Oakwood Adventist Academy prepares students to achieve success, not only at OAA, but also in state, national and international arenas, as evidenced by several students who have been selected to participate in prestigious summer programs as the result of highly competitive selection processes.
Graduating senior DeAndre King, who began playing the viola in the 5th grade as a part of OAA’s string program, will spend three (3) weeks at Roosevelt University as a member of the Sphinx Performance Academy.
Junior Damar Thomas will spend three (3) weeks at Loma Linda University in the Minority Introduction to the Health Sciences (MITHS) program.
Junior Keviez Wilson will spend six (6) weeks at Howard University at its High School Summer Enrichment Academy.
Sophomore Jasmine Thornhill will spend three (3) weeks in South America (Dominican Republic and Nicaragua) as part of a jointly sponsored Georgetown University and United States government program. Jasmine will also spend a week as an intern at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens due to her success in the Alabama State Science Fair.
Graduating seniors Hilliairie Cowan and Christyn Hopkins, students in the senior Economics class, placed 3rd (out of 438 teams) in the North Alabama Division of the Stock Market Game, and received $100.00 cash prizes.
Oakwood Adventist Academy’s mission is to Develop, Nurture and Affirm students for a lifetime of service to God and humanity. Principal Edgecombe and the entire faculty and staff are proud of these high-achieving students who are “Blessed to have OAA in their DNA”.