FSA Hosts STEAM Fair Showcase

On Thursday, April 12, 2018 the Freshman Success Academy hosted a STEAM Fair at their campus, showcasing some pretty amazing things from the talented students there.

The following article was written by Tyrek Artley, Academy Leader and English Teacher at JCHS Freshman Success Academy.

Each year the FSA hosts a parent night to showcase the variety of academic, musical, and artistic abilities of our students. Too often in school the connections we make to the community are centered only around academics or the negative things that students may partake in. This night is a great reminder to our staff, students and community that our students are some of the best around.

The night features three main events: The STEM fair, the Art Showcase, and the Talent Show. Each of these events is judged and student winners are awarded. The talent show production featured 20 different acts ranging from vocal solos, to comedy, to skits. The students put in a ton of work throughout the audition process and hours of practice to ensure that they were ready for the show. The entire night is student led and student ran. There are some adult facilitators for supervisory purposes but the students make sure the entire event runs smoothly. It is a great opportunity to get some hands on experience with leadership and event planning and coordination.

I am incredibly proud of this years event! It is the fourth year the showcase has occurred, but the first year we have made it a school-wide coordinated effort. In the past it has been done on an individual team level, but I think the students really loved coming together to have a sense of unity and purpose. We have some good feedback to make next years showcase even more memorable.

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