Honam Academy / Honam Sahmyook Joongkodeung Hakkyo (KR)

A coeducational boarding school on the junior and senior high school levels, operated by the Southwest Korean Conference at a campus outside the city of Kwangju. In 1993 it had an enrollment of 464 and a teaching staff of 26. Five percent of the students are non-Seventh-day Adventists. The academy takes its name from the Honam Mission, which was formed in 1952 when the territory of the former South Korean Mission was divided into the Southeast Korean and Southwest Korean missions (in Korea, the Yungnam and Honam missions). After the Korean War, a church in Kwangju was established and became the headquarters of the Honam Mission. The members of that area opened church schools and in 1952 requested an academy. Plans for building the institutions of the Korean Union Mission after the Korean W...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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