Alumni Reunion Date

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June 3rd & 4th have been named as the dates for the 2017 Reunion.  Activities will get started at 1pm on Saturday June 3rd following the school graduation.

All former staff and alumni are welcome.  This year we will be honoring the classes of 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007.

There will be no charge for any of the events.

We Welcome You Back


Rev. Joseph Prettyman

Rev. Joseph Prettyman, former CCA Superintenden in the 1990s,   passed
away May 3, 2016 at the age of 94 years.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn

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June Goodwin Rose

June Rose, Class of ’50, passed away in January 2017.

She made her home in Corvallis, Oregon and is survived by husband Bill Rose, also CBA Class of ’50.

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Seminar Students Attend 3 Ashland Plays

Shakespeare Festival Ashland, Oregon,The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland was the site of three plays attended by Canyonville Christian Academy’s seminar classes.  The students attended the plays in Ashland, Oregon at the outdoor Elizabethan Theater during September and October.  The live theatrical productions were Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, Charles Dickens “Great Expectations” and the Broadway musical “The Wiz”.

A Little History

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival was inspired by an Ashland drama professor and was inaugurated in 1935 as the “First Annual Oregon Shakespearean Festival”.  There were 2 plays presented that year at the festival, “Twelfth Night” and “The Merchant of Venice”.  The Shakespearean festival has continued ever since; it quickly developed a reputation for quality productions.

Rev Jim Andrews ’54

Rev Jim Andrews ’54 passed away in August 2016.  Jim dedicated his adult life to missionary work in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and was honored as a CBA/CCA alumnus of the year.

Keith Radford ’45

Keith Radford class of 1945 passed away October 15, 2016.  He was a long-time resident of south Douglas county.

Boys Soccer Team Finishes Season with 3-8-2 Record

The Pilot soccer team ended the Fall campaign with a well fought 3-2 win over Illinois Valley.  The team also recorded a pair of wins in games with the Lakeview Honkers.

The team was coached by Mr. Ian Garrett and Mr Kevin St. Cyr.

christian boarding school soccer game, getting the ball away from the other team

Alum Donations Make A Difference!

In just the past few weeks, contributions from CCA alumni have gone towards a variety of projects; among them are science lab equipment, student financial aid, campus beautification, and teacher continuing education funding.
We were also to add a nice addition to the most recent new dorm payment.

A special THANKS goes out  to all of the school’s supporters!Thank you for helpful donations, cca alumni,

Stock Market Students Headed For New York and Washington, DC

Four students who competed in this year’s state investing competition will be meeting with members of congress, including presidential candidate Rand Paul,  at the capitol hill complex in Washington, DC May 10-11.  They will then be traveling to New York City to be interviewed by media the following two days.


Stock market students making the trip are Brian Powell (2016 Oregon champion), Kwon Choi, Aldona Knysiak, and Merveille Maroya.  CCA’s students have been a dominant force in stock market  events for many years, including national (Capitol Hill Challenge) champs in 2014 and 2015.winning stock market team

Bob Dunbar ’45

Bob Dunbar, Class of 1945, passed away May 3, 2016.
Bob was president of CBA/CCA from 1985-87 and was the grandson of Rev. A.M. Shaffer, the founder of the academy.
He also served a number of years on the Board of Directors of CBA/CCA.
Bob served his country during the Korean War and had a career as a business executive in South America.
The date and site of a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Tennis Team Headed for District Playoffs

Oregon Christian high school, tennis team, wins 6,Canyonville Christian Academy’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams will be heading into their respective district tournaments starting on May 9 (boys) and May 12 (girls).  Team members will be competing for spots in the May 20-21 OSAA state championships.
The tennis team is coached by Brian Fye.

Buford Swanson ’48

Buford Swanson, alum from 1948 from Veradale, Washington, has passed away.

Harry Lawson ’55

Harry Lawson, Class of 1955, recently passed away.  He had great love of the school and often attended alumni reunions.  Harry lived for
many years in the Salem, Oregon area.

Investing Students Win Oregon Stock Market Game

Seminar Class Students Invest Well and Win

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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 third place and Aldona Knysiak was 4th in the final rankings.  More than 200 teams and individuals competed in this Spring game.

Capital Hill Challenge News

In an unusual move, CCA was not invited to participate in the national stock market game (Capital Hill Challenge) which Canyonville won the last two years and went 1-2 in 2015.

Track Team Wins 5-Way Meet at Oakland

CCA’s boys collected 161.5 points for the win over the host Oakland Oakers and three other track teams April 14.
The Pilots won eight events  including all the flat races under 3,000 meters.  The best events for Canyonville were the long jump with a 1-2 finish by Gabriel Martin (20-0) and Samuel Kim (19-8.5) and the 1600 meter relay which the runners won by over 13 seconds.
The girls were led to a  third place team finish by Esther Cyubahiro with a win in the triple Jump.

