Each school year, senior academies in the North American Division select a junior or senior student with a strong citizenship record, a personal commitment to witnessing and service, and an overall positive influence on their campus to receive a $500 scholarship, a plaque and an engraved Bible.

Campion Academy

Beverly Onsoe

Beverly has a sweet and tender heart. She touches those around her in a quiet way with her humor, listening ear and kind demeanor. Beverly was able to utilize these nurturing skills in a distinctive way as a resident assistant in the girls residence hall. Thank you for blessing those around you, Beverly.




College View Academy

Ella Foster

The faculty and staff at College View Academy have chosen Ella to receive the Caring Heart Award because we feel she exemplifies the true meaning of Christian love. She has a passion for serving and is the first to think about the needs of others. She has been a Student Association officer and has taken great initiative to involve everyone and include them in the school programs. Ella wants nothing more than to help others. Her goal is to study social work in college—with the hope of changing the lives of those around her.


Dakota Adventist Academy

Sierra Schlenker

W e are pleased to present this year’s Caring Heart Award to Sierra, who is a general advocate for the well-being of others. A four-year senior at DAA, Sierra has organized prayer ministries, Bible study groups and other worship activities for our school body. She has also served as an officer in a number of school clubs and been an active member of the Bismarck Chamber of Commerce for the past two years. Sierra has been one of our top academic performers at DAA, and was also selected this spring to receive North Dakota’s Best in Class Award.



Maplewood Academy

Shee k’paw Paw

From her start as a freshman, Shee k’paw has impressed us with her kindness for others. In her quiet way, she shows her care for others through notes, thoughtful gifts and acts of service. Shee k’paw has a strong sense of duty and responsibility in every task set before her, consistently being the first to step up to help and the last to go home. In campus ministries and mission trips, Shee k’paw has inspired us with her ability to minister to those in need. Not wanting the spotlight, Shee k’paw works in the background, yet her small acts of kindness make big, meaningful impacts on those around her.


Midland Adventist Academy

Victoria Shelton

Victoria is known as the girl with the smile. She’s always cheerful and passionate about her work, and part of her passion for volunteering comes from her many years being a Pathfinder. Her smile instantly connects her with people at the New Hope Food Pantry, Chapel Oaks’ Vacation Bible School, AdventHealth Early Learning Center, and other volunteer locations where she has spent over 400 hours. This year she was able to fulfill a dream of mission service by being part of a mission trip to Honduras. God has a special plan for Victoria’s life and we wish her the best as she continues following His path.


Mile High Adventist Academy

Brooke Henry

Brooke is a natural spiritual leader. She cares deeply about her friends and her school community, and she seeks to bring life and joy to those around her. Spend time with Brooke and you will experience her kind nature, love for Jesus and desire to serve. Mile High Adventist Academy is blessed to have her as part of our family.



Sunnydale Adventist Academy

Doh Htoo

Doh, a senior from Des Moines, Iowa, genuinely cares for the welfare of his fellow students and staff. He has a passion for prayer—he prays for his classmates and wants them to learn how to pray too. He looks for opportunities to share joy and encouragement with others and is planning his life around missions and helping people. His goofy, outgoing personality brightens the day of all those around him.