RA Students Represent at Philadelphia NSCW Rally

RA Students Represent at Philadelphia NSCW Rally
Posted on 01/25/2018
RA Students Boarding the Bus to Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA — Yesterday, January 24th, 2018, 28 students boarded a bus and traveled to Philadelphia to attend and represent Renaissance Academy (RA) at the local National School Choice Week* (NSCW) rally.  The students joined hundreds of other students, parents, teachers, and administrators from all around the Philadelphia area. This rally, which was held at Archbishop Ryan High School, is just one of the many events that will be held throughout the country during NSCW.

The purpose of the annual NSCW is to celebrate and shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for all children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, home-schooling, private schools and online academies.  RA junior, AbuBakr Sangare, who presented the Pledge of Allegiance during the rally said, “Having choices in where you can obtain your education is important because each student has different instructional and environmental needs.  By receiving a more hands-on education, I feel that I’ve truly benefited from attending RA.  I’ve had the opportunity to get to know my teachers and they know me.  They seem be truly invested in my success and growth as a student”.

During the rally, the Renaissance Academy Dance Team performed the official National School Choice dance for the entire group of attendees.  RA dancers at this event included Sarah Algeo, Julianna Buli, Amanda Friemann, Katrina Gambone, Grace Grenier, Alexa Hartman, Genna Heme, Sabine Jante, Kennedi Jarvis, Jade Paris, Paige Simon, Lily Urkuski, and Cassandra Waskiewicz.  Segments of the dance were shown on a report about the rally which was broadcasted by ABC 6 Action News.

Michelle Boyd, RA Upper School Principal who also attended the rally, said that she was delighted to bring her students to be a part of such an important event.  “It is always so inspiring to see how just how passionate our students are about representing their school and supporting the option to attend here at Renaissance Academy.  They really seem to understand that having educational choices is critical to families looking to secure a brighter future for their children.”

* Started in 2011, National School Choice Week (NSCW) is the world's largest annual education-related celebration.    National School Choice Week is nonpartisan and nonpolitical, and is not related to any legislative advocacy effort.  For more information about National School Choice Week, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com, via Twitter (www.twitter.com/schoolchoicewk), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek) or on Instagram (www.instagram.com/schoolchoiceweek