School also breaks ground on community ‘Vision’ project
Booker T. Washington High School and the High School for the Engineering Professions will dedicate its auditorium to alumna State Rep. Senfronia Thompson.
In addition to her contributions to the community, the 25-term state representative and 1957 Washington high school graduate also gives back to her alma mater. Thompson was the first supporter of “The Vision” Community Statue Project.
The auditorium dedication will also include students at Booker T. Washington High School Leadership Academy who will explain the details and campaign efforts that will initiate the groundbreaking of a statue of the school’s namesake and the construction of a community plaza. Booker T. Washington will be the third African American to be commemorated with a statue in the city of Houston.
The other two are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and U.S. Congressman George Thomas “Mickey” Leland, who are also namesakes for campuses in HISD. Washington’s statue will be the first of an African American in the historic Independence Heights community.