Investing Students Win Oregon Stock Market Game

Seminar Class Students Invest Well and Win Topping the Oregon state rankings in the 2016 high school stock market competition was Canyonville Christian Academy’s Brian Powell.  His  $100,000 portfolio grew to $163,999 in just 10 weeks, giving him a winning margin of more than $25,000 over the second ranked team from Jesuit High School (Portland). Marie Mukazayire finished with $134,783 for […]

Pilots Take Second at Reedsport Invitational

With some of our leading runners missing the meet, Canyonville Christian Academy’s boys’  track team finished second to Pacific High School at the Jack Blum Invitational in Reedsport April 20.  Seven schools attended the meet. Top finishers for the Pilots were Calob Reimer (1st in 800 meters and 2nd in the 400 meter run with a time of 53.85) and […]

Students Visit Los Angeles Art Museums

Students of Canyonville Christian Academy’s seminar class traveled to Los Angeles April 15-18 to view the art collections at the Getty and Norton Simon museums. Highlights of the tour included a large number of important work by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Rembrandt. The 4-day trip also included time at Yosemite National Park, one of the very top natural […]

Tennis Team Shines At Cascade Christian

The 2016 Pilot tennis team took on Cascade Christian High School (Medford) and walked away with six wins in the round-robin “friendly” match. Winners for the CCA tennis squad at the April 6 competition included Davy Kayinamura, Simon Mao, Hayden Lui, Brian Ng, Benson Lin, Eun Jin Jang, and Leydy Garcia.

Record-Breaking Track Team Opens Season

With over 60 sthletes, believed to be the largest turnout in school history, the 2016 edition of the Canyonville Christian Academy track team got the campaign started by competing at the Match 14 Crusader Relays sponsored by St. Mary’s of Medford. Best efforts by the Pilots included a 2nd place finish in the boys’ distance medley relay (12:07.3) and  runner-up […]

CCA Yearbook Collects National Honors

It was just announced that the 2014-15 CCA annual was honored with a Lifetouch “Best of the Best Showcase Award.”  The student produced book covering the just completed school year is the 69th CCA annual was 133 color pages. The book was also awarded an honorable mention in the 2015 competition for schools under 1,000 students.  There were only 5 […]

Seminar Class Attends Symphony Concert

Students from Canyonville Christian Academy’s seminar class traveled to hear the Eugene Symphony concert of January 21, 2016. Featured works included a 20th century mass by Durable with 100-voice choir and Respighi’s “Pines of Rome” led by former music director Giancarlo Guerrero.  Terry McQuilkin of The Register-Guard gives a brilliant review of the special evening at […]


Canyonville Christian Academy‘s boys’ basketball team recorded their fourth win of the young season by topping the South Umpqua(4A) JVs by a 70-51 score.   The Pilots used a 29 point second quarter to pull ahead of the Lancers in the December 15th home game. Destin Masoni and Brian Ng Led Canyonville Christian Academy team […]


Canyonville Christian Academy‘s boys’ basketball team picked up an overtime win in the third place of the Redding Christian Holiday Tournament. The final score of the December 12th game was 63-61 over the Triad Timberwolves of Klamath Falls.   The Pilot girls picked up their second win of the young season by topping the Dunsmuir […]

Boys, Girls Capture Basketball Wins

In week one of the new basketball season, the Canyonville Christian Academy boys team upended El Sobrante Christian of California by a 73-34 score.  The boys were led by Gabriel Martin with 18 points and the team hit nine three-point shots. The girls got their first week win over the Glendale Pirates by a 34-15 margin. Both teams also […]

Basketball Season Opens December 2

The first games of the 2015-16 basketball schedule will be at Days Creek High School on Dec. 2. The Pilots will then host their traditional four-team tournament on Dec. 4-5.   In week two of the new season,  CCA travels to Redding, California for tournament play Dec. 11-12.  Noel Schaak returns as coach of the boys’ team.  Lance Nutter directs the […]

Seminar Class Attends Play and Ballet

Students from Canyonville Christian Academy’s seminar class attended a pair of theatrical performances of major cultural events during the week of October 11-17.  The latest events for the class included a viewing of the classical ballet “Giselle” from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet and a showing from the Royal Theatre in London of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. These were both performances in front of […]

Seminar Class Travels To Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Students from seminar class began their year of cultural events by seeing the classic Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” in Ashland.  The Sept. 13 play was the first of many events planned for students during the school year.  Most students gave the performance a rating of “8 or a 9” on a 10 point scale.

