Evangel School Fair Impresses
An education is one of the most important gifts a child can receive. Schools help shape the minds of young children and prepare them for the future. In Long Island City, the Evangel Christian School showed us exactly how their students have developed as scholars this past week.
The Evangel Christian School has been holding an academic fair for the parents of their students for about 20 years now but “this year was extra special”, Director of Development Heather Cortes said. Every year the students put their knowledge on display and show their parents what they’ve learned in school. “Anything that the student desires to present is permitted,” said Cortes. “Projects ranged from science experiments to the history of the creation of the basketball,” she continued. This year was different because it was the first year that the fair was open to the community. Directors of the local Holiday Inn, restaurant owners, doctors, the head of some local banks, the President of Queensbridge Public Relations, and the President and Vice President of the Dutch Kills Civic Association, to name a few, stopped into the school to view what the students had prepared for them.
More than 550 students from Pre-K to 12th grade put their minds on display and showed the community that they represent exactly how smart they are. The fair is set up like a high school science fair. Each student put their project on a big fold-out board, demonstrating some of their accomplishments throughout the course of their education at the Evangel School. The community members that made an appearance at the fair were fascinated by the projects and very proud to say the least.
Currently, the school has received the go ahead from city officials along with all the permits necessary to add another five floors to the school. This is a huge step forward for them because it will open the possibility of bringing in more students and faculty to the school. Being one of the most affordable private schools in Queens, that happens to award plenty of academic scholarships, they’re going to need the extra space.
The academic fair proved to be a success with the community members and showed them the capability and knowledge that the Evangel Christian School has enriched them with.