Students of Madison Academy shared their gifts at Madison Campus Church by giving the entire church service. Three students delivered the sermon on the wise men’s journey to find the baby: Christiana Mercado-Inspired Seeker, Symone Stewart-Empowered Scholar and Jake Johnson-Devoted Servant. The music was provided by the band and the Madisonians, the choir and Praise team. Osiris Garcia, Jackson Wood, and Donovan Allen played the piano. “Toccata in D Minor” was played on the organ by Donovan.
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The art students of Mrs. Estella displayed their projects that they created in class throughout the school year. There were paintings, drawings and craft making. Avery Kroll won best of show.
The Acros performed their final show of the school year in the Madison Academy gymnasium to a large crowd of parents, alumni and community members. The theme was set in a fictional high school. The performance included tumbling and acrobatic routines. The finale demonstrated the skills of each member.
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The culmination of a years worth of practice, performances and tours unfolded Friday night, May 13 at the Madison Academy chapel as the drama team and several Madison Campus Elementary students performed 2-5 minute skits. The first set of skits were titled: Just the way you are; Break the cycle; Sticks and stones. Mr. DJ McKenzie highlighted the ideas presented in each presentation.
The MCE students did skits titled Hope (with music and video in the background) and Who do you say I am? After each sketch, Mr. DJ McKenzie reviewed the ideas that were presented.
The next set was titled Marriage counseling; Selfie-ish; and Perspective. The last skit portrayed human experiences as colors that when given to God provide worthwhile and exciting portraits as described by Mr. DJ McKenzie.
The last set included the titles: Chains (with music); No big deal (with a picture on the backdrop) and Flawless (with music). At the end of the performance, the seniors in the drama group gave Mr. McKenzie a gift and showed appreciation for all his work with them.
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The drama team under the direction of Mr. DJ McKenzie traveled to the White House SDA church to perform for the members. Also in April the team will travel to Oasis SDA Church in Portland, TN and at the end of the month travel to Jackson, TN to share Jesus.
Around one-third of the students that attend Madison Academy will be participating in the Kentucky-Tennessee Music Festival for students from across the conference. The theme this year is “With The Voice of Singing”. There are several events during the weekend to enjoy.
- Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Sacred Concert
- Sabbath afternoon, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. Sacred Chamber Concert
- Sabbath Vespers, 6:20 p.m.
- Saturday evening, Secular Concert at 7:30 p.m.
All the events are held on the campus of Highland Academy, 211 Highland Circle Drive, Portland, TN 37148.
On Sunday, March 6th, the choir under the direction of Mr. Waldemar Wensell, and several adult sponsors are traveling to Rome, Italy to perform, and sight see. The choir members and parents raised funds all year long by organizing bake sales, serving school lunch and working with local businesses like Panera Bread and Baskin and Robbins Ice Cream to donate a portion of the cash receipts to this trip. The choir will perform four times during the week at Seventh-day Adventist Churches in the area. When the choir is not singing, they will tour with Mr. Kevin Ramkissoon, our history teacher, as they explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel), Trevi Fountains and other sites.
Leaving Tuesday morning is the Drama team, lead by Mr. DJ McKenzie to the Washington, DC area. The team will give performances for students at Spencerville Adventist Academy and Takoma Adventist Academy as well as providing the worship service at Beltsville SDA Church. Team members and sponsors will have time to sight-see in the nation’s capital and enjoy the Smithsonian museums and other attractions.
On February 27th, for both the first and second services students and staff used their talents to praise God. The worship service began in song with Avery Kroll, Brianna Underwood, Mr. Dave Fuentes, Aiden Kroll and Colton Taylor leading the congregation in Blessed Assurance as the call to worship. Later in the service Mike Downs told the children’s story, Abigail Anderson had the prayer, and Ian Petersen, Mrs. Hardin with Camden Armstrong called for the offering. The teaching covered Luke 14. Three times a scripture passage was read, drama team members acted out short vignettes then Coach Ley with Symone Stewart and Moises Canas shared their experience from the Christmas Banquet for the homeless, and then Chaplain Jamieson tied it all together. Behind the scenes Tyler Bell and Donovan Allen managed assigning microphones to all the participants and running the sound boards.
You are invited to watch either service using this link. The service is titled–The Invitation.
The 22 member choir, under the direction of Waldemar Wensell, performed at the Bordeaux SDA church this past Sabbath. Dan Johnson gave the sermon. This is the last performance before their concert tour to Italy.