UCC Schools Cooperate to Promote Christian Education

Adventist schools in the Upper Columbia Conference are cooperating so students can have a Christian education.

Upper Columbia Academy's concert band and Choraliers performed a fund raising concert for Cornerstone Christian School in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho. More than 100 people bought a $5 ticket and came to the concert. Proceeds will help cover the school's operating costs. Cornerstone has recently organized a beginning band, and the UCA visit helped foster student interest. During the last two numbers, Cornerstone students were invited to join the band onstage and sit next to UCA students as they played.

UCA is helping Lake City Junior Academy by providing two $50 scholarships for their annual benefit auction, in addition to a $125 registration discount to all families that attend the auction. Proceeds have enabled LCJA, located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to update their information technology, replace sports equipment, purchase a school van, and offer more scholarships. Mindy Weber, LCJA staff member, says, "Our schools must work together to...make Christian education available to as many students as possible."

Colville Junior Academy in Colville, Wash., is helping students attend academy through a matching fund available to students who attend Colville through 10th grade. Up to $1,000 a year per student is granted to match summer earnings toward academy tuition. Katelyn Moseanko, UCA senior, says, "The matching fund is a huge help. I wouldn't be able to attend UCA without it."

The cooperation of elementary schools, junior academies and academies is vital to furthering the cause of making Christian education available to every student who desires it. Scott North, UCA recruiter, says, "We want to do whatever we can to support our elementary schools and junior academies. Our number one goal is providing an environment where students can grow in their relationship with God."

January 01, 2009 / Upper Columbia Conference