Heritage Academy news

October 22, 2007

School has two new teachers

Heritage Academy has two new teachers, both of whom are from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pa.

Mr. Kuehl, a missionary from France, is helping the history teacher and 11th-grade homeroom adviser, Robert Becker, in order to receive knowledge for his future teaching career.

"It's a fun place with good students," said Kuehl when asked about the school.

Helping Mrs. Kidd with junior high science is Miss Palmer, who grew up in Clarks Summit and is also pursuing a career in teaching.

"I really like this age group," Palmer said.

Both teachers have been a tremendous help to Heritage Academy this year, officials at the school said.

Students travel to Skycroft retreat

Each year, the high school students of Heritage Academy go on a retreat to Skycroft, near South Mountain. This year's retreat was from Sept. 19 to 21.


"I had a really awesome time," said Amanda Crabtree when asked about her experience there.

While at the retreat, students played games and participated in class-bonding activities. Bible studies, devotions and scavenger hunts were just a few examples of the different things that kept students busy.

Although the students had a lot of fun growing closer with their fellow classmates, they said learning more about the Lord was the high point of the trip. After the three-day and two-night stay, a most students were exhausted, but Amelia Roberts said, "I was completely tired out, but it was an amazing experience."

School to host blood drive Oct. 24

Each year, the senior class at Heritage Academy sponsors a blood drive. If the class reaches its goal of 35 units, the Red Cross will give a $250 scholarship to one of the seniors.

The drive will take place at the school gym on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Heritage Academy is at 12215 Walnut Point W., Hagerstown.

Anyone who donates will receive a free T-shirt. If interested, call the school at 301-582-2600.

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