all the students that chose to come to Mt. Ellis this year and look forward to a good year with each one of them.”

The inspiration for the Academy’s Isaiah 40:30-31 motto, an eagle, sits motionless in the administration building, compelling each student to remember, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not be faint.” •

October 01, 2002 / Montana Conference