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  • 1. Dedication of The Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School Washington, DC August 19 - 23, 2013 Official Dedication Program.indd 1 8/5/13 1:42 PM
  • 2. A New Era Dawning 2 Official Dedication Program.indd 2 8/5/13 1:42 PM
  • 3. Dedication of the New Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School 3 The Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School 101 N Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 OFFICIAL DEDICATION IN THE THEATRE Monday, August 19, 2013 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Rally to Order..................................The Dunbar Band of Students & Alumni Welcome...................................................................... Stephen Jackson, Principal ............................................................................ Carrie Thornhill, Class of 1961 Invocation.............................................................. Reverend H. Lionel Edmonds ..............................................................Pastor, Mount Lebanon Baptist Church Posting of the Colors.................................................................. Dunbar JROTC National Anthem & Lift Every Voice & Sing.......................................Audience The Occasion.......................................The Honorable Mayor, Vincent C. Gray The New Dunbar Building................................................................... Allen Lew ..................................................................................................City Administrator .............................................................................................................Brian Hanlon ...........................................................................Department of General Services ............................................................................ Chancellor Kaya M. Henderson ....................................................................................................DC Public Schools The New Dunbar Academic Program & The Vincent C. Gray 9th Grade Academy..........................Principal Jackson ...................................................................................................... Semanthe Bright Musical Selection.............................................................................Guest Artist Student Speaker.....................................................................................9th Grader Greetings...........................................The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton ..............................................................................................................DC Delegate ......................................................................... The Honorable Kenyan McDuffie ............................................................................................ Councilman Ward Five Recognition of School Improvement Team....................... Joyce Robinson Paul ............................................................5e05 Advisory Neighborhood Commission Recognition of Living Legends & Museum..............................James E. Pittman .................................................................Chairman, Dunbar Alumni Federation A Poem of Dedication.............................................................. Dolores Kendrick ............................................................................ DC Poet Laureate, Class of 1945 Alma Mater................................................................................................Audience Benediction........................................................... Reverend H. Lionel Edmonds ..............................................................Pastor, Mount Lebanon Baptist Church Official Dedication Program.indd 3 8/5/13 1:42 PM
  • 4. A New Era Dawning 4 Ribbon Cutting Reception & Presentations to Living Legends in Armory Sale of Souvenirs in Armory Dunbar Legacy Videos in Theatre Video Description of New Building in Media Center RIBBON CUTTERS Stephen Jackson, Principal Carrie Thornhill, Class of 1961 9th Grader, 10th Grader, 11th Grader, 12th Grader Chancellor Kaya M. Henderson, DC Public Schools Allen Lew, City Administrator Brian Hanlon, Department of General Services The Honorable Mayor, Vincent C. Gray The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC Delegate The Honorable Kenyan McDuffie, City Council, Ward Five Joyce Robinson-Paul, 5E05 Advisory Neighborhood Commission Sylvia Pinkney, 5E04 Advisory Neighborhood Commission Ada Johnson, President, PTSA James E. Pittman, Chairman, Dunbar Alumni Federation Teddy Gebremichael, Project Manager, DC Partners for the Revitalization of Education Project Sean O’Donnell, Eastman Perkins, Architects & Engineers Mark S. Cain, Smoot/Gilbane Joint Venture Paul Choquette,III, Smoot/Gilbane Joint Venture v Official Dedication Program.indd 4 8/5/13 1:42 PM
  • 5. Dedication of the New Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School 5 SECOND DAY DEDICATION IN THE THEATRE Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00 – 3:00 pm • Guided Tours of New Building for Alumni Classes of 20’s, 30’s & 40’s led by Architects & Builders • Guided Tours of the Dr. Lawrence E. Graves Museum of Dunbar History Led by Principal Stephen Jackson, Curator Terry Miller, Cynthia Jones, James Pittman, Blanche Smith • Planning Committee & JROTC – Hosts & Hostesses 3:30 – 5:30 pm Rally to Order..................................The Dunbar Band of Students & Alumni Welcome.....................................................Angela Skinner, Assistant Principal ................................................................................... Elmer Brooks, Class of 1949 Invocation.......................................Reverend Leonard N. Smith, Class of 1981 Posting of the Colors.................................................................. Dunbar JROTC National Anthem & Lift Every Voice & Sing.......................................Audience The New Dunbar Academic Program.................................. Principal Jackson & . ..........................................................................................................Angela Skinner Focus on Dr. Anna J. Cooper Educational Career Academy in Administration & Counseling Student Speaker.................................................................................10th Grader Recognition of the Planners of the New Dunbar Building.......................................................Carrie Thornhill ........................................................................................................James E. Pittman The Honorable Vincent C. Gray City Council of the District of Columbia, Phil Mendelson, Chairman City Administrator Allen Lew Department of General Services Brian Hanlon Chancellor Kaya Henderson, DC Public Schools Principal Stephen Jackson Alma Mater................................................................................................Audience Benediction................................................Reverend Leonard N. Smith, Pastor .............................................................................Mt. Zion Baptist, Arlington VA Reception for New Dunbar Planners in Armory Sale of Souvenirs in Armory Official Dedication Program.indd 5 8/5/13 1:42 PM
