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This school year, Potomac Conference's Takoma Academy welcomes three new teachers to its team.
The Potomac Conference is pleased to introduce Williams Ovalle—a dedicated and passionate leader with a heart for young people—as its new youth director.
For seven years, local church members Bill and Cindy Champion worked to reclaim six acres of Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) property as plantable land. They hired student workers and operated a popular pick-your-own strawberry business.
Takoma Academy (TA) is known for its spectacular music program. Its select choir, Camerata, enjoys a significant music ministry. Under the directorship of Lulu Mupfumbu, Camerata has developed into a highly recognized choral program.
At the Takoma Academy Preparatory School (TAPS) in Takoma Park, Md., teachers and administrators focus on graduating thinkers, achievers, peacemakers and servant leaders.
The 2022–23 school year culminated in the celebration of 14 baptisms: 12 students and Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) parents Rick and Mande Goodwyn, who chose to be disciples of Jesus—SVA mission fulfilled.
After months of preparation, 13 eager and well-prepared students from the Potomac Conference nervously took the stage at the Fredericksburg (Va.) church to compete in the conference-wide Spelling Bee—the first time in at least 10 years since the conference-sponsored event was held.
The Potomac Conference ministerial spouses braved the heavy rain, limited visibility and congested roadways to attend a gathering planned just for them. Spouses traveled from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., to connect with each other during a recent weekend retreat in Cambridge, Md.
The Potomac Conference Treasury team recently underwent training with a new software program that will help them work more effectively and efficiently to better serve the needs of the organization and its local churches.
The Class of 2023 at Potomac Conference's Takoma Academy (TA) celebrated its graduation last weekend with its consecration and baccalaureate services at Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md.