by Dixie Plata
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The Adventist Youth Emblem was designed by Elder John H. Hancock in 1980. Elder Hancock, put himself through academy and college by drawing company logos and cartoons for newspapers. John designed almost all the AY Honors since from 1960 to 1980.
An interesting story (which makes being a Youth Ministry Historian such fun), when the design was first voted Elder Hancock sent a quick letter (no cell phones or e-mail in use at that time) saying “hold it guys, we need to flip the design”. It seems that the original design had the cross and then AY which appeared to be TAY. With the design flipped it appeared as we see it today AY and a cross – signifying Adventist Youth are loyal to Jesus Christ. Elder Hancock’s letter will be on file at the Adventist Youth Ministries Museum.
In Spanish and Portuguese the same emblem is used with JA signifying Jovenes Adventista - Adventist Youth.
BREAKING NEWS -- Prescott High School, in Prescott, AZ has been chosen as the location for the 2016 "Exodus" Pathfinder Bible Experience Division-wide Finale. All teams who score 90% at their Union-level competition are invited to attend this event
Directions from PHX Airport to Camp Yavapines
Directions from PHX to Prescott High School
Prescott is a beautiful town in the mountains of Arizona and is also the home of the Arizona Conference Youth Camp called Camp Yavapines. The
actual meeting and testing site is only 2.9 miles from Camp Yavapines at the Prescott High School. The youth camp has 750 summer camp beds available for rental if you so choose. In addition there are quite a number of hotels in the Prescott area available at reasonable prices. For those flying in, it is very advisable to fly in to Phoenix and take Interstate 17 north to Hwy 69 going to Prescott. For those wishing to come early or stay late, Sedona, Arizona is only about 30-45 minutes away, Grand Canyon National Park is about 1 hour 45 minutes away.