Canyonville Christian Academy Repeats As National Stock Market Game Champions!

Canyonville Christian Academy is the first school ever to achieve a two time win! Canyonville Christian Academy has been officially notified by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Assn. (SIFMA) that we finished 2015 #1 in the national high school investing competition sponsored by their organization. The ten top team from around the United States […]

Alumni Contribute To New Dorm

Continuing their support for the new dorm, Canyonville Christian Academy/Canyonville Bible Academy alumni recently contributed another $2,000. The added funds will go towards the decorative street lights and brings to nearly $55,000 in total help on the project by alumni and board members.  Thank you Alumni and Board members! Below is an updated photo taken the […]

Pilots Finish Close 2nd At Crow Track Meet

Canyonville Christian Academy‘s boys’ track team placed second at the Crow Cinder Track Meet April 23, just 10 points (158 to 148) behind the Crow Cougars. Eight schools were entered in the competition.   The boys collected wins in four of the events (100m – Garbriel Martin, 3000m – Denis Gavrinyuk, long and triple jumps […]


First place out of more than 300 entries from Oregon high schools went to Mignonne in the spring statewide investing competition. Canyonville Christian Academy entrants Grace Tuan and Luigi Van Mol also brought home the next two places.  Awards will be presented to the winners at a Portland banquet in May.


Eight Rembrandt and five Van Gogh  (plus Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Raphael, etc.) paintings were among the many highlights for the seminar class students marking the trip to Los Angeles to tour two museums March 12-15. The group spent a full day at the J. Paul Getty and Norton Simon museums which house the two […]


February travels for seminar class have included a night at the Eugene Symphony featuring a Rachmaninov piano concerto and attendance at simulcast  New York Met Opera presented on- screen.  Class members will also be able to watch an in-theater  presentation February 24 on the life and works of Rembrandt, the 17th century Dutch painter.


     Ivan Sandrali and Mahli Beltran were honored as 2015 Homecoming King and Queen of Canyonville Christian Academy  at the halftime of the varsity boys’ basketball game February 13.  These honors awarded on the basis of the votes of the student body. The Pilot boys fell short by a score of 55-44 in the […]

Homecoming Court for 2015 Announced

SENIOR PRINCESS/PRINCE:        Pooja Tiwari & Eric Lee JUNIOR:                                              Grace Tuan & Sebastian Fajardo SOPHOMORE:                                   […]


The 2015 Capitol Hill Challenge, a competition open to all U.S. high schools, got underway Feb. 2  and will run through May 8.  Canyonville Christian Academy‘s seminar class students finished number-one out of over 4,000 entries in 2014. In the internet investing simulation game, students are given $100,000 to invest and real time stock bond, […]


The Canyonville Christian Academy boy’s basketball team came oh-so-close in two league games the last week of January. In a home game with the Riddle, the Pilots came from six points down in the final minute of play to tie the game, only to see it slip away on a pair of free throws by […]

Ivan Sandrali Named “Athlete of the Week”

The “Douglas County Mail” newspaper selected Canyonville Christian Academy’s  standout basketball player Ivan Sandrali as their top south county  athlete for  January week number three. Sandrali, a senior forward for the Pilots, is averaging  16.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.

Pilot Boys Lose a Pair of Close Games

     Canyonville Christian Academy‘s boys’ basketball team opened league play January 8 with a 45-59 loss at Riddle.  The teams were tied at halftime but the Pilots gave up 23 points to the Irish in the 3rd quarter. In their second conference game, CCA was within just two buckets of the Crow Cougars with […]

Private School Student Artists Exhibit Their Works

The Canyonville branch of Umpqua Bank hosted an exhibition in December of the best pictures created by Canyonville Christian Academy art class students.  The private school currently offers four periods of art taught by Ms. Sandy Anderson.

