Christian school gets grant for arts, athletics
EDWARDS – If Vail Christian School can raise $2 million toward the construction of fine arts and athletics facility by April 30, a The Wheeler Family Foundation will add another $1 million the pot.
The “challenge grant,” as it’s called, is meant to spark fundraising at the Edwards private school, said Tracie Muesing, chairman of the school’s board of directors. The new building would provide a permanent home court for the school’s sports teams and a place for performances. “In addition to attracting some of the valley’s best and brightest students, Vail Christian High School has some of the most talented and athletic young people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting,” said Topper Hagerman, head of school.
Last year, the school’s production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” was staged in Gypsum. This year, students will rehearse for their May 5 performance of “Les Miserables” at the Vilar Center in the school’s chapel, hallways and yard. For more information about the grant, please call Eileen Jacobs, the school’s development director, at 471-3117