North American Division College Fair

Today ten of our North American Seventh-day Adventist Colleges and Universities came on to the Madison Academy campus and spoke with all the high school students about the benefits of Adventist education and the different programs available on their campuses.

Burman University, La Sierra University, Adventist University of Health Sciences, Washington Adventist University, Walla Walla University, Andrews University, Union College, Southern Adventist University, Oakwood University, and Pacific Union College were in attendance.

Other than the awesome pens that the colleges gave out for free, the students really enjoyed talking to the different enrollment counselors.

“It was great talking to professionals who knew how to help me achieve my dream of becoming a physical therapist.” -Jack Wheeler, sophomore after talking to the Southern Adventist University and Burman University counselors.

“I didn’t know that Washington Adventist University existed and I didn’t know about all the different programs that Oakwood University offered. It’s cool to see how many Adventist colleges are out there.” -Connor Collins, freshmen

“This was great opportunity for us. We were able to talk with people who knew how to help us reach our dreams.” -Abby Tishaw, freshmen

“I grew up in Massachusetts and went to Camp Winnekeag. Since then I moved to Illinois and now Tennessee. I never had considered Andrews University as an option, but the enrollment counselor was the old Archery director from Camp Winnekeag. That was so cool to talk to him and learn more about Andrews.” -Morgan Currie, Senior

Overall it was a great success and the students saw that Adventist higher education isn’t simple a continuation of academy life, but a place where students are trained to be leaders in their desired career field and for Christ.

MA Girls JV team wins last regular season game

Yesterday the JV girls volleyball team won their final regular season game 3 games to 1 as they competed with West Academy JV team.  This brings their overall team record to 6-2 heading into the Tennessee Christian Athletics Association [TNCAA] playoffs.  The playoff games are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18.  Times and location will be announced later.

MA Volleyball Seniors honored

Last night the Senior girls on the volleyball team were honored and recognized for their commitment to the team and school.  The seniors gave flowers to their parents and received a special t-shirt from Coach Perkins.  Christina Mercado and Avery Kroll are 4 year team members and Morgan Currie is a 2 year team member.  The team competed with Franklin Christian Academy and lost the match 3 games to 1.  The team overall record is now 6-8.  The team has an away game at Lancaster Christian Academy starting at 5:30, Thursday, October 13.

Earlier in the evening the JV team played too and won their match 2 games to none.  The team’s overall record is now 5-2.  The next game is tonight, here at Madison.  The team will compete with West Academy at 5:00pm.

Alumni return to Madison Academy to reminisce, reconnect and reinvest

The first event of the weekend was a golf tournament held at Country Hills Golf Course in Hendersonville.  The weather was excellent with sunny skies and the temperature a balmy 83 degrees.  Registration was at 7 am with the shot gun start at 8am. There were prizes given for the closest to the hole, putting, and longest drive. The fundraiser raised over $12,000!

In the evening starting at 6 pm, the remodeled Learning Commons was a place for alumni to eat some light snacks and get caught up with classmates.  The classes of 1966 showed up in droves and also set up a lovely memorial for their classmates who have passed.

Sabbath was the highlight of the weekend as more classmates and friends worshiped together in the gym. The gym was bustling early with chatter and laughing. The hand bell choir, Bellissimo!, started the program with a lovely rendition of “How Great Thou Art”. The program continued featuring the Madison Academy band, choir and alumni choir. One alumni choir member, from the class of 1965, whispered on his way up to the stage that the true reason why he joined the choir was to be able to sit with the girls on the bus and they traveled to different churches!

Instead of one main sermon we had three sermonettes featuring Sarah Hamm Cruzado (’06), Mary Wood (’56) and Jackson Wood (’17), and Rodney (’89) Stephanie (’91) and Parker Rufo (2020). These small messages shared a personal testimony of how they were influenced by Madison Academy for Christ.

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Next year alumni weekend will be held on October 6-8. Save the dates! We will be celebrating our honor classes ending in ‘2 and ‘7.

MA Girls Volleyball win at Dayspring Academy

Yesterday, the Varsity Girls Volleyball team competed with Dayspring Academy team and won the match in five games 3-2.  This win starts a new streak and improves the overall team record to 6-7.  The JV team also played however they lost two games and the match. Their overall team record is 4-2.  Monday, October 10th is Senior night and the last home game. We are competing with Franklin Christian Academy.  The JV team plays at 5:00 and the Varsity team at 6:30.

