The Students Had A Need And God Provided

December 01, 2009 | Ayrin Harris

On Monday, Sept. 21, more than 200 people gathered in the gymnasium at Cascade Christian Academy and celebrated the completion of the new junior high school addition and administrative office remodel projects. Students, parents, faculty, staff, Upper Columbia Conference leadership and community members were all part of the celebration, as were Dennis Johson, Wenatchee's mayor; Cary Condotta, Washington state representative; and Linda Evans-Parlett, Washington state senator.

The ceremony featured Mark Witas, former principal, who shared how the need for a bigger school became a reality. CCAs high school band, directed by Eric Anderson, music teacher, played "God of Our Fathers" reminding us of God's hand in this project. Students and teachers performed a readers' theater reminding all how the God who provided for the School of the Prophets in the Bible also provided all that was necessary for our school as well. Glen Fisher was honored at the celebration for his vision as committee chairman. The ceremony ended with a ribbon cutting and tours of the new facility. Everyone touring the building was amazed at how the new addition helped unify the school buildings into one space.

Construction began in February and was completed in record time for school to begin on Aug. 31. It adds much needed new space including four classrooms, a music room, library and bathrooms. The new space gives room for growth.

Dan Pershall, Wenatchee Church member, served as general contractor for the project. The new addition was funded through the generosity of many constituents especially Carl and Betty Campbell and Gerald and Carol Cawdery. "It is wonderful to have both individuals and community see the eternal value in our schools," relates Brian Harris, principal.