John Adams, GOP Donate School Supplies to PWCS Schools

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments | Education

From left to right: Bishop John Reid, Supervisor Ruth Anderson aide Jacob Mosser, Chairman Dottie Miller, HD02 candidate Mike Makee, Martin Martinez, VA11 candidate Jeff Dove, Fred Lynn Middle School Principal Hamish Brewer, John Adams, Tim Singstock and Vice Chairman D.J. Jordan

During the month of August, the Prince William Republican Committee conducted a back-to-school supply drive to benefit students in the county.

Under the direction of the Prince William County Public Schools Education Foundation, or SPARK, the Committee collected supplies for Fred Lynn Middle School and Rosa Parks Elementary School, in Woodbridge.

John Adams, candidate for Attorney General, participated with the Prince William Republicans for the school supply donation delivery, Tuesday.

Adams joined Prince William School Board representatives Willie Deutsch (Coles), Alyson Satterwhite (Gainesville) and Coles District Supervisor Marty Nohe (Coles) for a tour of the schools and discussion about the challenges facing their students. House of Delegates Second District candidate Mike Makee also donated supplies and joined the tour of Fred Lynn Middle School.

After the school visits, Adams and Satterwhite toured the Prince William Juvenile Detention Center to discuss education and reentry programs for youth detainees.

This year’s collection was its fourth consecutive year; Republicans also donated supplies to Fred Lynn Middle School in 2014. Any Prince William County resident were welcome to participate in this community service project regardless of their political affiliation.

From left to right: Tim Singstock, Don Scoggins, PWC GOP Chairman Dottie Miller, John Adams, Rosa Parks Elementary School Principal Sue Danielson, School Board Representative Willie Deutsch and Vice Chairman D.J. Jordan

“It was a real honor to meet with these principals and learn about the innovation being used in our classrooms,” said Satterwhite. “It is critical that our entire community, eastern and western Prince William, do all we can to help support all of our children. A students’ zip code should not determine the quality of education they receive.”

“I hope this community service project helps some of our fellow Prince William County families in need,” said Prince William Republican Chairman Dottie Miller. “Education is a top priority for our community – it is an issue that we can all work together to improve. We want to make sure every student starts their first week of school with everything they need to succeed.”

Adams was impressed by the positive atmosphere at the two schools, which he largely attributed to the administration and teachers.

“I really mean this: the schools were two of the most enjoyable things I’ve done in times out on the campaign trail,” said John Adams, in a phone conversation, Thursday morning. “Rosa Parks – you can walk into a place and tell if it has a very positive feeling. Sue [Danielson, the principal] was a wonderful host. [It is obvious] teachers, parents and students take great pride in that school.”

Adams also noted that he learned 26 languages are spoken at Rosa Parks Elementary, “which I thought was pretty amazing.”

Adams had similar praise for Fred Lynn Middle School.

“The principal there [Hamish Brewer] just has an incredible passion and energy for his kids. He set expectations at a very high level. He is a very impressive guy,” Adams said.

Adams noted that while campaigning he has spent time all over the Commonwealth, but he and his team always enjoy visiting Prince William County. “We spent a lot of time in Prince William and we really like it.”

Since 2014, the Prince William Republican Committee has performed service projects throughout the community as part of a Republican Community Service Initiative. The Committee has served meals and conducted food bank collections for homeless shelters; they have collected clothes for the B.A.R.N. transitional housing in Bristow; and assisted with Supervisor Pete Candland’s ‘Walk for Prince William,’ which benefits numerous County food banks.

This article was updated, Aug. 31 at 12:25 p.m., with comments from John Adams, Republican candidate for Attorney General.

Portions of the article were submitted by D.J. Jordan of the Prince William County Republican Committee. Interview with John Adams was conducted by Stacy Shaw. 

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