Fairhaven Baptist Academy held its annual Kindergarten Graduation on Thursday, June 2. Everyone enjoyed seeing what the K-5 students have learned this year. Before we know it, the FBA Kindergarten graduating class of 2016 will soon be the FBA High School graduating class of 2028.
We were blessed with another wonderful graduation service. This year Tom Fryman, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Massillon, Ohio, was our commencement speaker. What a joy and privilege to see young people going out to serve the Lord!
The first annual Fairhaven Basketball and Volleyball Tournament took place recently. Teams from Cozaddale Baptist Academy in Goshen, Ohio, along with young people from Cornerstone Baptist Church in Chicago were able to join the Fairhaven teams this year. Everyone had a great time. Congratulations to the teams from Cozaddale for their first place victories in both basketball and volleyball! We are already looking forward to next year's tournament on March 17, 2017.
The senior orchestra accompanied video footage of Victory at Sea in their performance of the Symphonic Scenario composed by Richard Rodgers and arranged by Robert Russell Bennett. The band performed the arrangement for the Parent/Teacher Fellowship as well as for the Jolly 60s ministry.
FBA seniors recently visited the State Capitol in Indianapolis and served as pages in the State Legislature. Pictured with former Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann Pictured with Attorney Eric Miller, founder and director of Advance America
Adults and children alike agree that Wrestle-O-Rama is a wonderful Fairhaven tradition. The academy boys get to compete, and everyone else gets to enjoy not only watching them, but also eating the delicious food! After the wrestling champions have received their trophies, the food auction begins. Mr. Ramos and Dr. Mitchell always find ways to make the bidding exciting! From singles, to families, to academy classes, there was something for everyone to bid on. The proceeds from this night go toward the sports program.
This Monday marked the start of the FBA school year. Along with our regular classes, we are privileged to include a supplemental ACE learning center to our academy program. It has enabled us to enroll students who would otherwise be unable to receive a Christian school education.
The Lord blessed with another wonderful graduation service. This year Philip Bishop, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, was our commencement speaker. What a blessing to see young people going out to serve the Lord. Pastor Bishop Brenda Champo is going back to Zambia, Africa, where Greta Gordon (left) and Lisa Olson (right) both influenced her when they were missionaries there.
Fairhaven Baptist Academy held its annual Open House on Friday. Families who are interested in the school had an opportunity to observe classes, and meet students and staff. Students were able to demonstrate academic achievements accomplished throughout the school year. Refreshments were made and served by the home economics students.
Fairhaven Baptist College and Academy students enjoyed a trip to Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana. This small-town restaurant recently received national media attention because the owner stated he would not cater a gay wedding due to his religious beliefs. The students showed their support to the owner by patronizing the restaurant.