February 27, 2023
Today we are bringing you stories from Redwood Academy and Pine Hills Academy in California. Redwood christens its new gym after suffering great loss due to the Santa Rosa Tubbs fire. Meanwhile, Pine Hills’ Choralaires perform at the Sacramento State Capital.
Back from the Ashes with a Win!
Redwood Academy celebrated the opening of its new gymnasium on Dec. 9 by hosting a basketball game. The former gym was burned along with the school during the Santa Rosa Tubbs fire in 2017.
According to Lisa Paulson, principal, “Redwood has so much to offer our community—excellent education, our food farm program, and now our gymnasium, with events lined up one after another. We are so blessed and ecstatic to have it ready!”
Pine Hills Academy
Choir Sings at State Capitol
On Dec. 6, Pine Hills Academy Choir helped Sacramento Capitol visitors ring in the Christmas season by performing a selection of sacred and secular holiday music. As part of the Capitol Holiday Music Program, the Choralaires performed in the Capitol rotunda.
According to David Carreon, principal, “It is amazing and satisfying to have our talented students perform in such a public setting. It is a privilege to share the story of Jesus’ birth through song in such a secular and traveled setting.” Carreon concluded, “To see our young people minister through music and interact with the community is an exciting part of Adventist education.”
Story by Ken Miller