Press Release

Motivational Speaker, School Trivia to Feature at Houghton Academy Pep Rally for School Choice

  • January 17, 2019
  • Houghton Academy
  • Elaine Vandi-Kirkland
  • (716) 816-4794

BUFFALO (Jan. 17, 2019) – A school choice pep rally featuring motivational speeches, class cheers, school trivia, and the National School Choice Week dance will take place at Houghton Academy 9:45 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.  

The high-energy rally will feature a keynote address by Pastor James Giles, president of the Buffalo Peacemakers Violence and Gang Intervention Program, which advocates violence prevention for at-risk youth.   

More than 150 students, staff, and community members are expected to attend.  

This event is planned to coincide with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week 2019, which will feature more than 40,000 school choice events across all 50 states. 

“We celebrate school choice by recognizing all that Houghton Academy has to offer its students,” said Elaine Vardi-Kirkland, principal of Houghton Academy. “We are thrilled to participate in National School Choice Week and to advocate parents having the information they need to make the best decisions for their children’s education.”  

Houghton Academy is a Buffalo public school serving students in grades Pre-K-8.  

For more information, contact Elaine Vandi-Kirkland at (716) 816-4794 or 

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