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Students Connect with Community During HVA Service Week
Part two of our two-part report on Highland View Academy’s recent week of service.
Highland View Academy students participated in a week of service from March 7-11 as part of the academy’s “Ministry Challenge Week.” Students split into groups to tackle various service projects during the week, including one group that visited the Holbrook Indian School in Arizona.
Students remaining at the academy in Hagerstown, Md., assisted local mothers with cleaning and cooking, cleaned and painted area churches, and prepared fields and trails for spring at Mt. Aetna Camp and Retreat Center. Several students visited local elementary schools to teach younger students STEM skills.
On Friday, all the student groups working on local projects came together to canvas the neighborhoods surrounding the academy and survey residents on how students could better serve the community.
“We’re training these young people to become missionaries,” says Elijah Ramjattan, campus chaplain. “We want them to connect with the community so that they can serve the community and reach the community for Jesus.”