Amanda Sasmita, who graduated from Mile High Academy in Colorado in May, says
“I love Mile High because of the community and all the connections I have made. It feels like my second family. I love it because I can express my faith freely without having to worry about any judgement.”
Amanda attended Mile High Academy from Kindergarten through 12th grade, even through a time of family trauma when Amanda wasn’t sure she could continue to be enrolled due to lack of financial resources. However, an anonymous donor stepped up and contributed toward her tuition fees.
Amanda’s mom Noor Yuniati, who received a Christian education in Indonesia, states,“I feel safe to send my children to Mile High Academy—it’s a safe environment.” She also feels deep gratitude for the generosity of the donor who helped Amanda.
During her senior year, Amanda was president of the Student Association, took college classes and was able to participate in extracurricular activities. Amanda wants to go to college and pursue a nursing career.
“There are not enough words to express how thankful I am for the opportunities I was able to have,” Amanda adds. “If you have the means of helping out a kid whose family is struggling to receive an Adventist education, then just do it. I don’t know what else to say.”