The cross country team also competed at Dayspring. Ten out of the 13 boys posted their personal best times.  They are Spencer Boskind, Conner Collins, Pax Fordham, Jake Johnson, Jonathan Krawchuck, Aiden Kroll, Ian Petersen, Kyle Petersen, Will Snider and Devin Strong.  The boys team finished in first place.  The girls also improved their time and turned in their personal best times.  They are Marlana Bell, Rosie Benoit and Holly Hardin.  The girls team placed first too.  Here are the official results.

Boys results Team placement-1st place
1 IAN PETERSON 00:18:02:144
2 WILL SNIDER 00:18:51:441
4 JAKE JOHNSON 00:19:36:114
5 SPENCER BOSKIND 00:19:48:458
6 AIDEN KROLL 00:19:54:802
8 CONNER COLLINS 00:19:58:05
9 PAX FORDHAM 00:20:58:945
11 JACK WHEELER 00:21:03:39
12 JONATHAN PEDRERO 00:21:13:351
16 KYLE PETERSEN 00:22:47:900
17 DEVIN STRONG 00:23:05:776
18 BROCK ANDERSON 00:23:09:651
Girls results Team placement-1st place
1 MARLANA BELL 00:22:58:737
2 ROSIE BENOIT 00:24:22:851
3 HOLLY HARDIN 00:27:06:150

SA announces Fall Ball Theme


Veterans Day Tribute at Madison Academy


Franklin Classical wins volleyball match at Madison Academy

Yesterday, the girls volleyball team lost to Franklin Classical in an away game 3-0.  This brings the overall team record to 5-7.  The team hopes to begin a new winning streak this week when the team travels to play Christian Community High School at 6pm, Thursday, October 6th.  Both the varsity and JV have will compete.

In other MA Athletics news the cross country team competed September 29th at Sumner with 12 runners – 9 boys and 3 girls. Pax Fordham and Devin Strong times on this course were their personal best so far this season.  Both the boys and the girls teams came in first place.  Here are the official results:

Boys results Team placement-1ST place
1 IAN PETERSON 00:19:17:361
3 WILL SNIDER 00:20:21:775
7 JONATHAN PEDRERO 00:21:34:447
8 JAKE JOHNSON 00:21:37:132
9 PAX FORDHAM 00:21:57:444
10 BROCK ANDERSON 00:22:18:546
12 DEVIN STRONG 00:24:00:69
13 KYLE PETERSEN 00:24:01:69
Girls results Team placement-1st place
1 BRIANNA UNDERWOOD 00:22:01:823
2 MARLANA BELL 00:24:02:350
3 ROSIE BENOIT 00:25:15:667

Madison Global Missions goes to Dominican Republic

We are headed to the Dominican Republic this spring and would like to have as many of you to come along as possible.  We will be partnering with Maranatha again this year and have always had successful trips when working with them.  Our mission, if you choose to accept it, will be to build a Sabbath School building next to a recently built church in a little village outside of the capital, Santo Domingo.  We will also be putting the finishing touches on the recently constructed church, i.e. painting, etc.  Along with the construction that will be going on, we plan on incorporating a VBS program for the local children.  It will be busy and that is a lot to accomplish, however, with a group of willing servants, the Lord can do amazing things!

Initially, the cost for the trip was $1500, however, if we can act quickly, I believe we can get the airline tickets at a fairly decent price and we can knock this price down to $1300 per person!  In the 15 years I have been coordinating mission trips with young people, we have never had to turn anyone away due to finances if they were willing to work for it.  We will try to provide as many fundraising opportunities as we can, but raking leaves, babysitting and mowing lawns are some of the best ways to earn this money.  If you are willing, the Lord we make a way!  We need $100 to lock your spot in and reserve these plane tickets.  We are looking at the dates to be March 3-13, however, those may change a day or two depending on logistics.

I have attached a few pictures of the local village and the facility that we are looking at staying in, just to give you a visual of the area.  Everyone will need a passport with an expiration date later than 9/15/2017 and that is not included in the above price.  I would apply for one ASAP if you do not currently have one, as they can take 2-3 months to process.  No shots are needed, however Maranatha will want everyone current on their Tetanus shots.

I believe everyone needs to go on an overseas mission trip at least once and this may be the time to do just that.  Pray about this opportunity as a family and if the Lord is leading and you are willing sign up!  The $100 deposit will be your registration.  If you have any questions, please email me back or call me. -link to the map of the village we are working and staying at.