Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Shenandoah Valley Academy
This is where I belong. This is where I can thrive. This is where God wants me. He wants me at Shenandoah Valley Academy.
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.
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.
At this year’s Alumni Weekend, excitement and laughter were felt and heard throughout each generation represented. The big event that students, faculty and alumni had worked hard for went off without a hitch.
A spiritual revival occurred on the campus of Potomac Conference's Shenandoah Valley Academy during student-led Week of Prayer like nothing I’ve seen before.
One tradition Shenandoah Valley Academy students look forward to—for more than 20 years now—is the handbell RingFest held in Toledo, Ohio.
I am thankful Shenandoah Valley Academy is a place where young people learn about God in such practical ways.
At the recent Shenandoah Valley Academy Senior Dedication, Principal Don Short placed the Class of 2023—made up of 56 seniors—into God’s loving care during his dedication prayer:
It began two years ago, when I was asked if a Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) student in the Partnering for Eternity (PFE) work program could visit me once a week.
As 28 students filed into the classroom, music teacher Daniel Biaggi, an adult advisor for the Sources of Strength program, observed them.