Canyonville Christian Academy Investors Win State Game

The 2014 Oregon Fall Stock Market Game for high school students was captured by Canyonville Christian Academy’s Eric Lee.  The top CCA entry made a profit of over 135% in just 10 weeks! The Fall game serves as a “warm-up” for the national contest which begins in Feb. 2015.  The Pilots are the defending U.S. […]

Drama Club Presented a Winter Play

“The Christmas Competition”, a delightful one act comedy, was performed by Canyonville Christian Academy’s Drama Club before an appreciative all-school audience Dec. 15. The play, directed by Sheri Nutter, featured a very well put together cast from four continents and portrayed a very positive Christmas message. Here are some highlight images:  

Mortgage Paid In Full

Paying off your mortgage is always a good thing. In August 2014, Canyonville Christian Academy did just that when we made our final payment on the staff house located at the corner for 1st and Canyon Street – across from the  gymnasium.   Although the home has been used by the school for a number […]

Ideal Boy And Girl Selected For 2014

Peter Ha and Precious Gift Abauesu were picked by their fellow students as the Ideal Boy and Ideal Girl for the 2013-14 school year.  The winners are from, respectively, South Korea and Rwanda. The awards were presented the night before graduation as part of the Mayfest program. Honoring the top CCA boy and girl of […]

Math Instructor Named “Teacher Of The Year”

Mr. Luke Suhr, Canyonville Christian Academy’s head math teacher, was honored at the 2014 Mayfest (May 30) as the school’s top teacher. Mr. Suhr, in his second year here at the private school, teaches advanced math course through Calculus AP and honors statistics. The award is voted by the school’s Board  of Administration.

Ladies Sweep Top Academic Honors At Canyonville Christian Academy

Co-Valedictorians for Canyonville Christian Academy’s Class of 2014 are Yunci (Yolanda) Wang and Ruoyu (Simona) Zhu, both of Shanghai, China.  Salutatorian for this year’s senior class is Shan Yin (Kathy) Tuan from Taiwan.  The three girls will be receiving academic honors at the end of the year graduation program. The commencement exercises for the 40 […]

Students Receive Awards For Top Six Places In Stock Market Game

Canyonville Christian Academy’s seminar class traveled up to Portland’s Doubletree Hotel to attend the 2014 Oregon Stock Game awards program and banquet. At the event in the luxury hotel, students from Canyonville Christian Academy’s seminar class accepted awards for capturing the top six places in this year’s investing competition.  The game and awards event was […]

Roger Shaffer’s Seminar Class Dominates Spring Investment Competition

Canyonville Christian Academy’s entries easily captured first place in the Oregon Stock Market Game that ended April 17, 2014. The seminar students made over a 62% return in the 10-week investing competition that included more than 450 teams from around the state.  The leading non-CCA entries (Trillium Charter School from Portland and Reynolds of Troutdale) ended […]

Pilots Place Second At Oakland Meet

Canyonville Christian Academy’s track boys won four events (both relays, 800m and high jump) en route to a runner-up team finish at an April 17, 2014 competition hosted by the Oakland Oakers.  The Pilot girls also added another win in the 1500m event. April 19 the boys and girls teams enjoyed watching a University of […]

International Student Gets Double Win At Glide Track Meet

International student Jack Yoo, senior from South Korea, dominated both horizontal jumps at the April 12 16-school Maynard Mai Invitational Track Meet.  He easily won both the long jump (20-3 3/4) and triple jump (40-3 1/4) by over one foot in each event. The Pilots also got good efforts in the relays, and a 400m […]

Private High School Holds JUNIOR-SENIOR BANQUET – 2014

Canyonville Christian Academy seniors were honored by the junior class at the traditional Junior-Senior Banquet. The traditional event, which began in the 1940’s, included an evening of activities. The anticipated event is highlighted by Junior and Senior young ladies being “requested the presence of” by a Junior or Senior gentleman who walks up the stairs […]

Christian Academy Takes Students To Portland Trailblazer Game!

