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Tamara Michalenko Terry
Upper Columbia Academy communication coordinator
Tamara Terry has also written for the
as a freelance writer in Spokane, Wash.
By Tamara Michalenko Terry
Dorm Renovations, Schedule Changes Come to UCA
According to the “Hall of Memories” plaque hanging in the Campbell Administration Building at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., the original wing of the guys’ dorm was built in 1947, with the north wing added in 1963. The dorm has se...
UCA Welcomes New Principal for 2017–18 School Year
When Eric Johnson accepted the call to be vice principal for development and alumni relations for Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., this school year, he had no idea what the Lord had planned for his future. John Winslow, current UCA ...
UCA ASB Encourages Christmas Joy
For the past two years, Associated Student Body (ASB) officers at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., have decorated the Campbell Administration Building for Christmas. Bright lights and homemade decorations greeted students as they wa...
UCA: Thankful for God’s Blessings
As the holidays approach, it is a great time to reflect on God’s blessings … especially for Upper Columbia Academy (UCA). UCA is blessed with more than 200 young people choosing to further their education and grow closer to Jesus by attending this...
UCA Welcomes New Staff, Taskforce Volunteers
Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., is excited to the welcome new staff and taskforce volunteers to the campus. “The Lord has really blessed us this year,” says John Winslow, UCA principal. “We had some big shoes to fill, and God knew ...
Torkelsen Passes Torch at UCA
Linnea Torkelsen is a name synonymous with Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash. She has worked with a number of principals and business managers to assist in miracle after miracle enabling students to attend UCA — an area she will no dou...
Music Offers Lifelong Blessing to UCA Students
The gift of music is a powerful tool to reach hearts and minds in ways the spoken word cannot. The music program at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., encourages students to develop their talents for lifetime involvement in music, whe...
UCA Academy Day Offers Fun, Education
Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) Academy Day was literally a hair-raising experience this year as students had the opportunity to touch a Van de Graaff generator at one of the stations. Almost every teacher had a quiz or activity to provide the studen...
UCA Honors Grandparents With Music, Art
The annual Grandparent Weekend/Spring Arts Festival was held this past spring on the campus of Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash. Students performed a play, This I Know, written by sophomore Kaitlyn Kramer. They also shared personal me...
UCA Teaches Complete Package
Reading, writing and arithmetic are staples at most schools, but for Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., the most important core ingredient is a spiritual one. “It is the basis of our mission statement,” says John Winslow, UCA principal.