Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett visited The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts on October 7, to announce a $1 million Economic Growth Initiative grant awarded to Charter Arts for the construction of our new school facility.
Governor Corbett and Pennsylvania’s First Lady, Susan Corbett first visited the construction site of the new facility at Third & Polk Streets in south Bethlehem.
After their visit to the site, they returned to the school to tour the building and observe some after-school rehearsals.
A press conference then took place in the Black Box Theatre at 3:30pm.
Diane LaBelle, Executive Director, Mario Acerra, President of the Board of Directors, and Diane Wagner, Artistic Director of Theatre, all spoke at the press conference, sharing their appreciation for everyone who has made Charter Arts what it is today, the excitement for the move to the new facility and the appreciation for this special honor and day.
Junior theatre major, Lynsey Jeffery, sophomore visual art major, Bria Pickel and senior vocal major Calvin Hunter represented the student body at the site and on stage during the conference. As Student Council Vice-President, Lynsey Jeffery also shared a comment on behalf of the student body expressing sincere thanks to everyone for making the dream of the new school facility a reality.
Charter Arts thanks Governor Corbett, Mrs. Corbett and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for this award and their support of the hard work and dedication that takes place here at Charter Arts each and every day.
Photos: Christmas City Studio