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Interim Principal Keith Beckett, Takoma Academy

After a challenging 2020–21 school year, the Takoma Academy (TA) leadership team announced the return to in-person school in late summer 2021. Keith Beckett, vice principal, transitioned to interim principal to fill the position left vacant by Carla Thrower, who continues her journey as the associate director for secondary education for the Southern Union Conference, headquartered in Georgia.

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When I was 7-years-old, my grandmother discovered the Seventh-day Adventist faith. Every Friday night, she took me with her to an Adventist neighbor’s house to welcome the Sabbath. After we attended a few times, I asked her why we were worshipping on Saturday instead of Sunday. She explained to me that the Bible said God created the Sabbath for us when He created the world. We began reading the Bible together so I could learn more.