Valley Grande Academy (Weslaco, Texas, US)

A coeducational day school on the senior high school level, with elementary grades also, situated at Weslaco, Texas, six miles (nine kilometers) north of the border of Mexico and 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the Gulf of Mexico in the Rio Grande Valley, serving nine churches. Prior to 1934 several scattered church schools operated in the valley, but in that year a centrally located valley school was opened at Pharr with Lee Carter as principal, teaching grades 7-10, and Mrs. Alna Grant teaching grades 1-6. Carter drove his car more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) a day transporting children, and J. T. Smith, an ardent believer in Christian education, came from Hargill, bringing the children from the north. Finally the goal of an approved, centrally located academy was reached, and its doors...

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

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Weslaco, TX
United States