At Awards Night 2009, Columbia Adventist Academy seniors Brett Jackson and Kelsi Williams were presented with Student-of-the-Year awards.
Every spring, the faculty and staff vote on the senior boy and girl who most exemplifies what the school stands for during their four years. Qualities considered include love and concern for fellow students, leadership, academics, mission trip and community service involvement and overall attitude and standards of Christian living.
Larry Hiday, CAA teacher, worked with both Brett and Kelsi as a Student Association sponsor this year. He says, "Brett's musical talents and willingness to share them as a guitar instructor, praise worship leader and composer will leave holes that can only be filled by those he influenced at CAA. Kelsi's active participation in all aspects of student life, her leadership and organizational skills and her academic excellence place her in a class all her own. Her leadership will be missed next year."
Jackson is the Student Association public relations officer this year. Other class offices he has held include: freshman class chaplain, sophomore class president and Student Association spiritual vice president.
Williams is the Student Association president this year. Other offices she has held include: freshman class vice president, sophomore class secretary and Student Association girls' club president.