On April 13 a large group of students from International Boarding School –  Canyonville Christian Academy attended the Portland Trailblazer v. Golden State Warriors NBA basketball game at Portland’s Moda Center. The exciting game between the two playoff-bound teams was won by the Blazers in overtime 119-117.

Boarding School Track Teams Open Promising Season At Crusader Relays

Canyonville Christian Academy’s track team got the 2014 season started with some promising efforts at a St. Mary’s of Medford, Oregon 10-team relay meet March 17. The private school’s top finishers were Sasha Eck (2nd in both long and triple jumps), Jack Yoo 92nd and a 3rd in the two horizontal jumps),  and the boys […]

Private Academy’s Basketball Team Post First Loss Of The Season, Now 8-1

Canyonville Christian Academy’s boys basketball team added a road win and a road loss in the week ending January 18. The win came by five points (55-50) at Riddle but was followed by the first season loss with the private school basketball team being outscored.  The Pilot boys led at halftime but fell short by […]

Investing Boarding Students Dominate State Rankings

The Oregon high school “Stock Market Game” ended Dec. 15 with Canyonville Christian Academy holding down the top six spots in the final rankings.  Entries from seminar class finished first through fifth.  Boarding students from the senior Economics course brought home sixth and eighth place honors. The winning CCA entry made a $76,016 profit on […]

Seminar Students Attend Eugene Symphony And New York Metropolitan Opera Simulcast

December activities for Canyonville Christian Academy’s seminar class students included two cultural events:  the Eugene Symphony’s all-Tchaikovsky concert on Dec. 5 and a Dec. 14 performance of Verdi’s “Falstaff” by the New York Metropolitan Opera in a theatrical simulcast that went out to 60 countries worldwide. Students from the class also attended an NBA game […]


The 2013 Canyonville Christian Academy boys’ soccer team ended their season with a 3-1 loss to #4 ranked Portland Adventist in the second round of the OSAA state playoffs. This was the second consecutive year the boys were conference champions and competed at state.  During this two-year run, the Pilots  lost just two regular season […]

Junior Class President Invited Onto Newspaper Forum

Eric Lee, Canyonville Christian Academy’s junior class president, has been selected to serve on the weekly “Truth of Youth” panel for “The News-Review”, the daily newspaper for Douglas county. In this forum, students from area schools are welcome to express their opinions and observations on a variety of topics indicated by the editors of the […]

Seminar Class Off and Running

September was a busy month for Canyonville Christian Academy’s seminar class students. Events included a play on the Elizabethan outdoor stage at the Shakespeare Festival (Ashland).  This was followed by a viewing at Umpqua Community College of the British National Theatre modern version productions of “Othello”. The final field trip open to seminar students in […]

School’s Board Suspends Cross Country

After struggling to field full teams for a number of years, Canyonville Christian Academy’s board voted to suspend the sport of cross country. Since 1962, the Pilots have won 29 district championships and sent more than 40 teams to state.  The school had five individual state champs (Bill Castro, Mike Mason, Rose Gilbert, Mike Webster […]

District Competition on Tap for Track and Tennis Teams

Spring sport district meet competition gets underway May 6th with tennis at Medford. The pilot track teams will head into the district meet and state meet qualifying on May 17th and 18th at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) facility in Klamath Falls.

Pilot Boys 2nd, Girls 3rd at Tom Pappas Invitational

CCA’s track teams produced a solid showing at the sever-school invitational meet held at Glendale on May 2nd. Even winners included Yack Yoo (triple jump) and a sweep by the girls’ relay team (400 and 1600 meters)

Shaffer Dorm Paid In Full!

