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The Allegheny West Conference (AWC) Education Department is pleased to announce that after months of hard work, the Ramah Junior Academy in Cleveland has successfully gone through the North American Division (NAD)/Columbia Union Conference Accreditation process, and has been awarded six years of accreditation, with a mid-term visit. Principal Celeste Giles, the teachers and supporting staff worked together to achieve this success.

Pine Forge Academy MyRon Edmonds

If there is one event Pine Forge Academy (PFA) students look forward to each semester, it is the Week of Spiritual Emphasis. During this time, faculty and staff make school a worry-free zone; students have no exams or major projects for a greater and nobler reason.

Alumni who currently serve at SAA are (back row, left to right) Terri Sheahin (1973–1984), elementary administrative assistant; Kaitlyn Masotta (’11), Spanish; Lisa Froelich (’10), band; Greg Macalinao (’05), P. E./health; (front row) Pamela Hernandez (’15), Pre-K aide; Brittany Thorp (’07), business manager; Jarrod Lutz (’07), English; and Linda McEowen (1957–1966), guidance counselor/P. E.

For the 2018–19 academic year, Chesapeake Conference's Spencerville Adventist Academy has more alumni working at the school than ever before. In fact, it has become something of a running joke among staff members who have been here for quite some time that the school is now being run by students. In the high school alone, one-fourth of the teachers are former graduates.