National School Choice Week visits Augusta school

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - One Augusta school is being recognized nationally for being one of the America's best public schools. Davidson Fine Arts was one of the 14 schools being recognized by National School Choice Week.

"We're incredibly impressed by the students, the teachers and the school leaders here at Davidson. This is an example of parents making good choices for their kids and as a result these kids are thriving in a school that is just doing wonders for them," National School Choice President Andrew Campanella told WFXG.

Davidson Fine Arts was the 6th stop of the National School Choice's cross country tour - after a tour of Davidson Fine Arts, Mayor Deke Copenhaver proclaimed next week Augusta School Choice week.

"This is absolutely amazing I've visited the school before but I've never taken the tour and get to see part of the music man. This kids are amazingly talented. Some of the best and brightest in Augusta," said Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver.

U.S. News ranked Davidson Academy the third top public school in Georgia.

During the tour, students gave National School Choice and the Mayor a little taste of their latest musical. The musical's male lead, was excited to hear that his school was being recognized.

"When I heard it was a national tour and people were coming I was like, wait, we're known nationally," said Nigel Isaac, a student at Davidson.

"If every event that we do is like what we saw here at Davidson today I think the national school week with 55 hundred events across the country would be an amazing success," Campanella said.

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