Western Mindinao Academy (Dumingag, Mindanao Island, PH)

A coeducational boarding academy on the senior high school level operated by Western Mindanao Mission at the edge of the town of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur, on the western part of Mindanao Island, Philippines. Permitted by the government to operate as a junior academy in 1963 as a day school, the school began with three classrooms and a chapel for religious services. It became a senior day-school academy on July 8, 1968. A tract of land, 50 acres (20 hectares), was bought and a dormitory built, and on Oct. 19, 1970, the school transferred to its new location, using the dormitory as an administration building. During the next four years an auditorium building, temporary cafeteria, another dormitory, and faculty residence were constructed. Since July 1, 1972, the school has been fully recog...

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

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