Cross Country Season 2017

The first sports of the year are volleyball and cross country. Volleyball is a sacred sport here at La Sierra, especially to the boys. Cross Country is there too, behind all the volleyball championship trophies. However, the truth is that Cross Country is a fairly under-appreciated sport that helps prepare you for any other sports…

Mission Trip to Dominican Republic

The annual mission trip–another one of La Sierra Academy’s long-standing traditions. This year a group of students traveled to El Quemado, Dominican Republic. Right before the trip, a hurricane hit the Dominican Republic, but that didn’t stop the students who committed to go and help do the task set up for them. The task for…

Community Service Day!

Community Service Day is a day for students at La Sierra Academy to come together and help out the environment. During this day, students traditionally travel to different areas in the community and helping to clean up trash and make things look nice. My own experience with community service has left me rethinking my ideas…

Taboo Club Chapel

The Taboo chapel was a breath of fresh air to the chapel program at La Sierra Academy. This was a special chapel in which topics that no one likes to talk about or bring up were discussed. This special chapel was created by the new Taboo club, under the leadership of Mr. V and Mr….

SALSA Picnic at La Sierra Academy

Salsa Picnic is a La Sierra Academy tradition. For generations this day has come after the long Spirit Week, to end with competitiveness and fun. During the week, each class is trying to out-dress each other, but come Friday they’re coming to outplay each other. Organized by the Student Association, game after game of competition…

This Year’s Art Teacher

Sarah Kay Ebner is one of the newest staff members to the La Sierra Academy family and also the new Art and Culinary teacher. I asked Ms. Ebner how she came to the job and her response was, “I guess it kind of just opened up. So I was helping out at Walla Walla University…

Spirit Week

It is one of the only times during the school year when students are allowed to dress up more or less however they want. From grandparents with white spray-painted hair or being a walking advertisement, Spirit Week is full laughter and fun. The theme of Monday was Nationality day. The student body got to see…

Introducing Your New VP: Mr. Jones

Walking into a room full of boxes, there is a man who is still trying to get his room set up, a man with a big smile. Mr. Jones has been teaching at La Sierra for five plus years and has recently taken on the challenge of the position of Vice Principal. He is ready…

A Conversation with Mr. Johnson

Mr. Johnson grew up in Bowie, Maryland, not too far from Washington, D.C. Of his childhood, Johnson joked that his favorite part was “no bills.” He reclined in his chair as if he were letting lost memories find him again. He said he had more freedom as a child and less work, of course. He…

An EPIC Week of Prayer with Pastor Antony

The month of October came with Week of Prayer. The students know the drill: classes are shortened, Warm & Fuzzy board is put up, and everyday after 2nd period we file into the chapel. After each worship service, Pastor Anthony stands up to speak about his theme, which was E.P.I.C. No, seriously. His theme was…

My First Vespers Experience

Class vespers! This is the time when every high school class at La Sierra Academy comes together for their own games, food, and most importantly worship. September 29 I had the privilege (as a junior) to attend my very first one; which was held at the Willis home. Upon arrival, some of the things that…