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Tekoa Academy celebrates 20 years

The faculty and staff of Tekoa Academy convened this week at Kingdom Dominion Church to celebrate 20 years of academic excellence.

Attendees were greeted Wednesday with a spirited speech by Mayor Thurman Bartie, and guest speakers included Relounda Roberson, Delilah Francis and James Wigfall from Space Center Houston.

CEO Dr. Paula Richardson recognized employees with more than a decade of service.

Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies opened Aug. 16, 1999, with kindergarten through sixth grade students. Now, Tekoa Academy serves students from pre- kindergarten to 12th grade with campuses in Port Arthur and Orange.

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