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 Diego Rubi (1st in the 1500 meter run 2nd in the 800 meter run).  Tyler Mercier came in 3rd in the 300m hurdles.
 girls 4x4, relay, track team, international boarding school Christian boarding school, student, nathaniel bates, took second place in the 4x400 relay
Also, the boys 4×100 relay came in 3rd (Victor Gulyaev, Yannick Sesonga, Max Ng, Destin Musonin) with a time of 50.96.
Additionally, in the 4×400 Relay, the boys team took 2nd place with a time of 4:09.20.  (Kelly Kamanzi, Nathaniel Bates, Oscar Gutierrez, Tyler Mercier)christian boarding school, Reedsport Invitational
For the girls, Esther Cyubahiro took 2nd n the Triple Jump at 29-04.00
The next meet on the schedule is the South Umpqua Twilight April 29

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.Canyonville Christian Academy's, seminar class, visits art museums, in Los Angeles

The 4-day trip also included time at Yosemite National Park, one of the very top natural wonders in the United States.students from canyonville christian academy, visit yosemite national park

Gabriel Martin Leads Pilots at Glide Meet

Going up against 16 schools, Gabriel Martin posted a decisive win in the 200 meter event (23.70) at  Glide’s Maynard Mai Invitational track meet April 9.  The Canyonville Christian Academy boys finished in a tie for 5th in the final team standings.
closing in for the win, diego, CCA track and field, Glide, Oregon
Other top efforts for the team included a 2:12.24 for 800 meters by Diego Rubi, a 142-3 in the javelin by Samuel Kim, and a 29-1 in the ladies’ triple jump by Esther Cyubahiro.
You can follow the Pilots Track & Field team on the Facebook page CCA XC Track & Field

CCA 2005 Graduate Wins Big on Jeopardy!

Canyonville, Oregon, CCA graduate Ricky Young, competes on Jeopardy!, and wins bigCanyonville Christian Academy grad Ricky Young put on an impressive show on his first night on the national game show Jeopardy!  April 8.
Walking away with first place honors and nearly $26,000 in winnings, Ricky earned the right to return for the next installment of the program.  The competition requires a wide range of knowledge and he built up a solid lead with answers to questions ranging from chemistry and geography to comic book heroes.
Read the full article on the News Review – Canyonville Man Compete on Jeopardy!
Congratulations Ricky!  We’re looking forward to the next round!

CCA Alum Competes on Jeopardy!

 Ricky Young, Class of 2005, is set to be a contestant on the national television quiz show Jeopardy! Young, who is a senior tax analyst at the Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, will appear on the show to be aired April 8.christian boarding school, alumni, plays on jeopardy,
You can find your time and station using this link:
Jeopardy – America’s Favorite Quiz Show – Find Your Station
The show was taped earlier in Los Angeles and was attended by his dad, the mayor of Canyonville, and his mother.   Best of luck to Ricky!

High School Basketball Player Named to First-Team Squad

private school student, names to Mountain View Conference, first team all league squad,Canyonville Christian Academy’s Destin Musoni was named to the Mountain View Conference first-team all-league squad in boys’ basketball.  The selection is by vote by the league coaches.  Musoni was also named to the  first-team on defense.
Andrew Graves and Gabriel Martin were awarded honorable mention for the 2015-16 season by the coaches.

Tennis Team Shines At Cascade Christian

Oregon Christian high school, tennis team, wins 6, Simon Mao of Canyonville Christian Academy Tennis TeamThe 2016 Pilot tennis team took on Cascade Christian High School (Medford) and walked away with six wins in the round-robin “friendly” match.Canyonville Christian Academy tennis team walks away with 6 wins
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.

Students Attend Russian Opera!

A group of 14 Canyonville students and staff attended the March 11 opera performance of Pytor I. Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”.  This live presentation by Eugene Opera of the 19th century classic tragic love story was sung in Russian.
The next planned cultural event for the seminar students is a trip to an NBA basketball game on March 28.

Record-Breaking Track Team Opens Season

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CCA’s Track team practicing on East Campus

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 honors by Samuel Kim in the long jump.
Head coach for the boys’ and girls’ teams is Cathy Lovato.

June Shaffer Hoffman ’38

June Shaffer Hoffman ’38 passed away March 17, 2016.  It is believed that Ms. Hoffman, a long-time resident of Bakersfield, CA, was the oldest living alumnus of CBA/CCA at the time of her passing.

Boys Earn Split in Final Pair of Games

Christian boarding school, homecoming 2016, basketball team,In the last weekend of league play, Canyonville Christian Academy boys basketball team  won their Homecoming game against Monroe 68-32 but fell at top ranked Lost River. The Pilots finished the regular season with a 12-10 record.

