Snapshots of Christian Education In Washington Conference

July 01, 2007

First- and second-graders at Buena Vista Elementary School donated an assortment of coins totaling $565.14 to Adventist Development and Relief Agency's Feed the Children program.

Teachers Margie Lyman and Ruthie McPherson told their students how little amounts add up to big amounts. The money will be quadrupled by an ADRA donor to help feed children in Cambodia.

Chehalis Mountaineers represented Washington Conference and the North Pacific Union at the National Bible Achievement match held at Andrews University. The Pathfinder club scored 97 percent, or 166 points of 171 total possible points.

Buena Vista Bots and Cedarhome Nanobots won awards at the second annual North Pacific Regional Robotics Challenge in Walla Walla. Out of 20 teams, Buena Vista won the Judges' Award and Cedarhome won the Project Presentation Award.

Shelton Valley Christian School held an open house for the community and invited illusionist Steve Taylor to perform. Church and school leaders used the open house as a forum to inform the community about Adventist Christian education as a whole and locally.

The associated student body of Auburn Adventist Academy used their annual talent show to raise $587.04 for the Auburn Food Bank as a thank you to the City of Auburn for their support after the girls' dormitory fire in 2003.

Three young ladies in Sequim—Haley Rasco, 11, Mallory Rasco, 12, and Madisen Cotter, 12—wanted their baptism to have many layers of symbolism. They chose to make their commitment to Christ on Easter weekend to celebrate His resurrection and their resurrection into a life with Christ.

Joy Matthews and her giant schnauzer, Zion, presented Week of Prayer for Olympia Christian School. In the "Training for Heaven in 5 Steps" program, they demonstrated five words of salvation, such as "Come" and "Be ready."

Students in grades one through eight from seven schools participated in a spelling bee in May: Baker View Christian School, Cypress Adventist School, Cedarhome Christian School, Kirkland Adventist School, Skagit Adventist School, Sky Valley Adventist School and Whidbey Christian Elementary School. The students bravely spelled off words for an audience of peers, teachers and parents.

Washington Conference believes in marketing Adventist Christian education, and sent 30 representatives (board members, teachers, principals and office staff) to the North American Division Marketing Seminar in Corpus Christi, Texas, where 150 people attended.