WEST PALM BEACH – February 28, 2014- The King’s Academy welcomed Senator Ted Cruz of Texas to campus as part of the school’s “Read the Most from Coast to Coast” kick-off rally this morning. After meeting with the school’s High School Political Science Club and taking questions from students, Senator Cruz was introduced to more than 400 Elementary students, where he read Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham.
Senior Charlie Hobbs, president of the Political Science Club, said, “The senator could not have been more gracious in coming to speak to the TKA Political Science Club. He spoke with unbridled passion, relevance, and expertise. His words and the lessons he conveyed will impact us for years to come.”
Elementary Principal Heath Nivens commented on the impact of having a nationally-recognized figure encourage the students in grades Kindergarten-6: “Senator Cruz did an amazing job of reminding our kids of the importance of reading as we kicked off ‘Read the Most from Coast to Coast.’ The way he connected with the kids by relating how he reads each night to his daughters was very effective, and his sitting down to read Green Eggs and Ham was a fun and engaging.”
The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach and Hendry Counties at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach, its Clewiston campus on Caribbean Avenue, and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at www.TKA.net.