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MBA News
Seeds of Life
MBA Trivia Contest
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Important Dates
Alumni Weekend
April 26-29, 2012
Golf Tournament
April 27, 2012 


5 Life Lessons



Over prepare, then go with the flow.


Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.


No one is in charge of your happiness except you.


Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"


What other people think of you is none of your business.


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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April 6, 2012                                                         
From the Editor

Spring is one of the best times of the year. 


It's a season of renewal and rebirth. 

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and it seems like everyone has a "spring" in their step. 


Sometimes life can feel like one long winter, filled with disappointments and heartaches. 


That's why I love this quote by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster,


Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.


No matter what is happening in your life right now, trust that your spring will come. 



Until Next Time!

Marci Scott

Assistant to Charlotte Henderson, Director of Development

Where Land Sea Unite to Inspire (Quote of the Month) 
"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
 ~ Hal Borland 
MBA News

Softball Tournament CVCA - April 22,


Harvey Voth


During Alumni Weekend, the boy's dorm will

be named Voth Hall in honor of Harvey Voth, the longest serving principal in MBA history. The ceremony will take place, Saturday, at 4:30 p.m. on the front steps of the boy's dorm. All alumni are invited to attend. The ceremony will also be attended by Voth's family members. - April 28,


The Laugh Factory Factory 





Seeds of Life

Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile spring soil......


The first seed said; I want to grow! I want to send my roots in the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth's crust above me....I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring...I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals.


And so she grew......


The second seed said; I am afraid if I send my roots into the ground below..I don't know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me, I may damage my delicate sprouts...what if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until it is safe.


And so she waited....


A yard hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.


MORAL OF THE STORY... Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life.


Source: Chicken Soup for the Soul



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 March 2012


Got Milk? What exact year in the 1970s did the MBA dairy rate number 1 for highest milk and fat production? 


Answer: March 13, 1974. 


Winner: Darrell Woodruff '62  


Question for April 2012


How much did it cost to purchase Monterey Bay Academy from the military?


Save the Date!
Alumni Weekend is April 26-29, 2012.
Golf Tournament is April 27, 2012. Register Now!

Golf Classic. Support the Student Aid Fund at Monterey Bay Academy. Sponsor or golf in the 13th Annual Golf Classic. Register here.

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.   


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