Veterans Educate Students at Madras Christian School

December 22, 2021 | Education | Jana Edige

On Nov. 10, 2021, in honor of Veterans Day, Madras Christian School students were visited by two local veterans. Duane Ledford, Marine Gunner, and Cicilia Ledford, Marine Corporal, spoke in the three classrooms, raising awareness of the duties and responsibilities that many service men and women have outside of combat. They also spoke of the service projects completed by the Marines in Madras, Oregon. Students asked questions and expressed interest in serving their country in the future.

Local experts come to MCS to share their knowledge on a regular basis. Presenters bring collections of birds, insects and reptiles and allow students to interact with God’s creation.

Madras Christian School is the only non-public school in Jefferson County. It re-opened in 2017 and has grown to a three-classroom school with an enrollment of 45 students in grades pre-K through eighth grade.

At MCS, only five of the 45 students are Adventist. One of those students was just recently baptized — along with his mother and brother — because of the experiences their family had with the school.