Grace Bible Church Awana students attend Summit in California
Abigail Karn, with Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg, won the platinum award in the fine arts competition during Summit, held at Shadow Mountain Community Church, El Cajon, California, April 11-13.
Karn played a flute solo, “Be Thou My Vision,” and in addition to receiving the award, she was given a $500 scholarship to be used at a college or university of her choice. Karn also won the title and scholarship during last year’s event.
Karn and other members of the church attended Summit, which brought together high school students from across the United States who are working in the AwanaYM Journey material. Students competed in Bible quizzes, Awana Journey games, volleyball and fine arts.
The Grace Bible quiz team earned a gold medal during the event, just missing a top 10 finish by 10 points.
While the students did not medal in volleyball and games, they enjoyed getting to know students from Liberty Baptist in Appomattox, Virginia, with whom they joined for competition.
Kelly Keith received a Citation Award, along with approximately 60 other seniors who completed all of their Awana material from third through 12th grade.
Cassidie Best and Hunter Steele each earned gold medals for visual arts submissions, along with Kelly Keith, Kasey Keith and Beth Fabian, who each earned a silver medal for their visual arts entries.
Kelly Keith also earned a bronze medal for a creative writing entry.
The students attended Saturday night church services with Dr. David Jeremiah, who recognized all of the Summit students and staff during the service. Summit also includes a college/ministry fair.
Karn played “Be Thou My Vision” for the closing ceremonies at Summit.