Early last spring, Pine Forge Academy (PFA) students, faculty and families celebrated a historic event years in the making. The choir, accompanied by Diallo Banks on piano; Russel Paul, using one of the oldest and largest organs in the Philadelphia area; and a full orchestra, recorded their most recent audio CD.
Este otoño, los líderes estudiantiles, juniors y seniors de las academias de la Unión de Columbia se reunieron con los líderes de la unión y líderes académicos en Edgewater, Maryland, para el fin de semana anual de Capacitación de Liderazgo de la Academia Espiritual (SALT).
“We want our student leaders to gain a better sense of their leadership responsibilities and how to meet them,” says Jaqueline Messenger, event coordinator and the Columbia Union’s associate director for secondary education.
Each registration day, Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) faculty and staff form a circle, join hands and pray for the students who will momentarily walk through the doors of Twomley Hall and become part of the SVA family.
“Today’s students learn differently,” said Taryn Talbott. “This is a generation that has grown up with technology in their hands, so they don’t learn by regurgitating memorized facts on paper; they learn by reflecting on experiences. An escape room is a perfect way to bring learning to life.”