SCVi Charter School will officially dedicate its new Flag Courtyard Sept. 9 at a ceremony to commemorate Patriot Day and celebrate the courtyard’s inaugural use.
The dedication ceremony will act as the unveiling of the Flag Courtyard, which was the brainchild of SCVi high school senior Adam Miller.
Miller, a soon-to-be Eagle Scout, began the work on the Flag Courtyard two years ago as part of his Eagle Scott Project and his 10th grad personal project.
Sara Brown, community outreach coordinator for SCVi and iLead Schools, said SCVi is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school and pat of the program is the completion of the personal project.
“It’s a passion project that is something important to them,” Brown said. “It has to be something that betters your community or betters yourself.”
Previous projects included the construction of a fire pit at Castaic Lake and a student teaching herself French.
Miller chose to focus his project on bettering the school by expanding SCVi’s single flagpole to a Flag Courtyard.
Brown said Miller designed the courtyard, met with facilities teams and construction workers, obtained a permit for the courtyard’s construction and built the courtyard with volunteers. To raise money for the project, Miller sound imprinted bricks.
“We’re very proud of Adam and the personal-project-based learning model that allows students to take the lead on something as big as redesigning a portion of the school,” Brown said.
The dedication ceremony will be the first flag ceremony the school year. SCVi’s 830 students, community members and representatives from California Assemblyman Scott Wilk and Congressman Steve Knight will attend the event.
The unveiling of the Flag Courtyard will be at 9 a.m. at SCVi Charter School in Castaic. All are welcome to attend.
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