Excited students, teachers, administrators, board members and guests assembled in the rear of the elementary building as the final structure, completing Phase II of the OAA building plan, was dedicated on Monday, November 10, 2014. The new Early Childhood Playground will serve students in grades PreK – 2, providing age-appropriate equipment and activities for physical development.
Head principal, Jason Edgecombe, offered the dedicatory prayer and took the first slide down the fireman’s pole. Then PreK-8 principal, Delma Harvey, directed the joyful students to “christen” the new play structures. Kudos to special guests Leslie N. Pollard and Timothy McDonald (OU President and Provost) who accepted principal Edgecombe’s challenge to try out the fireman’s pole! During the reception held in the new Multi-Educational Complex Dining Hall, Luci Beavers, sales representative for Kompan Playgrounds noted how enjoyable it had been to work with OAA Business Manager, Amanda Harris in the planning and installation of the playground.
Oakwood Adventist Academy now looks forward to groundbreaking for Phase III of the building project – a new facility for the high school.
*Photographs taken by Roland Scott