It’s always a major milestone to have another building fully paid for. We are pleased to announce that the last payment on Shaffer Dorm, acquired in 2004, has been made. The dorm currently houses 20 boys and is located a block south of the school gymnasium.  CCA now has three dorms for boarding students. Of […]

Alumni Dorm Fund Crosses $40,000 Level

Total alumni donations through Nov. 2012 have brought the CCA “New Dorm Fund” to over $40,000.  Thus far over 80% of donations are from alumni. Although this figure is a small fraction of the estimated $750,000 cost, it is an important catalyst to help get the project underway.  The school’s board is looking at a […]

Canyonville Christian Academy Welcomes Dr Rahman and Soniya

Dr. Faiz Rahman came and spoke at CCA’s weekday Chapel service October 16th, 2012.  He is the founder of Good News India a nonprofit organization that rescue’s orphaned and /or destitute children in India BEFORE they are sold into bonded slavery.  This ministry has an outreach to the destitute children of Southern Asia and operates 25 centers in North […]

Boys’ Soccer Team Wins Pair of Games

Over the past week (Oct. 15-20) CCA’s soccer team collected two more wins and climbed back into first place in the district standings. The victories came at the expense of Illinois Valley (5-1) and highly-ranked Lakeview (2-1) The Pilots close out the regular season with games against Creswell and St. Mary’s and will then head […]

Volleyball Girls Attend UofO game, Oct. 13, 2012

CCA’s volleyball team enjoyed a match between the University of Oregon and the University of Washington Saturday night at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. The game pitted the #2 nationally ranked Washington Huskies against the #5 ranked Ducks, with the Oregon girls coming out on top 3-1.

Boys’ Soccer Team Keeps Rolling

As CCA approaches the midpoint of the regular season, the Pilots sit atop the league standings (3-0) and have an undefeated (4-0) record. In the latest game, the boys’ soccer team knocked off traditional power Umpqua Valley Christian with a 3-2, come-from-behind win. CCA has outscored their opponents 23-4 through the first four games and […]

Senior Economics Students Contribute

Senior economics students contributed during the 2011-12 school year through a “change jar” towards Heifer International and Samaritan’s Purse International Relief.  Although the econ students were not up to the generosity level of prior years, two nice checks were written.

Pilots Send Five Runners To State

400 Meter Relay (46.68) Joe Chen Emmanuel Stand Jack Yoo Jamie Wang 200 Meter Dash Joe Chen (24.21) Long Jump Jack Yoo (18-1) Girls 400 Meter Dash Macy Ho (78.45) The 2012 regular track season ended May 12 at the District Meet with four boys and one girl qualifying for the State 1A Championship Meet. […]

Stock Pickers Number-One Private/Parochial School In U.S. Competition

Canyonville Christian Academy battled more than 3,000 entries in the 2012 national stock market and ended the 14-week game as the top-ranked private school in the country and placed 9th overall. Team members from the senior economics class included Kenny Chen, Jerry Hsiao and MinHo Jung. In the Spring Oregon Stock Market Game, CCA suffered […]

Seminar Class Goes To Leadership Conference

Students from Canyonville Christian Academy‘s Seminar Class, taught by Roger Shaffer, attended the national Chick-Fil-A leadership conference May 4th, 2012 – a simulcast to 700 locations throughout the U.S.  125,000 people attended this 6 1/2 hour seminar. Featured speakers ranged from NFL – star Tim Tebow to Ivy League professors.  

Doug Wead Visits Class Via Skype

Doug Wead, advisor in the President George H.W. Bush White House, talked with Canyonville Christian Academy‘s senior government class by way of internet video conference (Skype) on April 2. Wead, currently a senior advisor to the Ron Paul presidential campaign, spoke to the students about the 2012 national elections, his White House experiences, and fielded […]

Newspaper Editor Visits Class

Vicki Menard, editor of the Roseburg “News-Review” spoke to the 35-student government class on April 3rd. The visit was in response to a class study of “news-review” content that suggested a political bias by the newspaper.

CCA Students Attend NBA Game

45 Canyonville Christian Academy students attended the February 16 game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Los Angeles Clippers at Portland’s 19,000 – seat Rose Garden.  For some students this was the first time ever at such an event. This professional basketball event, open to all CCA students, saw the Blazers give up an 18 […]

Canyonville Christian Academy Senior Awarded “Student Of The Year”

Devin Sales, CCA senior, was named city of Canyonville “Student of the Year” by the local Lions Club. The honor recognized him for his Spanish language translating services for residents of the city and was presented during a banquet for 100 guests at the Seven Feathers Resort on February 17.

