Story by Andrew S. Lay
In fall 2019, more than 20 members from the Highland View Academy (HVA) Aerials gymnastics team performed at the “Live for Him” Acrofest, hosted by Southern Adventist University (SAU) in Tennessee.
Sponsored by the SAU’s Gym-Masters, this annual gymnastics clinic encourages student-athletes to increase excellence in acrobatics/gymnastics and their walk with God.
“It was a distinct privilege to be chosen to perform as a team in the final event of Acrofest,” says HVA coach and Head Boys’ Dean Matt Price, who along with his coaching staff, have worked hard this year to incorporate both high athletic skills and spirituality into the team. Their past performances have included routines such as live Bible stories and healthy living skits to bring their audiences closer to God.
In the future, they plan to have short tours at churches, schools and community organizations within the Chesapeake Conference and neighboring conferences emphasizing these ideas. Visit highlandviewacademy.com/student-life/sports for more information.