The oldest Adventist boarding academy broke ground on a bright new future on alumni weekend in April. Construction of a new cafeteria at Mt. Ellis Academy is underway with a projected completion date of Dec. 1, 2007. The new cafeteria will be named the Allaway Dining Hall in honor of Robert and Blanche Allaway, who served as shop teacher and food service director from 1944 to 1971.
The new cafeteria represents phase one of a 10-year master plan to rebuild the cafeteria, residence halls, and administration building in addition to a new church. The plan is an ambitious one, but it represents Montana's optimism for the future of the school and its intention to keep ministering to young people until the Lord comes to take us home.
The primary objectives of the master plan are:
God has worked miracles all along the way to provide the resources needed to begin this exciting new chapter in the school's history. In the meantime, Mt. Ellis continues to offer an unmatched family environment, excellence in learning, opportunities to grow in Christ and share the gospel, and its very own ski area. The best is yet to come.