John Adams was the 2nd president of the United States having earlier served as the first vice president. This high school a few blocks from my house is home to many students in the area. It commemorates former president John Adams who also one of the American Founding Father.
P.s Sorry for the 5th one being so far away from the rest!
Capt. Vincent G. Fowler
P.S 108 Q is dedicated to Capt. Vincent G. Fowler who died on June 4th, 1999. He was Capt. of the fire dept division 13. He lost is life in the line of duty. Fowler left behind a wife and 3 adoring daughters. He helped so many families in the community and and he loved all around. He was 47 when he was attempting to rescue a child and was killed in the process.
Saint Francis of Assisi was the founder of the Franciscan Order, born in Assisi, Italy. Francis was an was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher although he was never ordained to Catholic priesthood, he was one of the most revered religious figures in history. Francis was proclaimed a saint by Pope Gregory IX. He was the patron saint of animals and the environment. Saint Francis Preparatory High School where I spent my 4 great years of my life undoubtedly got their name from the Patron Saint of Animals. There is a status of Francis in the front of the school with his arms open and welcoming anyone who walks by.
Virgil Grissom J.H.S
Virgil Ivan Grissom, was one the of astronauts in NASAs Project Mercury, he was also a United States Air Force pilot. Unfortunately Grissom was killed along with 2 fellow astronauts during the pre-launch of Apollo 1 mission (Cape Kennedy) This elementary school J.H.S 226 is dedicated in his honor.
Cheddi Jagan, 4th President of Guyana
Cheddi Jagan was the 4th president of Guyana who was first elected as Prime Minister of Guyana. In his earlier years, Jagan came to the States to study pre-dental at Howard University. After returning to British Guiana he began his political career. On January 1st, the People’s Progressive Party was formed, as Jagan as its leader. This medical center in my neighborhood is dedicated to Jagan because the people of Guyana loved him. My father and grandfather both said he was one of the best presidents Guyana has ever seen, he took the country out of turmoil. Jagan is widely regarded as the “Father of the Nation”