By Jill Fox
Somerset Parkland Academy honored their founding families last week at a special year-end celebration.
The Founder’s Event recognized all of their supporters who helped make the year a success.
“Our school’s vision from the very beginning was to create a culture of family,” said Principal Geyler Castro.
The Founder’s Club is open to families enrolled in the school’s 2020-2021 inaugural year who participated in their brick fundraiser.
“Our incredible parents helped us raise funds for a beautiful playground,” said Castro. “In addition, they will leave their legacy with us as part of the Founder’s Club, forever.”
To date, the school has raised over $10,000 for the outside activity area, which will include a playground, basketball courts, and a turf field.
The city commission recognized Somerset Parkland Academy for its phenomenal beginning at the Founder’s event despite opening during a global pandemic.
Mayor Rich Walker said it is a true testament to their administration, teachers, parents, and students.
“It was beautiful to see the sense of community the school has fostered in such a short time,” said State Representative Christine Hunschofsky.
Bricks can still be purchased in two different sizes and can include a child’s name and the year, a family’s last name, or the names of siblings and the year.
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked in public relations and television for over 20 years. Fox lives in Parkland with her husband and their two children.
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