The boys now advance to post-season play against Oakridge at Umpqua Community College on February 19th.

The girls’ team, coached by Mr. Lance Nutter, ended their season with
three wins.

Cheerleaders Place at State Championship

Canyonville Christian Academy’s 2015-16 cheerleading squad placed 9th in the Class 3A/2A/1A division at the OSAA state competion February 13. 16 schools were represented at the event and the championship title was won by the Delphian School of Sheridan.Christian boarding school, has International competitive cheerleading team, Canyonville, Oregon

CCA Yearbook Collects National Honors

christian boarding school, wins honorable mention, yearbook contestIt 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 school yearbooks from Oregon were selected for the Best of the Best recognition.
Staff advisers for the class producing the yearbook were Cathy Lovato and Erin Payne.Harborlite, christian boarding school, wins honorable mention, yearbook contest

Basketball Team Scores 8th Win

Canyonville Christian Academy boys’ basketball team downed Crow High School January 26 by a decisive 70-36 margin.  Leading the Pilots in this away game were Destin Musoni and Brian Ng with a combined 33 points.
 christian boarding school, boys basketball team, wins against the Crow Cougars
In the girls’ basketball game, the Pilots led at halftime but ultimately fell by a 38-29 to the Crow Coungars.  Grace Tuan and Esther Masasu poured in a total of 21 of the CCA points.
christian boarding school, girls basketball team, plays against Crow Cougars

Diana Cox Wife Of Former CBA-CCA Principal-Teacher-Coach

Ray Cox, CBA/CCA  principal, teacher and coach in the 1950s and 60s, reports that his wife, Diana, recently passed away.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Ray and his family and pray that our Lord brings him and his family the much-needed comfort and peace during this time.

Pilots Play Two Teams

With 2 basketballs games this past weekend, Canyonville Christian Academy Pilots experienced loss and wins.

January 22, 2016

Pilots came up short versus Lost River

Simon Mao and Andrew Graves poured through a combined 21 points but it was not enough to overcome a strong Lost River team on January 22.
The final score of the home game was 50-37.
CCA is now 7-7 on the season.
January 23, 2016

Pilots Dominate Crow Cougars

christian boarding school, pilots basketball team, winsFive CCA Pilots scored in double figures as the boys team blew by Crow High School with  an 82-48 score.  The January 23 home game say the Pilots jump off to a 26-10 first quarter advantage.
Meanwhile, the CCA girls made a good showing against Crow in a 35-38 loss.

Seminar Class Attends Symphony Concert

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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 the Hult Center in Eugene.

CCA’s seminar class is a class offered to Juniors and Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 and above.  The Seminar course provides students with an introduction to a variety of topics not generally offered at the high school level.

Pilots Capture League Victory!

christian boarding school, wins basketball conference game, against Riddle Irish

The Canyonville Christian Academy boys basketball team edged Riddle High School in a closely contested 69-64 game.

This was the second consecutive conference win for the team and improved their season record to 7-6.
In their January 19th game at Riddle, the CCA’s girls were unable to hold a halftime lead and fell to a 34-30 score.christian boarding school basketball team, wins at league game

Boys Win Big Over Monroe!

Canyonville Christian Academy’s boys basketball team logged a strong 61-33 win over the Monroe
Dragons Jan. 15.
Brian Ng and Destin Musoni combined for 31 points is this conference game.

christian boarding school, high school, varsity basketball team, wins big

The Pilot girls were led by Esther Sandrali’s 13 points in a losing effort at Monroe.



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 with a total of 40 points.


In the girls competition, CCA fell short by a 25-48 score.


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 (California) High School girls by a 48-30 score.


Well done Pilots!

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 got a pair of losses but will be out to improve their season records at a Redding, California tournament on Dec. 11 and 12.
Canyonville Christian Academy Boys basketball team plays first tournament of 2015-16 season Canyonville Christian Academy girls basketball team plays first tournament of 2015-16 season

Basketball Season Opens December 2

canyonville, high school, basketball season, startupThe 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 girls’ squad.

First Snow Appears November 15th With Additional Snow in the Forecast

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Although none landed on the valley floor, the first snow of the year could be seen on nearby Canyon Mountain on Nov. 15.  The snow was only there for a day, and only at higher elevations, but it was a start.
As we start Thanksgiving week, weather updates say that freezing temperatures (17 degrees Fahrenheit or -8.33° Celsius) will be here all week and snow levels are predicted to descend down to 500ft.  This might give us snow on the valley floor for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We can hope for enough on campus for some snowballs and snowmen as we continue to move into winter.

NBA Chaplain Featured November Speaker at CCA

christian boarding school, spiritual emphasis week, mike rosas
Mike Rosas, chaplain for the Dallas Maveicks of the NBA, was hosted by Canyonville Christian Academy for the November 13-15 Spiritual Emphasis Weekend.
Rosas spoke four times in three days encouraging students in their spiritual growth.

