4/5/2013

Backed by a dedicated team of teachers and volunteers, principal Everlyn Hay worked to reopen a K-8 Newark, N.J., parochial school -- now operating under the name Affirmation Academy. Hay, who has been with the school for 35 years and principal for 14 years, said she and others in the school focus on the students and do what they must to keep the school in the community, despite struggling with debt and a building that dates to 1887.

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