On November 11, 2019, Pine Tree Academy celebrated Veterans Day. Johann Edwards spoke to us about his experience serving our country, how it helped him spiritually, and how it impacted his life. A few videos were played specifically about D-Day and it’s history. We were also blessed with Taps played on the trumpet by Mrs. Glover, and songs sung by the younger students of Pine Tree. The program was very moving overall and I was happy to be a part of it.
I. Lindsay (Sophomore)
On Sabbath October 6, Emily Rojas, PTA Student Body President and Campus Ministries member preached at Freeport SDA Church. She spoke on “Stewardship of Time.” One of the main points was how when she made time to spend with God, she was more productive in other aspects of life. Getting youth involved and speaking in the church can create a whole new perspective of events and views of the Bible and everyday life. Kudos to Emily for doing such a great job!
In addition to speaking for church, there was an SA Vespers held on November 1, 2019. Trevor Schlisner, superintendent of the NNEC, was the speaker.
C. DePalma (Sophomore)
The PTA boys varsity soccer faced off against both Isleboro and North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) this past week in the Quarter and Semi-Final games. A large fan section came out for both games to cheer the boys on. Our PTA boys beat Isleboro 5-2 on Wednesday, a great win, however sadly on Friday in the quarter-final game against NYA, their season came to a close. Though this was a tough loss, I know we are all still so proud of how far the team came this year, the hard work they put in and the respectful, positive attitude they all played with while on the field. Great season boys!
L. Stong (Sophomore)
I walked into the barn and Emily Rojas, the Student Association President, greeted me at the entrance and just explained everything that I needed to do if I wanted to get a surprise at the end of the Barn Party. She gave each student a paper checklist. I snatched mine and I was off. The first station I went to was a donut eating contest and I have a definite weakness for donuts. So, I ran over there quickly and tried to beat Liam, Benny, and Shimmy. I only lost because I took my sweet time eating that regular glazed donut. Next, I went to the pie eating contest. I’m not a fan of pie but, I just ate it for the culture. Next, I did the sack race against Benny and won, obviously. After that, I got some like chili soup stuff. It was good! I sat down on the couch eating my chili soup and just chilled there for the rest of the night enjoying the company of my friends.
J. Stewart (Senior)
On Sunday, October 20th, Pine Tree Academy’s annual Fall Festival was held in the school gym for friends and families alike to have a bit of fall fun. All money goes to the benefit of the students participating in raising funds for their class and to the senior class to help support their class mission trip. Lots of food and activities make up fall fest such as face painting, bake sales, jousting (which is totally safe by the way), corn hole contests, a bouncy house, car washes/detailing, etc. and tons of food. Every year, new memories are made at PTA’s annual fall festival all because of the people who attend.
M. Owen (Sophomore)
Students in grades 5 and 6 got to use some new tools to learn about math and building. In a math lab with Dr. Moore, students used a Mira to explore symmetry. They loved it! With Mr. Schlisner, students learned about the blessing of work. They identified the parts of a hammer and a drill and practiced using the tools correctly. Who knew a hammer had so many different parts. It was a great learning experience!
-M. Moore 5th & 6th Grade Teacher