Just like their school song, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA) has "A Gift To Share."
In fact, this outstanding high school, one of the very best in the nation of any kind, has many "gifts to share," and the students and staff delivered a few of their 'gifts' at the official dedication of the excellent new performing arts facility on Saturday, May 16.
The dedication planning committee produced an inspiring program. To all assembled, they gave outstanding dance, visual, music and dramatic performance - a total artistic experience.
This is a splended place of arts, action and activity.
It is clear that this is a very special high school where dreams are not deferred but encouraged to become a future reality.
Many thanks to all who made the dedication an enjoyable afternoon in the Dallas Arts District. Even more appreciation is due to the many donors for their generous gifts, without which this dream come true would not have been possible - especially Mrs. Nancy Hamon.
Best wishes to Principal Tracie Fraley, faculty, staff and all the great students who will study at this grand place of excellence in the decades to come -Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Keep sharing your gifts with the whole wide world and all of humanity.
"A Gift To Share"
All people have a splendor they can share
and dreams must follow a clear path.
A school for artists has that certain flair
To grace a glisten into life.
Sing a song, dance a dance, be an actor if you wish,
Paint a picture that all dreamers can pursue.
Beauty beckons here for all, for me and for you,
And for me, and for you.