Cheerleaders Compete at OSAA State Meet

The 2011-12, thirteen girl cheerleading squad from CCA, winners of a pair of regular season runner-up trophies, competed February 4th at the Oregon state competition in Portland. The Pilots, with mostly novice girls, trailed in a closely bunched field but gained valuable experience for a trophy run next season.

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Pilots End Season with California Trip

In the final game of the 2011-2012 season, CCA’s boys’ basketball team met North Hills Christian at their San Francisco bay area (Vallejo) campus and posted an unprecedented draw. In a game plagued by scoreboard failure and hobbled NHC players, the coaches agreed to end play with the score tied 47-all at the end of […]

Pilots Win Senior Night Thriller

As time expired on the game clock, James Mo pulled up for a game-winning 10-foot jump shot on Senior Night. The Pilots last home game of the year. Final score: CCA 35, Milo Adventist Academy 34, a team CCA had lost to earlier in the season.

Boy’s Basketball Team Dominates at Homecoming

The Pilots jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 57-32 lead against Livingstone Adventist Academy at this year’s homecoming game. The boys were led by Micah Jocoy with 22 points.

Jr Miss Rodeo Queen Is A Freshman Here At CCA

Canyonville Christian Academy freshman, Ashley Ferch, took home the title of the 2012 Jr Miss Rodeo Queen for the state of Oregon! As a freshman, Ashley enjoys working with the thirteen horses on her ranch and she also enjoys giving lessons to children.  She is very active in 4H along with competing in english, trail and western equitation. […]

Seminar Students Attend – My Fair Lady

On January 8 a small group from Private Boarding School CCA’s Seminar class attended a performance by the national touring company of one of the great all-time Broadway musical plays – My Fair Lady.   CCA has also acquired 20 student tickets for the Eugene Symphony concert coming to the 2,400 seat Hult Center in […]

NBA Game On February Schedule

Canyonville Christian Academy will be atteding a game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Los Angeles Clippers on February 16 at Portland’s Rose Garden.  This will be an all-school event. Both of these teams are ranked near the top of their National Basketball Association (NBA) divisions.

Seminar Class Attend Football Game

Members of CCA’s seminar class attended the Oct. 8th PAC-12 football game between Oregon State and Arizona, which was won by OSU. Students from the class were also able to attend the Oct. 11 theatrical simulcast of the 25th anniversary production of  “Phantom of the Opera” from London.

November 17th, Cheerleaders

The 2011-12 Pilot cheerleaders (all 13 of them) attended the university of Oregon vs Eastern Washington basketball game to observe the U of O rally squad in action. The trip to the new Matt Knight Arena in Eugene was sponsored  by the CCA Alumni Association.

Seminar Attends Operas & Ballet

Seminar class continued their fall activity schedule in October and November with two of Mozart’s greatest operas: A live performance of Portland Opera’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and the New York Metropolitan’s theatrical simulcast of “Don Giovanni“. Also in the mix, students were able to attend Eugene Ballet’s full-length presentation of “Romeo and Juliet” with […]

Cross Country Outing

CCA’s cross country runners traveled to Corvallis to attend an NCAA Division I football Game between Oregon State and UCLA on September 24th. The PAC-12 contest was won by UCLA before a crowd of 44,000.

Seminar Trip

Seminar class began their 2011-2012 schedule of events with a September 10th trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The students enjoyed Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic Operetta “The Pirates of Penzance”.

Canyonville Christian Academy’s Library Nears 10,000 Volumes

A preliminary count of the books in the school library indicates we are approaching the 10,000 volume level – an exceptional collection for a high school. Also, through interlibrary loan and the local public library located just a block from campus, CCA’s students and teachers have access to virtually all books in print.  

CCA Students Super-Fit

The results to a renewed committment to fitness in CCA’s physical education classes in 2010-2011 and the results are impressive:       Mrs. Dawn Shepherd’s Class (17 boys)           – Class average for mile run: 6:25.6      Mr. Brian Fye’s Class (18 boys)         – Class average for mile run: 6:34.1 Running for conditioning was a regular […]

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