More than 250 parents from 10 states recently came to Upper Columbia Academy for Parent Weekend. While enjoying time with their children and friends, the parents also appreciated a variety of special programs.
Hispanic child preaching prodigy Noé Ortiz, Jr., of Chehalis, Wash., spoke for church. Donna Evans, former UCA faculty member, provided English-language interpretation.
Sabbath afternoon seminars addressed topics of special concern to parents, including music and last-day events.
An evening buffet and forum gave parents a chance to interact as a group with UCA administrators. Parent-teacher conferences and a financial aid worship with Walla Walla College also figured in the weekend’s program.
“Parents expressed deep appreciation and strong support for Christian education,” reports Ron Turner, weekend organizer.
“Thank-you for loving our kids!” and “Keep lifting up Christ before our young people” were typical visitors’ comments.