Celebrating 70 Years
of Christian Education
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In 1936, three Mennonite churches collaborated to organize Beacon Bible School for post-high school instruction in Bible and related subjects. At the same time, the Kingwood Bible Church in West Salem had operated the Salem Bible Institute for about a year or so and through God’s provision, these two entities formed to create Salem Academy. When 76 students, a principal, and eight teachers arrived for the first day of classes in 1945, no one knew what an impact the school would have on generations throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Now with over 3,900 graduates we come together to celebrate Salem Academy's 70th anniversary. Join us for this celebration over Homecoming weekend:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
Tailgate Party BBQ @ 5pm
$7/advance ($10/at door)
There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken,
chips, potato salad, a s’mores bar, and more.
There will also be a photo booth with classic
SA uniforms for you to wear!
Presentation of the Court @ 6pm
Homecoming Game vs. Gervais @ 7pm
Former Homecoming Court Recognized
and Crowning of 2015 King & Queent @ halftime
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
Alumni & Friends Reception @ 10:30am
Free of Charge with fall treats
Informal Social Time
(Finger food, cider, and coffee)
Luncheon & Program @ 12pm
Sandwich wraps, pasta salad, soup, and more!
Generation and class photo opportunities
Guest speakers: Don Thiessen ‘49, Jim Wallace ‘55, LeRoy Hedberg ‘61, Bill Post ‘79, Michael Bryant ‘09
Special music: Aaron Naden ’07 and more choir alumni with Janet Carruthers directing