UCA Weekend Focuses on Parents’ Needs

December 01, 2002 | Cheri Corder

More than 250 parents from 10 states recently came to Upper Columbia Academy for Parent Weekend. While enjoying time with their children and friends, the parents also appreciated a variety of special programs.

Hispanic child preaching prodigy Noé Ortiz, Jr., of Chehalis, Wash., spoke for church. Donna Evans, former UCA faculty member, provided English-language interpretation.

Sabbath afternoon seminars addressed topics of special concern to parents, including music and last-day events.

An evening buffet and forum gave parents a chance to interact as a group with UCA administrators. Parent-teacher conferences and a financial aid worship with Walla Walla College also figured in the weekend’s program.

“Parents expressed deep appreciation and strong support for Christian education,” reports Ron Turner, weekend organizer.

“Thank-you for loving our kids!” and “Keep lifting up Christ before our young people” were typical visitors’ comments.