Annual Fund Spring 2018
The gift of a Dock education
Students at Dock Mennonite Academy focused on theme verses in Philippians 2:4-5 for the 2017-18 school year:
“Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.”
On September 19, 2017, the island of Puerto Rico suffered the unforgettable fury of Hurricane Maria. One of Dock’s
sister schools, Academia Menonita Betania, suffered major damage. The roof blew off of several buildings and
equipment and supplies were destroyed. Fallen electrical posts and wires left the school in horrible shape.
Dock students on both campuses expressed heartfelt interest in supporting the reconstruction of the school so
that students could return to their studies. Students took the initial step of creating cards and writing letters to
the students and teachers of Academia Menonita Betania to convey encouragement and prayer support. Then
they went a step further. Student leaders on both campuses joined together to plan a Family Night with the goal
of raising $10,000 for reconstruction of the school. Middle school students planned games, Puerto Rican food,
salsa dancing, and the unique opportunity to duct tape Bronwyn Histand, Principal of EC-8 campus, and Ken
Kabakjian, Guidance Counselor, to the wall. High school students organized dodgeball and knockout tournaments
involving students of all ages. The evening brought our EC-12 community/family together in new and exciting
ways and over $10,000 was raised!
Student initiatives to respond to needs clearly demonstrate that Dock is making a difference in the lives of
students regardless of family resources. Your assistance is needed to meet the annual commitment we make to
students qualifying for financial aid. The gift of a Dock education may be the most precious gift you ever give!
Please consider making a difference in the lives of children and young people by contributing to the Dock Fund.
You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped students discover lives of purpose!
Dr. Conrad Swartzentruber
Director of Advancement