First Annual Yavapai County Education Festival Deserves a Round of Applause

By Evelyn Dunn

Tri-City Prep hosted the first annual Yavapai County Education Festival on April 2nd. The event was held at the Yavapai College performance hall, and it featured many different charter schools within the tri-city area.

So, what is the festival all about?

It is an education festival specifically for charter schools, because when charter schools in Yavapai County tried to sign up for the Yavapai County Education Fair, they were told that it was for district schools only. Consequently, charter schools got together and organized the Yavapai County Education Festival, which showcased the local charter school’s talent with the arts and celebrated the student’s hard work and the effort they give in school.

The festival showcased everything from plays to student artwork. Students from more than 10 different charter schools performed on stage. The hard work put into creating this event by the faculty at Tri-City Prep paid off; the festival was funded by the Yavapai County Education Service Agency and the Yavapai County Charter School Association.

“I’m very pleased about how many charter schools have participated,” said Dr. Halvorson before the event. “I’m really looking forward to it, and I’m excited to see the public’s response.” She is the leading supervisor and creator of this event.

The Education Festival also showcased student’s writing and artwork. Various student masterpieces were displayed at the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, and a published book featuring student’s writing was released for sale as well.

The event went splendidly. It is sure to be the start of something great for many years to come.

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