Campion Academy

Melody Mambo is truly a deserving recipient of the Caring Heart Award. She is a true reflection of God’s character. We have been talking about reflecting God’s character this year as a part of our theme. When students have been asked who they think reflects God’s joy and love (besides the students’ parents), a common name always came up among her peers: Melody Mambo. She’s a reflection of God’s light and kindness. Even when she’s having a bad day she finds a way to stay positive and keep a smile on her face. Melody is a treasure and a gift to our school!

College View Academy

Abbie Ockenga imbues a safe space of acceptance and classmates often ask her for assistance on assignments. She creates an environment of playful laughter everywhere she goes. And isn’t laughter–the best medicine–the best care a heart can receive? Abbie’s humorous personality has not only made her an excellent SA president at College View Academy, but also her presence has created sunshine in our school.


Dakota Adventist Academy

Tasian Subigca is a high school senior this year, whose influence has permeated all aspects of campus life. She participates in school sports and music programs, intramurals, tumbling and worship activities. She has also been a leader in school and class government throughout her four years of high school. Tasian works in the front office and in the dorm; however her real job has been working in the math department all four years.  Besides all that, Tasian has been busy tutoring in math as well as other subjects.  Thank you Tasian, for sharing your caring heart. 

Maplewood Academy

Asana Obse is a leader on Maplewood Academy’s campus, serving as the senior class president, a member of the National Honor Society, and the captain of both the soccer and basketball teams. He excels at mentoring younger students and is respected and admired by his peers. Asana’s commitment to service and kindness is felt by both staff and students. He is a true example of what it means to be a caring and responsible citizen. We are incredibly proud of Asana and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We are confident he will continue to positively impact those around him and make a difference in the world.

Midland Adventist Academy

Jordan Collins walks in her father’s footsteps; both her heavenly Father and her earthly father! Jordan not only fills the role of class pastor, she lives the role by participating enthusiastically in weekly chapel services, leading praise and worship with Midland’s vocal ensemble, helping with Student Week of Prayer and assisting in different ways at her home church, Bethel, in Kansas City, Kansas. Although Jordan just joined the Midland family last August, she quickly became a student leader and a positive influence for Christ on our campus. Jordan truly has a heart like Jesus for serving others.

Mile High Adventist Academy

Kurt Dela Paz joined the MHA community last school year. His positive attitude and cheerful spirit made MHA that much better. We nominated Kurt for the Caring Heart award because he is a friend to all in the Upper School and radiates his love for Jesus. He uplifts and supports others and loves to befriend people in his class and outside his class. Kurt is an excellent student, athlete and musician and brings his positive spirit everywhere he goes. We know wherever life takes him after high school, he will continue to spread his positivity and love for others.

Sunnydale Adventist Academy

From Jinelle Gallen’s first moment on Sunnydale’s campus she has shared her loving kindness and contagious smile with everyone. Jinelle models Jesus’ love every moment of every day. Always the first to ask, “How may I help?” she is a servant leader who is full of energy. She provides leadership through Campus Ministries and is the senior class president. Jinelle’s passion for Jesus is evident both at home and while preaching the gospel message in India this year. Thank you, Jinelle, for loving compassionately while in service for Jesus.