Students from Emmanuel Christian Academy commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by performing a series of skits, choral, dance and speech recitation performances at Summa Western Reserve Hospital.
The Jan. 20 lunchtime event began with ECA Principal Rena Suber sharing some of Dr. King’s history and accomplishments, followed by performances from the ECA students, which included an a cappella vocal performance, poetry, speech recitations and a dance group. The event ended with a solo trumpet performance and prayer from Dan Page, pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in Stow.
“The moving performances we saw today are a clear sign of talented, passionate, hard-working students,” said Rena Suber, Principal, Emmanuel Christian Academy. “They remind us of the world-changing work of Dr. King, who would have no doubt been proud of the ECA students celebrating his legacy.”
Founded in 1993, ECA is an independent, non-denominational Christian elementary school that serves at-risk youths who come from low-income, urban or single-parent households. Located at The House of the Lord church in West Akron, ECA is committed to providing opportunities for its students and setting them on the path of success.