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Tacony Academy welcomes prominent statues

Ben Franklin
Photo by Tacony Academy Charter School
Albert Einstein Photo by Tacony Academy Charter School
Nikola Tesla Photo by Tacony Academy Charter School

Tacony Academy Charter Elementary School, 1330 Rhawn St., on Friday morning unveiled statues of pioneering inventors Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla gifted to them by the Tesla Science Foundation.

The statues were created by artists Stan Watts and Andrey Sledkov.

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Introducing Tesla to Schools in America is a project that educates students around the world on the knowledge of Nikola Tesla and his work, through art, music and science. Tacony Academy was the first school in the U.S. to utilize Tesla curriculum.

After the statue unveiling, there was a ribbon cutting of the school’s new playground and patio. ••

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