Herman Stalvey ... 6 Jun 1981
School ends year without cap and gown By BETT NORCROSS TOOAY Slcwl Writer VERO BEACH None of the Christian Military Academy's 12 students will graduate this year, but It isn't because they didn't make the grade. The experimental school just doesn't have any seniors. seniors. But organizers of the school an offspring of the First Church of the Last Chance plan a school's - end ceremony today anyway. anyway. It will be an introduction to a "new concept in private schools," evangelist Herman Stalvey said Thursday. A videotaped presentation presentation of the school's multi purpose purpose program will be shown at 7; 30 p.m. today at the Church at 4380 Kings Highway, Highway, Stalvey said. Why a new school? "I was fed up with the (Indian River County) public school system," he said. Stalvey contends the quality 'of instruction is low and the quantity of drugs is high. His son was one of the academy's llth - grade students. students. According to Stalvey, the school's military aspect teaches kids responsibility, respect, self - esteem and confidence. confidence. Academics are geared to each child's ability to learn with emphasis on reading skills. "And we teach the Christian Christian principles of love, honesty, honesty, integrity and the exercise of faith," he said "The only requirement for enrollment is that the parents become a supporting member of the church," Stalvey said There is a charge for books and uniforms, but the academy isn't a fee school. according to Stalvey. "I serve the poor folks, black and white; most of them can't afford expensive private schools.'.This gives them an alternative," he said. How did this year's student student body respond0 "They gnped and grumbled grumbled (about the marching and exercise), but they love it, We'd find them out marching by themselves sometimes " daF"""$rByrfrn irlBBMMBHB HERMAN STALVEY , , 'I serve the poor folks'