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photos from alumni weekend 2019. 

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Contact the Development & Alumni Office:
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Portland Adventist Academy made its appearance to Portland over 100 years ago.

The school has lived in many buildings around Portland and it has gone by several names over the century. But one thing has always remained true:

We are Family.

We are privileged to see generations of families attend PAA, to see alumni return as teachers and staff, and to see our graduates return to service as pastors in local churches. It is our alumni family that lays a foundation for traditions to thrive and community to grow.

And why do they return? It’s because of love, commitment,

Heritage and Mission.

To our alumni family, we thank you!
Your loyalty, your contributions, and your school spirit live on in our hallways and speak to generations to come.

Alumni News & Activity


Dr. Terry Johnsson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

We are celebrating one of our own! Dr. Terry Johnsson, (85) was recently awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the city of Portland. The award was presented to him at the 33rd Anniversary Celebration of the “Keep Alive the Dream”  and in recognition for ability to continue and advance the work of Reverend Dr. Marin Luther King Junior. Terry was selected from among more than 400 candidates throughout Oregon to receive the award. His life story is a testament to faith, prayer, and determination. Read more HERE.

Until We Meet Again

Thelma Winter 1915-2017

We lost a legacy teacher in 2017.
Thelma Winter taught at PUA and PAA for 31 years. She was a pillar in Adventist education for 50 years. She died just two weeks shy of her 102nd birthday.

Read PAA’s tribute to her, HERE.
Read her life sketch, written by granddaughter Tracy Harder, PAA class president in 1979, HERE.
See photos and share memories, HERE.
Read Mrs. Winter’s wonderful memories of PUA / PAA HERE.

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PAA helped me to discover that I love serving, and that when you help others you also feel good about yourself. Caring teachers at PAA helped me to discover the potential that I have in myself and that I can truly do big things with my life.
~ Renée Beaulieu, Class of 2011, and recent recipient of the Evaline West Outstanding Achievement in Social Work Award.