“They just don’t make things like they used to”. I hear it a lot; about houses. Tools.
Furniture. You name it. It seems like no matter what it is, it’s just not built the way it used to be.
You know, back when things were built to last. Built solid and with real materials, not the cheap
stuff they’re using today. Doesn’t that make you wonder if the same holds true for the youth of
this generation? Do they know the value of a dollar? Do they know how to work? Are they kind
and polite or are they so attached to their phones that they don’t even notice others around
My family had the privilege of hosting two Campion Academy sophomore students from
Brazil this summer in our home. I wondered how they would be. How are Campion students
built? Are they flimsy like cheap furniture? I’m thrilled to report, I couldn’t have been happier with
what I saw from these boys. The students we had in our home were kind, polite, helpful,
hardworking and generous. They were all the things I would have hoped our students at
Campion to be. A summer was enough time to see their true characters come out. I was so
proud that the Campion students of today are still built as solid as they were in the good ole’
days. Come see for yourself this alumni weekend how the students at Campion Academy truly
are. You’ll be glad you did.
- Codi Davidson Jahn, Class of 2001, Campion Alumni Association President
If you missed alumni weekend this year, you missed a good one. I watched as friends reconnected, hugging and laughing with each other, even if they hadn’t been reunited in decades. I observed their children becoming friends. I watched with sadness as the class of 1953 remembered their fellow classmates who are no longer around to celebrate occasions such as these and was reminded that there’s a heavenly alumni reunion coming soon when we’ll all celebrate together.
The entire alumni weekend was filled with worship. Friday evening we listened as Richard Lawry (‘73) reminded us that if we miss Jesus, we miss it all. For Sabbath School, we heard reports on mission trips Campion students have recently been on, as well as the student-led evangelistic crusade called Wildfire. It was inspiring to hear how Campion students are not only participating in but leading out in evangelism.
For church, a quartet from the class of 1968 blessed us with special music. They were followed by our featured speaker Harold Alomia’s sermon, reminding us of the value in community. And really, isn’t that what Campion is all about?
On Saturday night, Union College led us in worship with a variety of musical groups and selections. Their music was fabulous.
Throughout the weekend, Campion students led out in praise and worship. I am always in awe of what a great job young people will do when given the opportunity to lead. Campion’s musical groups sounded wonderful all weekend; bells, choir and orchestra.
Thank you to all who came and reconnected this past alumni weekend, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Alumni Board President