TA Teacher Shaun Robinson (pictured left) attended a Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute

Story by Salena Featherstone

Most teachers can’t wait to be off for the summer. No more grading, lesson planning, noisy classrooms or ringing bells. Shortly after summer hits, however, many teachers begin to miss their students, classrooms and joy that being a Christian school teacher brings. Some of them, like Takoma Academy Life Sciences teacher Shaun Robinson (pictured), seek out professional development opportunities, seminars or workshops to help them add more resources to their educational toolbox.

Story by Newport News Award Program and Visitor Staff

Allegheny East Conference’s (AEC) Calvary Adventist School and Early Learning Center in Newport News, Va., was recently selected for the 2020 Best of Newport News Award in the Private School category of the Newport News Award Program.

Each year the program identifies companies they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These local companies enhance the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and community and help make the Newport News area a great place to live, work and play.

The Aerials team participates at the “Live for Him” Acrofest 2019.

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.

Blue Mountain Academy student Summer Dekle and Spencerville Adventist Academy Student Darysa Gregory receive scholarships.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard / Photo by Robert Martinez

Last weekend at Washington Adventist University’s MusicFest 2020, the school’s Music Department awarded $154,000 in scholarships to event attendees. Students from academies across the Columbia Union Conference received $118,000 of those scholarships. Watch their Friday evening performance below.

The following Columbia Union Conference students received scholarships: