July 24, 2023

First Academy-Leesburg Celebrate 35th Year Anniversary!

1.3 min read| Published On: July 24th, 2023|

By Kyle Coppola

First Academy-Leesburg Celebrate 35th Year Anniversary!

1.3 min read| Published On: July 24th, 2023|

First Academy (Leesburg) will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Friday August 11th at 5:30pm! There will be a catered dinner, silent auction, and carnival! There will be T-Shirts that you can buy this summer only that students may wear all year on Thursdays.

Carnival Tickets will be $20 and Catered Dinner tickets are $15. You can purchase tickets in person at First Academy’s Back-To-School Night, At their Temporary Box Office (The Picnic Area) During the first week of school, or at the gym door on the night of the celebration!

This is a big anniversary for this program! 35 years is a long time. In that time, we have seen the growth of our area explode in population. With it has come the need for good Bible based Christian and Catholic programs that have been sorely needed in our area. First Academy along with Mount Dora Christian Academy have been the leaders of our area with providing families, institutions that fit their needs.

First Academy-Leesburg campus is Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia, First Academy-Leesburg provides a Christian worldview and a college prep program to students living in Lake, Sumter, and Marion counties. Students have the opportunity to try out for a wide range of sport activities. A number of clubs and organizations also exist which allow students to engage in leadership and service activities.

(The 2023/2024 School Crest signaling 35 years that First Academy-Leesburg has been a program.)

Many students have been awarded significant scholarships to State Colleges and Universities within Florida and to prestigious nonpublic Universities nationwide. The schools mission statement is “Recognizing the Sovereign authority of Jesus Christ and submitting to his Lordship, the mission of First Academy-Leesburg is to equip students spiritually for service in the body of Christ, morally for citizenship in the United States of America, and academically for success in higher education or their chosen vocation.”


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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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