Looking Back at the Beginning of Shalom Christian Academy

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Shalom Enrollment Through the Years

1976 - 87 
1977 - 157
1978 - 237        
1990 - 359
2000 - 407
2010 - 347
2021 - 636

Administrator Darrel Baer presented with a plaque featuring the expansion.
Groundbreaking for the addition (1988-1989)

Pictured left to right: 

Dennis Hissong
Orville Heiseg
Dennis Sollenberger
Paul Clemmer
Glen Showalter 

Glen Showalter of Shalom Christian Academy envisions a bigger future for SCA.

According to the 1987 yearbook:

“Beside working hard to keep the school clean, Mr. Showalter is the chairman of the Shalom Building Committee. He is in charge of seeing that things go smoothly with the construction of the addition to the school.”

1987 - excavation begins for $1.1 million capital campaign expansion to include a total of 42,000 square feet of building space. A 74’ x 100’ multi-purpose auditorium-gym complex was added for use in August of 1987. Also included a 60’ x 85’ media center. 

The Burning Bush Newsletter - From the Opening of Shalom (1976)
A Photo from the Beginning - Shalom Christian Academy (1976)