Remember America Series To Continue
The leaders of Dayspring Christian Academy have tapped two individuals to give addresses during the ninth annual Remember America Speaker Series event, which is themed "Which Way, America? Choose You This Day" and will be held on Saturday, April 27. Fox News personality Shannon Bream and retiring U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy will visit Lancaster and speak to the audience at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 S. Queen St., Lancaster.
"We thought they'd be a good match, as they're part of two of the most influential institutions that affect American lives: the media and government," said Dayspring headmaster Mike Myers. "They'll answer questions like 'What is God doing there (in those institutions)?' and 'What are the challenges?'"
Myers asserted that Bream and Gowdy have "strong Christian testimonies." Attendees will be invited to submit questions for a question-and-answer session that will take place after the speakers' presentations. Myers will serve as the facilitator, and Dayspring alumni Carley Evangelista Bilindabagabo, Class of 2009, and Matthew Valverde, Class of 2012, will assist in the dialogue.
"It's important to show what Dayspring is about," said Lisa Becker, the school's marketing director. "Including alumni will show how they have learned to think and reason."
Current students will also be part of the program. The choir will sing several selections, and during one song, the vocal group will be joined by alumna and soloist Julie Stone. Additionally, junior Joey Engle will deliver an oration, which he composed last year for a school competition.
"My oration is (on the topic that) capitalism is the best economic system; it rewards individualism," Joey said. "I'm pretty nervous (about speaking to a large group of people). Why wouldn't I be? This is God's plan, (however). I'm delivering God's message."
The doors to the venue will open at 5:30 p.m., and the event will start at 6 p.m. Two sets of tickets are available for purchase. One set includes dinner, and the other does not. Tickets must be purchased in advance at http://www.dayspringchristian.com or by calling the school at 717-285-2000.
Myers noted that there will be an opportunity for attendees to invest in the future of Dayspring at the event, but the Remember America Speaker Series is not primarily a fundraiser.
"It's an extension of our mission," Myers explained. "It's an opportunity for us to speak into the community about the importance of the biblical foundation of our nation."