By Joi Robertson
1878 – ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL COMMUNITY was formed by some of the most inspirational pioneers of the day; that small group inspired last month’s Space Coast Inspiration Awards.
1942 – EMMA CECELIA THURSBY HALL, named after the operatic singer who wintered in Cocoa and inspired the world with her voice, was added to the campus, today serving both as a parish and community center.
1956 – ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL ACADEMY opened its doors, and since has educated hundreds of aspiring young student leaders. Today the Academy provides an enviable leadership curriculum, stressing STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math — along with creative problem solving, in a traditional academic setting for Pre-K through sixth grade students.
While last month’s Space Coast Inspiration Awards raised funds to help preserve St. Mark’s Episcopal Community campus in Historic Cocoa Village, the event and associated publicity also raised awareness about plans for “The Campus of The Future.” St. Mark’s Episcopal Community is working on plans not only to preserve its campus, but also, to improve the campus so it may serve the region for generations to come.The Space Coast Inspiration Awards were presented to a constellation of Space Coast civic stars and shined a spotlight on the past and present, as well as the possibilities that lie ahead for Florida’s Space Coast and St. Mark’s Episcopal Community.
“Nothing shall be impossible, your kingdom reigns unstoppable.” Unstoppable God by Elevation Worship
With general community support, St. Mark’s Episcopal Community and its “Campus of The Future” will make that lyric ring true along Florida’s Space Coast for generations to follow.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SPACE COAST INSPIRATION AWARDS RECIPIENTS
Al Trafford (posthumously); Ben Brotemarkle; Beth Hazely; Colonel, USAF, Retired Bob and Connie Harvey; Dr. Anastacia Hawkins-Smith; Field Manor Foundation and The Field Family; Guy and Delores Spearman; Jim McKnight; Larry Sinclair; Lester Bullock; Lou and Julie Colombo; Lynda Weatherman, Mary Ann Balthasar and Beth Courtney; Ralph and Cindy Perrone; Ross Schlernitzauer and husband Bobby (posthumously); Steve Wilson; Tom and Susie Wasdin
Now – THE FIRST, FULLY FUNDED PHASE OF ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL COMMUNITY “CAMPUS OF THE FUTURE,”THE AL GLOVER FAMILY CHAPEL AND CLASSROOM IS ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY ALONG THE BANKS OF THE INDIAN RIVER. IT WILL PLAY HOST TO SPIRITUAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.