News for 2007

Beyond the Classroom WWU Nursing Professor Teaches Health in Guatemala

December 01, 2007

Last spring, Walla Walla University (WWU) associate professor of nursing Sallieanne Brewer got an unexpected phone call. Her cousin, a member of the United Methodist Church of Ocala, Fla., had learned that the focus of an upcoming church mission trip was women's health issues. She thought Brewer would be interested. She was right.

Skagit Students Practice Fire Safety

December 01, 2007 / Taryn Dillon

The lower grades at Skagit Adventist School celebrated fire prevention week by discussing safety, drafting an escape route, and putting their plans into action through a safety drill.

To start the week of fire prevention education, a fire department representative came to talk about fire safety and planning an escape route.

The second day, the fire department returned with two fire trucks and a big white playhouse. The students toured the fire trucks, and talked with the firefighters.

Cypress School Hosts a Paint Party

December 01, 2007 / Lowell Dunston

A 10-year-old dream for Cypress recently came true. Bob Grady, president of Seniors in Action for God with Excellence, brought about 25 SAGE volunteers to paint the exterior of four buildings on the Cypress Adventist School campus in Lynnwood, Wash.

In four short days, the dated, faded colors of the 1970s disappeared under the strokes of soft earth tones of pale sage green and tan.

Learning in Nature Students Participate in Outdoor School

December 01, 2007 / Denise White

Nearly 200 children and adults participated in Outdoor School at Sunset Lake Camp this fall.

Fifth- and sixth-grade students from 11 Washington Conference schools participated with support from teachers, parents, a camp nurse, a camp pastor, and junior counselors from Lewis County Adventist School.

"Learning about nature in nature makes the lessons more memorable," said Lon Gruesbeck, Washington Conference school superintendent.

Auburn Seniors Select Class Leaders, Grow Spiritually

December 01, 2007 / Erikka Hoffman

The thundering surf and the somewhat sandy shores of the Puget Sound annually draw seniors from Auburn Adventist Academy. For 14 consecutive years, seniors have come together for a retreat at Fort Flagler to choose leaders, to grow spiritually and to bond as a class.

“Since we have such a variety of people in our class, having time to be able to spend with them really created a bond,” said Clara Mae Fitchner, a senior from Eugene, Ore. “As a result, we are definitely closer.”

Education is Their Lifeblood PSAA Welcomes New Staff

December 01, 2007 / Kathy Fridlund

Education runs deep in their blood and Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) is delighted to welcome four new dedicated staff members to the team.

Scott Carlson returned to serve his alma mater as a taskforce worker this year. A PSAA graduate from 2001, Carlson was in the nursing program at Walla Walla University when he felt the Lord calling him into ministry. Switching majors, he decided to study theology and will graduate in June 2008. His primary duties at PSAA include campus ministries and campus life.