PPAS Campus News
April 2018
Vol. 7, No. 2
Discoveries Abound at Science Symposium
Science Symposium 4.11.18
Weeks of study and hard work culminated for our young scientists on Wednesday, April 11. Held in the Harte Center, the second-annual Science Symposium provided students the opportunity to showcase their learnings. Judges roamed the display area, listening as the researchers presented the results of their inquiries.  "It took time, but we did our best on our project and learned new things about the solar eclipse," said Sophomore Natalia Perez.

The Top Ten projects were announced at the conclusion of the Symposium, and the overall awards will be announced and presented at the Academic Awards assembly on May 11.
Globetrotting Dr. D. Recruits Potential Students
China Trip 4.21.18
On the heels of a recruiting trip to Xonacatlan, Mexico in February, President Dalglish traveled to Fujian, Province of China April 18-25. A Chinese recruiter accompanied him as he made presentations at two schools, Xiamen Yingcai School and Xiamen Foreign Language School, and in the cities of Xiamen, Quanzhou, and Fuzhou. At the schools Dr. D spoke to prospective students, and discussed opportunities for cultural exchanges between the institutions. We look forward to welcoming new students from China for the 2018-2019 school year.
Campus Ministry Celebrates God, Our True 'Super Hero'
Celebration 2018
The super hero craze landed on the PPAS campus for Celebration 2018 -- a student-led, weekend retreat held annually. It is similar to  Presbyterian Pilgrimage and Cursillo and is designed to bring participants and leaders closer to God. This year’s theme, “God, Our Hero,” helped focus students on the meaning of salvation.  Celebration made me realize things about about life and God I hadn't thought of before" commented Senior Paulina Boudesocque. Once again, youth from the Campus Ministry Council planned and orchestrated the entire event. 
'Lights, Camera, Action!' Hollywood Shines
at Prom
Prom 2018 was a red-carpet worthy extravaganza held on April 21. Thanks to the creativity of the Junior class, the Harte Center became “Old Hollywood Cinema.” The stars, AKA Pan Am students, shone as they donned their gowns and suits, and danced the evening away. The crowning moment came when Seniors Antonio Ruiz and Ana Cecilia Quiroga were named as 2018 Prom King and Queen.
Seniors at Prom
Prom Night
Shaping the Course of the Future, One Student
at a Time
Twice a year, we appeal to alumni, family, and friends to support our general scholarship fund. Over 90% of our student body receive financial assistance through this reservoir. In this spring’s letter, we re-introduce you to Joshua Karangwa, a graduating senior who we wrote about previously.

Below is an excerpt from our graduation appeal letter:
Josh
When he arrived at PPAS three years ago, Joshua described himself as shy, and a poor reader. Fast forward two years. Joshua, now a senior, is ready for what comes next. He has “broken out of his shell,” making many friends, playing several sports, and becoming a Student Ambassador. Through Pan Am’s college preparatory curriculum, he was “forced in a good way” to become a better reader; and now, he is a member of National Honor Society and a dual-credit student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Joshua is poised to further his education in the fall at Schreiner University where he has received a full, four-year scholarship.

As we celebrate the graduation of Joshua and his classmates in the PPAS Class of 2018, we are mindful of what it takes for our students to get to this point -- the grace of God, hard work, and the faithful support of people like you. As a mission school, we are dependent upon your commitment to Christian discipleship through education. We cannot fulfill our call without you.


Won't you invest in the future of students like Josh
with an online donation to our scholarship fund?
Countdown to Graduation
Scroll to the bottom of our home page, and you’ll understand what our seniors are going through. All Forty-eight of them are anxiously counting down to the morning of Saturday, May 19, when they will walk the stage and receive their high school diplomas. While many of them share stories about feeling homesick and wanting to leave Pan Am when they first arrived here several years ago, graduation day always marks a bittersweet time of leaving friends and the "home" they have shared together and stepping into a new future. We wish the Class of 2018 the best success in their future academic endeavors!
PPAS Class of 2018
Yearbooks Available for Online Viewing
Yearbooks
We are happy to announce that our Pan Am yearbooks (1956-2016) are now digitized and available for viewing online.


The yearbook collection begins on page 4 and continues through page 10. We are grateful for the hard work of the staff at the South Texas Archives at Texas A&M University-Kingsville for their efforts on this project. 
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