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MBA News
The Gift
MBA Trivia Contest
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Important Dates
Academy Days  
March 09-11, 2012
Alumni Weekend
April 26-29, 2012
Golf Tournament
April 27, 2012 


5 Life Lessons
1. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

2. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.


3. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.


4. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.


5. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.



The Truth Is ...


"My time at MBA was the pivotal experience in my life. Today, sixty years later, my life is still guided by the spiritual orientation instilled through the ministry of MBA to a troubled teen. The ministry that I am still involved in - being a Christian author and a pastor to the church of the unchurched (The Good News Rescue Mission) - had its origins in the Godly nurture I received there so long ago."


Pastor James V. Potter. Ph.D.

Class of 1954


"Monterey Bay Academy has filled a pivotal role in not only my own education, but also in my wife.  The legacy of spiritually-based teaching and mentorship, superb musical organizations, and a continued commitment to academic excellence makes MBA truly one of a kind!"


Joe L. Wheeler, Ph.D.
Class of 1954

Author, Christmas in My Heart book series 





"My conversion to Christ at MBA set my life in a direction that cannot be described in words, because it has been an experience.  I could never repay the valuable training and life preparation I received at MBA."


Jose Rojas, Class of 1978


Director, Volunteer Ministries, North American Division of SDA







"I am indebted to the teachers and leaders that I now realize were making great sacrifices to work at MBA.  The education, discipline, and life-long friendships from my years at MBA are invaluable assets that will live with me forever." 


Scott Nelson, M.D., Class of 1988 


Medical Director, CURE International, Haiti and Santo Domingo





"The atmosphere at MBA is very warm and supportive, the teachers are very Christ centered, the school offers many interesting opportunities for a variety of activities, and the campus is an idyllic place to attend school."


Lindsey Henning, Class of 2011

  Sonora, CA





"I feel a certain pride toward MBA.  I feel it is a school that really develops a child's character.  Compared to other schools I have seen, MBA seems so personal and because of the boarding school experience, it is like a family.  I feel very attached to MBA and being at MBA makes me feel like part of a kind of special 'club', a club connected with God that has many members that all have that same feeling." 


Danica Betts, Class of 2011 



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Past Issues
February 3, 2012                                                         
From the Editor
Have you ever stopped to consider what love means? 

A group of professional people posed this question to a crowd of 4 to 8 year-old children. The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.


 "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca - age 8

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate." Nikka - age 6

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." Tommy - age 6


"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it.  But if you mean it, you should say it a lot.  People forget." Jessica - age 8


Thought provoking, isn't it?


As Valentine's Day approaches, I challenge you to consider how you show love to the people in your life.


Until next time and Happy Valentine's Day!

Marci Scott

Assistant to Charlotte Henderson, Director of Development 

Where Land Sea Unite to Inspire (Quote of the Month) 
"The art of love... is largely the art of persistence." 
-Albert Ellis 
MBA News

The class of 2012 will head off on their senior class trip to Southern California this month. There are 64 seniors this year, including 30 who are four-year seniors. 


Dr. Art Chadwick, Research Professor at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, TX, is well-known for his archaeological digs and dinosaur finds. He will present vespers & the worship service on February 17-18. 


Remember your Senior Countdown Party? 100 days until graduation! Class of 2012 will celebrate on Feb. 23. 

Spirit Week 2012


The Laugh Factory Factory 


The Gift

"Can I see my baby?" the happy new mother asked. When the bundle was nestled in her arms and she moved the fold of cloth to look upon his tiny face, she gasped.


The baby had been born without ears. Time proved that the baby's hearing was perfect. It was only his appearance that was marred.


When he rushed home from school one day and flung himself into his mother's arms, she sighed, knowing that his life was to be a succession of heartbreaks. 


Later, after the boy had grown older, his father met with the family physician. Could nothing be done?


"I believe I could graft on a pair of outer ears, if they could be procured," the doctor decided.


Whereupon, the search began for a person who would make such a sacrifice. Two years went by.


Then his father said, "You are going to the hospital, son. Mother and I have someone who will donate the ears you need. But, it's a secret who it is."


The operation was a brilliant success, and a new person emerged. His talents blossomed into genius, and school and college became a series of triumphs. Later, he married and entered the diplomatic service.


"But, I must know!" He urged his father, "Who gave so much for me? I could never do enough for him."


"I do not believe you could," said the father, "but, the agreement was that you are not to know... not yet."


The years past and one day the mother died. The son went to the funeral and stood with his father over his mother's casket. Slowly, tenderly, the father stretched forth a hand and raised the thick, grey hair to reveal that the mother had no outer ears.


Real beauty lies not in the physical appearance, but in the heart. Real treasure lies not in what can be seen, but in what cannot be seen. Real love lies not in what is done and known, but in what is done and not known.


Author Unknown

MBA Trivia Contest
If you know the answer to this month's MBA trivia question, email your answer ASAP to The first person with the correct answer will be this month's winner and that name will be placed in our grand-prize annual drawing for a free weekend stay at Monterey Bay Academy. Click on Contest Details for more information.

Answer to Question for January 2012

Q: What year did MBA offer an associates in laundry management?

A: December 18, 1974

Winner: No correct answers


Question for February 2012

What exact year in the 1970s did students fill out questionnaire cards to be matched to their date by a computer. 


Save the Date!
Alumni Weekend is April 26-29, 2012.
  • Dr. Richard Osborn '65, will be the Worship Hour Speaker for alumni weekend. Dr. Osborn is currently the associate director for the Senior College/University Commission for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Click photo for bio.   
  • MBA Photos We are looking for yours! Email or mail to the Alumni Office. Be sure and list the names of those in the photo. Perhaps it was your favorite banquet picture or a band tour photo. Just be sure and tell us the event or situation. Watch for it in upcoming Waves Gone By or Sandscripts publications. Please be sure the photos are a minimum of 800x600 pixels in size, 150 dpi resolution, and saved in JPEG format.
  • Sandscripts If you have any news/photos for the upcoming Spring issue of Sandscripts, please submit to: Promotions, weddings, births, new move? Keep us all up-to-date. Please submit by Feb. 20. 
  • Academy Days is March 09-11. Sign up today if you wish to bring a teenager you are acquainted with. Contact Nathan Henderson for more information.
  • Calling for Memorabilia MBA is looking for your memorabilia for our alumni museum. You can send your class shirts, jackets, sweaters, and other MBA memorabilia to Monterey Bay Academy, Alumni Department, 783 San Andreas Rd. La Selva Beach, CA 95076.
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