  • 6. A New Era Dawning 6 THIRD DAY DEDICATION IN THE THEATRE Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:00 – 3:00 pm • Guided Tours of new building for Alumni Classes of 50’s, & 60’s led by Architects & Builders • Guided Tours of the Dr. Lawrence E. Graves Museum of Dunbar History led by Principal Stephen Jackson, Curator Terry Miller, Cynthia Jones, James Pittman, Blanche Smith • Planning Committee & JROTC – Hosts & Hostesses 3:30 – 5:30 pm Rally to Order..................................The Dunbar Band of Students & Alumni Welcome................................................ Julian Dotson,Teacher & Debate Team .............................................................................Ronald Crockett, Class of 1952 Invocation....................................................................... Reverend Tyrone Queen ..........................................................................Pastor, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Posting of the Colors.................................................................. Dunbar JROTC National Anthem & Lift Every Voice & Sing.......................................Audience The New Dunbar Academic Program........Principal Jackson & Julian Dotson Focus on Eleanor Holmes Norton Leadership Academy in Business and Public Policy Student Speaker...................................................................................11th Grader Selection.........................................................................................Mt. Sinai Choir Recognition and Presentations to Designers of New Academic Programs..................................Carrie Thornhill ........................................................................................................James E. Pittman Principal Stephen Jackson Assistant Principal Semanthe Bright Assistant Principal Morrall Thompson Assistant Principal Angela Skinner Lead Teacher Julian Dotson Guest Speaker...................Bill Cosby, Ed.D, Comedian & Education Activist Alma Mater................................................................................................Audience Benediction.................................................................... Reverend Tyrone Queen Reception for New Dunbar Academic Program Designers in Armory Sale of Souvenirs in Armory Official Dedication Program.indd 6 8/5/13 1:42 PM
  • 7. Dedication of the New Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School 7 FOURTH DAY DEDICATION IN THE THEATRE Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:00 – 3:00 pm • Guided Tours of new building for Alumni Classes of 70’s, & 80’s led by Architects & Builders • Guided Tours of the Dr. Lawrence E. Graves Museum of Dunbar History led by Principal Stephen Jackson, Curator Terry Miller, Cynthia Jones, James Pittman, Blanche Smith • Planning Committee & JROTC – Hosts & Hostesses 3:30 – 5:30 pm Rally to Order..................................The Dunbar Band of Students & Alumni Welcome.........................................Claude Nadir, Instructional Technologist .................................................................................... Calvin Smith, Class of 1970 Invocation........................................................ Bishop Lyle Dukes, Class of 1983 Posting of the Colors.................................................................. Dunbar JROTC National Anthem & Lift Every Voice & Sing.......................................Audience The New Dunbar Academic Program........ Principal Jackson & Claude Nadir Focus on Dr. Charles R. Drew STEM Academyin Bio-Medicine and Engineering Student Speaker...................................................................................12th Grader Selection..................................................................................................NEW ERA Recognition and Presentations to Project Managers, Architects, Contractors......................Carrie Thornhill ........................................................................................................James E. Pittman .................................................................................................Teddy Gebremichael ...............................................................................................................Mark S. Cain ..................................................................................................Paul Choquette, III Perkins Eastman, Architects & Engineers Smoot/Gilbane Joint Venture Sub Contractors Alma Mater................................................................................................Audience Benediction........................................ Reverend Deborah Dukes, Class of 1983 Reception for New Dunbar Project Managers, Architects & Sub Contractors in Armory Sale of Souvenirs in Armory Official Dedication Program.indd 7 8/5/13 1:42 PM
  • 8. A New Era Dawning 8 FIFTH DAY CEREMONY IN THE THEATRE Friday, August 23, 2013 12:00 – 3:00 pm • Guided Tours of new building for Alumni Classes of 90’s, & 2000’s led by Architects & Builders • Guided Tours of the Dr. Lawrence E. Graves Museum of Dunbar History led by Principal Stephen Jackson, Curator Terry Miller, Cynthia Jones, James Pittman, Blanche Smith • Planning Committee & JROTC – Hosts & Hostesses 3:30 – 5:30 pm Rally to Order..................................The Dunbar Band of Students & Alumni Welcome.............................................. Morrall Thompson, Assistant Principal ................................................................................. Blanche Smith, Class of 1969 Invocation.............................................Reverend John T. Fowler, Class of 1971 Posting of the Colors.................................................................. Dunbar JROTC National Anthem & Lift Every Voice & Sing.......................................Audience The New Dunbar Academic Program.................................. Principal Jackson & ....................................................................................................Morrall Thompson Focus on Twilight Academy Guest Speaker.................................................................................Surprise Guest Parents Speak.......................................................................... Ada Johnson, PTSA Alma Mater................................................................................................Audience Benediction......................................................Reverend John T. Fowler, Pastor .................................................................................Capitol View Baptist Church Come and meet Alison Stewart, author of First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School and enter the raffle for the opportunity to win a personalized copy of First Class. And join Alison Stewart on Monday, August 26th, at Politics & Prose for First Class’s launch event. Sale of Souvenirs in Armory Light Refreshments in Food Court Official Dedication Program.indd 8 8/5/13 1:42 PM