With the start of the new school year, Maranatha students and faculty kicked off the 2016-2017 year with the annual Uprising. With multiple sports tournaments, inflatable obstacle courses, and messy slip-n-slides, Maranatha students started out their school year with a bang. With the inclusion of the Kona Ice truck and two In-n-Out trucks, students and teachers were able to grab some food and fellowship with one another before finishing the day out with the famous Paint War and Slip-n-Slide on the big hill, ending the day with lasting memories and a fun-filled experience.
“I thought it was fun overall, the games, the interactions between everyone and positive energy was great! I really liked the slip-n-slide kickball!” -Somer Isaac ‘17
“Uprising was a great day for people to make new friends and hang out with their old ones. There was plenty of stuff to do, but also gave us the freedom to sit and talk if we wanted to. I loved the food and the paint war is always the best.” -Marina Lacanilao ‘17“
This year, between the activities, Steven Kozak and Greg Parker delivered two inspiring messages to the student body, with Mr. Parker giving a warm introductory speech and Mr. Kozak reminding the students what this school’s purpose and direction will be for the year. Adam Rupp and his ministry lead the students in worship, and with the theme of unity in mind, these first two assemblies were a great beginning to the start of the 2016-2017 Maranatha School Year
“It was a great day that creates a community by bonding everyone together through fun games. Also, it’s a great way to make friends at the start of the new school year.” -Jack Means ‘17