This past weekend, families gathered at Campion Academy for Parent’s Weekend. Parents had the chance to share in the accomplishments of their students at the musical and class performances. They reconnected with their teens over fall festival activities, including a basketball tournament Saturday night.
The weekend began with a Music Department Vespers Concert which included performances by all of the ensembles: El Shaddai Ringers (handbells), Golden Harmonies (advanced handbells), Mountain Echoes Chorale, Koininia (select choir), and the CA orchestra.
Gwyn Reeves, senior, exclaimed, “I loved having my parents here this weekend, and it was such a blessing for me to be able to perform our songs for everyone. It was a busy weekend but a ton of fun!” The CA Music Department also led out with the worship services throughout the day on Sabbath.
Saturday night was filled with activities such as cake walks, hay rides, and a chalk art contest. However, the highlight of the night was the 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Students, families, and staff members competed against each other for bragging rights.
“It was really fun to have my parents come for the weekend. I got to play in the basketball tournament with my Dad and we got 2nd place!” Kylie Wehling, senior, recalled. “I think the church did a really good job at creating a fun night for everyone with all the different activities they had.”
On Sunday morning, students and their families met in the CA gym for parent-teacher conferences along with presentations from the sophomore English class and A&P class. The English class re-enacted a shortened scene from Romeo and Juliet, showing off their acting skills. The A&P class presented their songs they wrote about the bones in the body.
Although not every parent was able to be at the school, they still were able to watch performances and join conferences online. Bahati Ayugi, a Campion parent, said, “Although I was not able to be there in person, I enjoyed being part of Parent’s Weekend through zoom and Facebook. I particularly enjoyed the music programs. A big thank you to all the students, staff and everyone that made it possible.”
Jacqueline Kobagaya, Student News Team