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    UCA "Week of Missions" team in front of the Disney Pavilion in the Florida Hospital for Children.

United Christain Academy students head to Florida to serve others

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NEWPORT — United Christian Academy’s entire 22-student high school, under the direction of Kimberlee Strepka and Paul Gandy, traveled to Orlando last Wednesday with the purpose of providing students the opportunity to serve others.

The Bronze Ambassadors, UCA’s premiere handbell choir, will be performing at four locations during this six-day trip.

The locations include the Florida Hospital for Children, First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid, “He Got Up” at the Camping World Stadium, a ministry event for the homeless community of Orlando, and Amelia Island Plantation Chapel.

It’s UCA’s goal not just to educate students in the area of academics, but to teach them how to be a positive change in their culture and world.

Some principles can only be learned through experience, and administrators feel the best way to widen student’s worldview is to show them firsthand.

The school says the entire faculty, staff and board members have collectively backed this mission from the start.