QEA honors greats, wins and provides fun for youth

QEA honors greats, wins and provides fun for youth
February 04
00:00 2016

Special to The Chronicle

Quality Education Academy honored three “Great Men” at its pre-game ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 30.

QEA honored Warren “Big Time” Reynolds, who coached basketball at N.C. A&T State University, Delta State University, Shaw University, and Bowie State University. Reynolds, who has over 400 career wins, had never been formally recognized, and QEA’s ceremony was a first for him.

QEA honored its CEO and superintendent, Simon Johnson, for over two decades of tireless service to the children of the Triad.

Johnson’s vision to expand the academic program of college preparatory coursework and college dual enrollment with Forsyth Technical Community College to include such extra-curricular activities as track and field, basketball, cheerleading, swimming, and soccer has granted greater options for QEA’s 500 students in grades kindergarten through 12th.

The legacy of Johnson, who is co-founder of Quality Education Institute and Academy, now includes student opportunities in band, dance, chess, chorus, 4-H, theater, Lego League and Crosby Scholars.

QEA also honored Tom Muse, who dedicated 35 years to Parkland High School coaching basketball. Muse was honored for his service and inspiration to countless youth in our community.

After the “Great Men” ceremony, QEA’s Fighting Pharaohs pummeled Word of God Christian Academy’s Holy Rams 78-62.  Senior Deshawn Corprew scored 42 points to lead the way.

More than 700 fans packed out the QEA gymnasium, cheering on the “Triad” over the “Triangle” and the evening ended with great, clean fun for many middle and high school youths.

Last Saturday, QEA’s “upper landing” transformed into a victory after-party, where over 100 teens enjoyed a dance, food and fun. The schools’ upcoming 20th annual “Bestowal of Blessings” ceremony, open to the entire community on Feb. 25, will be followed by its annual “Black and White Ball” for high school students.

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