Six decades
of learning

The Flushing Christian School celebrated its 60th anniversary recently with a gala at Terrace on the Park, featuring a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline and a gaggle of honored guests – some of their current students.

From a humble beginning in the first Baptist Church of Flushing, through a fire that miraculously spared the library, the school has grown and settled at 41-54 Murray Street.

“The school gave me a very rigorous academic background,” said Pat Walegir (left) from the very first class (1950), who went on to earn BA, BS and MSA degrees, recently retiring as an Air Force Colonel, to return to her hometown of Flushing and get involved with her Alma Mater.

To her right are students Michael Cuasito, 13 and Samuel Perkowsky, 10; behind them are (left to right) Board President John Giuffré; Director Karen Blatt and Development Director Laura Hahn.


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