The Royal Weekly

February 20, 2024


consider this opportunity BEFORE you file your tax return

Up to $750 of your Ohio state income tax can be redirected to CVCA – reducing your state taxes by the amount you donate! Or, you can DOUBLE your impact! Up to $1,500 can be redirected if you file a joint tax return with your spouse. When you make a donation to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO), it will offset your taxes owed by the amount you donate and directly benefits CVCA scholarships. Watch this quick video to see how easy it really is.

Support CVCA scholarships in a way that costs you nothing. Why wouldn’t you want to do this? Make your donation HERE today! 

Questions? Contact John Harabedian, CVCA’s Director of Development at 330-929-0575, ext. 324 or email More information is also available HERE.

Ohio EdChoice Update

The 2024-25 Ohio EdChoice (OEC) Scholarship window is now open. Please follow the steps below to renew your OEC scholarship.

FIRST: Go to our EdChoice Page for the necessary forms and instructions required for renewal. Your OEC application renewal must be submitted to CVCA through the Google Form on our website.

SECOND: Please do not submit income verification until you’ve received further instructions from us.

  • Most families will NOT need to submit income verification.
  • Submitting income verification unnecessarily could cause a reduction to the amount of your OEC scholarship award, as explained HERE.
  • After we have processed your renewal forms, you will receive an email with further instructions to help you determine if income verification is needed.


The Royal Evening is the biggest CVCA community-wide celebration, where we come together annually for fun and fellowship to benefit CVCA students. The event supports CVCA’s Annual Fund, which helps bridge the gap between tuition and the cost of providing the CVCA experience. Don’t miss the great food, great people, free goodies, and great entertainment! Please join us to celebrate God’s faithfulness to CVCA and recount His blessings over the years. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE!


Do you want to be part of the Royal Evening excitement as a volunteer? There are numerous opportunities to volunteer the night of the event. It’s a great time to meet other parents while having fun supporting CVCA students. Adult volunteers register HERE. Student volunteers register HERE.

Thank you to our Sponsors

We are excited to have Hudson Wealth Management as this year’ Royal Evening Valet Sponsor. HWM is a dedicated team of financial service professionals serving high net worth individuals, families, and corporations. They write: “Each of our team members has their own unique background and qualifications, expanding the level of seasoned financial experience the firm is able to offer. At HWM, we strive to build a relationship that helps us understand your needs and create a plan that fits you best.” Learn more at

Pasta Dinner and Choir Concert – February 23

Enjoy an evening of good food and good music at the annual CVCA Choir Dinner and Concert on Friday, February 23. Dinner will be held in the Rasnick Center throughout the evening and the concert will be in the auditorium. Tickets are $9 presale and $10 at the door. Children under 5 are free. Order tickets HERE.

  • 5:40 p.m. – Concert Choir
  • 6:00 p.m. – Middle School Choir
  • 6:20 p.m. – Middle School Women’s Chorale
  • 6:40 p.m. – Gospel Choir
  • 6:55 p.m. – Chamber Singers

Royal Fools Improv Show – March 1

Enjoy a night of laughter with the Royal Fools Improv Group on Friday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel It’s family-friendly and FREE!

Mother/Daughter Breakfast – March 7

All CVCA mothers and daughters are invited to a time to connect, enjoy breakfast together, laugh, and be encouraged. Don’t miss this special morning on March 7, at 7:30 a.m. We will enjoy hearing from Mrs. Cyndi Holmes and her alumni daughters Whitney and Morgan. Register HERE.

High School Girls Retreat – March 15-16

ALL High School girls are invited to a fun weekend to laugh with friends, hear from a great speaker, and be challenged to grow in your relationship with Christ.

  • March 15-16 – We’ll leave CVCA after second period on Friday and return at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • We’ll stay at a large AirBnb called Laurel Creek Lodge, located at 9227 Township Road 82 in Millersburg. 44654.
  • Registration is open now through March 6 and space is limited. The cost is $75 per person. Register HERE.

Hello Dolly Tickets Going on Sale March 4

Tickets for The Royal Theatres Spring Mussical, Hello, Dolly! will go on sale March 4.

  • April 19 & 20 at 7:00 p.m.
  • April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • April 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Doors open half hour before show time. Junior Royals receive free admission to April 24 performance with registration.

Spring Break Service Trip – March 24-28

CVCA’s service club, Diakonos, (Greek for servant) is hosting a local service trip for high school students over Spring Break. The group will live in community at CVCA and serve with several ministries in the Akron area. The trip will run Sunday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. to Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. and cost $75 per student. Learn more and sign up  HERE.

CVCA Summer Camps

CVCA offers summer camps for children ages 7-16. Led by CVCA coaches and athletes, teachers, and Royal Theatre directors and student-actors, campers enjoy learning new skills and making new friends in a Christ-centered environment. Register HERE.

Academic Challenge Advances to Regionals

Last week, our varsity players (Sarah Choi, Madeline Currall, Will Helin, Talie Koch, and Owen Lee) competed in a Summit County Academic Challenge League competition at Kent State on Monday and were recognized as runners up in the SCACL North division for the fall season, qualifying them to advance to regionals this spring. In addition, freshman Will Helin got individual recognition as the league’s fifth-ranked player overall. Great work, varsity!

Congratulations Music Students!

Congratulations to these students for participating in the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest on February 10 at Barberton High School. (*Received the highest rating and received first place medals.)

Kathryn Shure
Elizabeth Govia
Roman Kline-Bossman
Caroline Govia
*Jay Gulley
*Cianna Williams

Bella Gomez
Donteae Gibson
Audrey Mosher
*Sadie Cork
*Lily Drybola

*Izzy Nolan
*Elianah MacArthur
*Owen Ferdig
Evelyn Watson
*Cadence Tan

Averie Abate
*Caleb Mosher
*Caroline Dressel
Jude Armstrong
*David Wedding

Speech and Debate Students Qualify for National Tournament

This past weekend, the Talking Royals participated in the Eastern Ohio National Qualifying Tournament, and three team members qualified to the National Tournament: Senior Quinn Robinson in Humorous Interpretation, Junior Megan Marshall will return to Nationals in Program Oral Interpretation, and  Nate Cook in United States Extemporaneous Speaking. In addition, we had three other semifinalists: Avery Langenfeld in Original Oratory, Alex Robinson in Humorous Interpretation, and Katie Siff in United States Extemporaneous Speaking.

LATE START DAYS and adjusted schedules

  • Late Starts: February 21, 28


college fairs

  • Cleveland Area Christian College Fair – Tuesday, February 27, 12:30-2:30 p.m. At Lutheran West High School. More information HERE


  • Palm Beach Atlantic – Monday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Grace College – Monday, February 27, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Gordon College – Monday, February 27, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Geneva College – Tuesday, March 5, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Malone University Rep meetings

Representatives from various departments at Malone University will be here to speak with students in the Rasnick Center from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • March 5 – Computer Science Rep
  • April 2 – Zoo and Wildlife Biology