The Class of 2017 finished their last final today and will begin graduation festivities this evening in the gymnasium at 7:30 pm with Class Night, Consecration-Friday evening at 7:30 pm in the Riverside Seventh-day Adventist Church and Commencement, Saturday evening at 8:30 pm in the Madison Academy gymnasium. Class Night and Commencement services will be live-streamed and available on demand.
During the Assembly period on May 10th, the classes met with their sponsors and elected class officers for next school year. The Seniors chose to have instruction and substitute Monday’s instructional time for a breakfast. The incoming Freshmen will elect their officers in the first weeks of next school year. Here are a list of the class officers for 2017-18.
|Class of 2018||Class of 2019||Class of 2020|
|Jordan R Brown||Julianne Plank||Aiden Kroll|
|Nate Higgs||Jack Wheeler||Andre Crayton|
|Cody Tishaw||Camden Armstrong||Ashlyn Levoy|
|Brianna Underwood||Amari Fountain||Spencer Boskind|
|Communications Coordinator||Kayla Kimbley||Marlana Bell||Alexandra Nunez|
We are excited to announce that Madison Academy and Madison Campus Elementary are working together to streamline the athletic program under the leadership of one director. Jeremy Perkins will serve both schools as the athletic director and continue teaching physical education at MCE. Alex Adams will be teaching four high school math courses as well as PK-2nd grade PE. This reorganization is intended to make our PK-12 program more cohesive while being more efficient with resources.
Early on Saturday morning, October 15, Tyrell Gentle, a four-year senior with a love for basketball, soccer and Acros, chose to leave us. That same evening students, parents, staff and church members came together to share memories of Tyrell and support each other as they tried to process what had happened.
Returning to school on Monday was difficult, but God showed up in the form of community members and MCE students. Church members and friends came ready to listen, sit quietly with, or hug students and staff, while students from MCE each brought a stuffed animal from home to give to a high school student or staff so they would have something to cuddle and hang on to as they continued with the routine of school.
A variety of counselors were available to speak with everyone about the situation and the grieving process. While the initial shock has receded, the administration continues to work with professionals to ensure that students and staff have the support they need in the days and weeks to come.
During the celebration of life service held this past Tuesday, the community was able to pay their final respects for Tyrell and show their love and support to his family. Although Tyrell will be greatly missed, we will hold fast on the promise of Jesus coming again!