Rename Cameron Elementary School to George F. Towery Elementary School

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We are submitting this petition in an effort to change the name of Cameron Elementary School, located at 3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria, Virginia, 22303 in Fairfax.  We strongly believe that renaming this school to George F. Towery Elementary School is representative of our community.

Mr. Towery started working for Fairfax County Public Schools in 1959 as a bus driver.  He taught at Crestwood Elementary from 1965 to 1969 and was an assistant principal at Braddock Elementary from 1969 to 1970.  In 1970, and the ten years that followed, Mr. Towery was the principal of Lorton Elementary.

Our story starts in 1980 when George F. Towery was named principal of Cameron Elementary School.  Mr. Towery has touched countless children, saved countless lives and sacrificed far beyond the call of duty as a principal.  Our community is a better place because of the leadership exuberated by Mr. Towery.

Cameron Elementary opened in 1952 as Happy Valley Elementary School and received the name "Cameron" in 1953 to generalize the location of the school.  Changing the name to George F. Towery Elementary School will not defame the current name in any way. 

Changing the school name to George F. Towery would in fact represent the way our children, our families, our teachers and our community feel in our hearts. Anyone who enters our community and the doors of George F. Towery Elementary School, would know that the foundation that our school was built on was one of an extremely loving and devoted principal.

By signing this petition, you agree that Cameron Elementary School should be renamed to George F. Towery Elementary School.

Thank you.

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