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Emerson Students Celebrate National School Choice Week by Performing at Professional Hockey Game

School choice is music to the ears of students at Emerson Academy as a group of over 40 talented students recently celebrated National School Choice Week (NSCW) and the ability to be empowered in their education. The group traveled from Dayton to Cincinnati to perform the opening act at the Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Indy Fuel hockey game, singing “God Bless America.”

Students wore matching yellow NSCW scarves during their musical performance, under the leadership of Principal Dr. Landon Brown, and Dr. Quintin Jordan, music teacher at Emerson Academy. To celebrate the night, the first 1,500 kids who entered the arena won a free jersey!

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to share with our community the quality of scholars at our top-rated public charter school institution, highlighting both their academic achievements and their extracurricular talents,” said Dr. Landon Brown, principal at Emerson Academy.

Started in 2011, NSCW is the world’s largest annual education-related celebration. The goal of NSCW, which features participation from tens of thousands of schools and organizations, is to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for children.

"Every child is unique, and parents want their children to learn and succeed in schools that inspire and motivate them,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “During National School Choice Week, we invite all Americans to learn more about school choice and to join us in shining a positive spotlight on effective education options for children."

National School Choice Week, took place this year from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. The week aims to empower parents and children to choose the educational options that best fit their needs.

About Emerson Academy
Emerson Academy of Dayton is a tuition-free, public charter school in Dayton, Ohio, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes more than 100 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit

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