Cross Country Boys Place 5th At District Meet

CCA’s cross country team finished the season by placing in the top-five out of 14 schools in the 2015 District 6 (3A/2A/1A)
championship meet.  Top finishers in the 5,000 meter race for the Pilots were Diego Rubio (18:36 in 14th place) and Calob Reimer (18:49 in 17th place).  115 runners entered the competition.

Congratulations PILOTS!

christian boarding school, southern oregon, cross country team

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 live audiences shown in movie theaters around the world.
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Soccer Team Enters Final Week of League Play!

With two games remaining on the schedule, Canyonville Christian Academy’s boys’ soccer team holds a record of 6-4-1.  The Pilots will probably need a pair of wins against stiff opposition in the final week to advance to the state playoffs.
In the past week (Oct. 12-17) the soccer squad earned a split with a win over Illinois Valley and a home loss to the number-four ranked team in the state, St. Mary’s of Medford.

Soccer Team Tops Rogue River

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Canyonville Christian Academy’s soccer team posted a comfortable 7-2 win over the Rogue River Chieftans October 7.  The soccer victory moved the Pilots into a tie for the number-three ranking in league play and improved on a one-point win over Rogue River earlier in the season.

Lady Pilots, boarding school, volleyball teamIn other sports action, Canyonville Christian Academy’s volleyball girls got a 25-21 win over Riddle in game two of their October 6 match.  Hower, the Riddle Irish won the match by a 3-1 score.

private boarding school, pilots, cross country teamCaleb Reimer led the cross country team at the Regis/Stayton Invitational with a time of 18:50 on October 1.  Reimer was 31st in the varsity field of nearly 200 runners with the best mark by a Pilot runner this season.

Soccer Team Improves to 3-1-1

The 2015 Pilots chalked up their 3rd win of the young season with a 6-0 victory over Illinois Valley.
CCA’s team has now moved  up to 2nd in the District 5 rankings and number nine in the Oregon state standings.

Soccer Team Gets First Loss

St. Mary’s of Medford proved to be a brick wall for the Pilots soccer team as the Canyonville Christian Academy boys fell be an 8-0 score Sept. 19.  This away game was the first loss of the season for 2-1-1 for the soccer team.  Head coach for the boys’ team is Eric Payne.

Seminar Class Travels To Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Christian boarding school, Canyonville Christian Academy, seminar class students, attend Shakespearian Festival, southern Oregon
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.

Pilots Soccer Team Shuts Out Rogue River!

Canyonville Christian Academy’s soccer team downed the Rogue River Chieftans 2-1 in District 5 play Sept. 12.  Gabe Martin led the Pilots with two goals to help the boys start league play with a win.  The Pilots were able to shut out Rogue River in the second half to secure the victory.christian boarding school soccer team, wins southern oregon team
Awesome job Pilots!  Congratulations!

Sports Teams

CCA’s boys’ soccer team opened the 2015 campaign with a 4-4 tie against Milo Adventist Academy.
The Pilots, who have had only a week of practice time, faded after holding  a 3-1 halftime advantage in this non-league home match.
The cross country team entered their first competition on Sept. 3 against eight schools at the Umpqua Invitational sponsored by 6A Roseburg High School.  Top finishers for the CCA runners were Diego Rubi and Denis Gavrinyuk.  You can follow them on Facebook at: CCA XC Track&Field
 private school international team competes against public school teams, roseburg, oregon
Volleyball season for the girls started Sept. 15th with a match at Riddle High School.

Karolien Celie ’11 Graduates From University of York

Canyonville Christian Academy alumni, Karolien Celie, graduates from, University of York graduate,

Karolien Celie (class of 2011), has graduated from the University of York with a first class honours degree in Social and Political Sciences on July 18, 2015. 

Karolien’s studies were comprised of a combination of political, sociological, and law modules which have allowed her to develop and expand her critical thinking and writing skills.

Karolien has received an offer from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences to pursue a Master (MSc) in Human Rights, which she plans to begin in the Fall of 2016.  During her year off Karolien plans to earn some money and gain further experience in the field of human rights.  She also plans to master the French language either in Belgium or abroad.

During her time at the University of York, Karolien was involved in many extra curricular activities and societies including cheerleading, International Students Association, Social and Political Sciences Society (president 2013-2014), and Making Memories (writing project).

Karolien also completed several internships during the summer breaks in between school years, including at the Belgian Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in Brussels, and the NGO Medicine, Education and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere (MEDLIFE) in Lima, Peru, where she worked both as a field and office intern. Her achievements outside the classroom have gained her the prestigious York Award, which she received alongside her degree.

Congratulations Karolien!

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