“FIVE FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ONE TEACHER RECOGNIZED AS ‘RISING STARS’ AT STEP UP FOR STUDENTS AWARDS CEREMONY”
FORT MYERS, FL—Five students from Fort Myers Christian School (FMCS) will be presented with 2017-2018 “Rising Stars” awards for their academic achievement by Step Up for Students. One FMCS faculty member will also be presented with a “Rising Stars” award.
The award ceremony is to be hosted at St. Andrew Catholic School in Cape Coral at an evening reception honoring award winners today, March 1, 2018. The six individuals from FMCS who will be presented with awards are:
- Mrs. Myra Stewart – Exceptional Teacher Award
- Gabriella Pereira (6th grade) – High Achieving Student Award
- Jullien Zeferino (4th grade) – High Achieving Student Award
- Andre Fernandes (4th grade) – Outstanding Student Character Award
- Kaleb DeCastro (kindergarten) – Turnaround Student Award
- Blake Dillion – Outstanding Student Character Award
“It is an honor to be recognized by Step Up for Students for the privilege I have in working closely with K-8 students in our school,” shared Myra Stewart, Learning Resource Program Coordinator and Teacher at FMCS. “I love seeing all students learn, but my heart is especially full when struggling students accomplish learning goals successfully.”
Teachers and students from schools that accept Step Up for Students scholarships were nominated for this statewide award recognition for their “exceptional work throughout the school year.”
“Fort Myers Christian School is very excited for the individuals that will be honored tomorrow night at the Step Up for Students ‘Rising Stars’ Awards for Lee County,” added Mr. Mel Mitchell, Principal of Fort Myers Christian School. “This is a prestigious statewide award. Go Eagles!”
Step Up for Students provides scholarship opportunities to lower-income earning families through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. FMCS accepts families who apply for Step Up scholarships to make private school affordable for those who otherwise would not be able to attend.
To learn more about Fort Myers Christian School or to schedule a campus tour to speak with someone about scholarship opportunities that may be available to attend FMCS, please contact the school office at (239) 939-4642, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop in during regular office hours (7:45 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday) at 1550 Colonial Blvd, Ft Myers, FL 33907.
About Fort Myers Christian School – FMCS, established in 1979 by First Assembly of God in Fort Myers, Florida, is located at the corner of Colonial Boulevard and Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. Fort Myers Christian School is fully accredited through the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) and the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC) and accepts students from VPK4 through 8th grade. The core values of FMCS are faith, love, integrity, excellence, and service. FMCS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.