On Tuesday, the students and teachers of Divine Academy came together for a Thanksgiving Day party to celebrate everything in their lives that they're grateful for. They enjoyed a variety of delicious Thanksgiving foods including ham, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, stuffing, and of course turkey. As delicious as the food was, the best part of the day was getting to spend time together.
When Ingrid Garcia and Pamela Vogelsang founded Divine Academy in 2005, they only had three students enrolled at the school. Today, Divine Academy has 60 students with fully accredited middle school and high school programs for children with special needs. "When we first opened the school, I felt so blessed to provide students with the proper education they needed to succeed in life. As long as we could help even just one child with special needs, all of our hard work would be worth it. Seeing all of our students and staff members come together today really put into perspective how far we've come. Ingrid and I have helped more children in the special needs community than we could've ever imagined 15 years ago, and for that I am beyond thankful," said Pamela at the Thanksgiving party. The Divine Academy students' parents were equally thankful, as they provided all of the food for the celebration.
We'd like to give a special thanks to all of the teachers and parents for making this special event happen. We're thankful for all you do everyday to help the Divine Academy students live their best lives and reach their full potential. Always be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine; but most of all, be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!