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Dedication of Warren Hope Dawson Elementary School -Named for Civil Rights Attorney-

April 27, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

Tampa, Fla. – (April 27, 2018) – Join the school's namesake, Tampa civil rights attorney Mr. Warren Hope Dawson, along with school board members and community leaders as Superintendent Jeff Eakins officially dedicates the district's only new traditional school to open in the 2017-2018 school year.

It'll be a student-led, modern dedication with student and staff performances including the Dawson singers and Riverview High School JROTC, the unveiling of Mr. Dawson's portrait, the unveiling of students' self-portrait wall and a celebration of the school's inaugural year. 

Where: Dawson Elementary School, 12961 Boggy Creek Drive, Riverview

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018

VIP Reception in the media center: 12:30 pm

Dedication in the cafeteria: 2 pm

See highlights from the school year in this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiNxLYB9diQ&feature=youtu.be

Dawson Elementary prides itself on being a new 21st Century school packed with cutting-edge technology and a small-school atmosphere that embraces a family-feel among students, staff and families.

Warren Hope Dawson is an attorney who specializes in matters involving civil rights and labor relations, and is a community leader. Mr. Dawson was instrumental in the desegregation of Hillsborough County Public Schools beginning in 1974. He is a graduate of FAMU and is active in the NAACP. Mr. Dawson has spent years working for educational and leadership opportunities for area youth.

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