Committed to supporting education in the City of Homestead, Councilman Elvis R. Maldonado presented Principal Dr. Mercy Nyman with a proclamation, in which Mayor Steven C. Bateman proclaims May as 60 years of First United Methodist Christian School Month in Homestead, Florida.
“I am honored to be a part of First United Methodist Christian School’s first eighth grade graduation ceremony here in their new library,” said Councilman Maldonado, Liaison to the Homestead Education Committee. “Today’s graduation ceremony is one of many the school has celebrated over sixty years. It is truly a testament to the success they have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy because of their commitment to children’s growth intellectually, spiritually, and socially.”
First United Methodist Christian School officially opened its doors to Homestead families in 1953 as a day school and over 60 years has grown into a full, preschool, Elementary, and Middle School. After Hurricane Andrew, the school was one of the first to reopen its doors and provide a safe haven and sense of normalcy for devastated families during a time of great difficulty. The school continues to grow with the addition of the newly transformed McNeil house first built in 1930. The newly renovated building is now the school’s library and was recently used to perform the ceremony for their first 8th grade graduation.