Southern Mindanao Academy (Camanchiles, PH)

A coeducational boarding school on the senior high school level operated by the Davao Mission at Camanchiles, Matan-ao, Davao, in southern Mindanao Island, in the Philippines. In 1964 the school property comprised about 49 acres (20 hectares) of land and six permanent buildings situated in an agricultural area; the school farm produces corn, sugarcane, mangoes, avocados, jack fruit, coconuts, as well as a variety of vegetables. Southern Mindanao Academy began operation in Digos, Davao, in 1950 as an elementary school under the direction of Mrs. F. M. Decolongon. The school became a junior academy in 1952, at which time there were 236 students enrolled. Salvador Miraflores was the first academy principal. Soon overcrowded conditions necessitated a move to a larger area. About eight acres (t...

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

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