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Community partners support West Riviera Elementary students

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Community partners (attorneys with the national law firm Akerman, along with the Dixon Ticonderoga Company) recently gave all of the students at West Riviera Elementary School a big surprise on Wednesday, January 22, when they gave each student a backpack filled with school supplies in Riviera Beach.

“For most of our students and their families getting the school supplies they need to be successful in school can be challenging” said West Riviera Elementary Principal Tonja Lindsey Latson. “This extremely generous donation from Akerman and Dixon Ticonderoga will help our students to reach their full potential. I want to thank these wonderful community partners for supporting our students and school.”

The children received the backpacks at a special ceremony with the theme of “Education can make Dreams come True,” which was held at the West Riviera Elementary school pavilion. As part of the presentation, 60 West Riviera students from grades K-5 participated in a sidewalk art activity to illustrate their ”Thank You” to parents, teachers, school district leaders, and donors in attendance by portraying, with drawings, their personal ambitions and positive visions of school.

“We are proud to come together with Dixon Ticonderoga Company as allies in the community to meet the needs of many children, particularly at-risk students, encouraging them to make education a priority and to support their teachers and schools,” said Eric Gordon, Akerman West Palm Beach Office Managing Partner.

“Communities depend on caring corporate citizens such as Akerman to keep our schools fully supplied,” said Timothy M. Gomez, CEO of Dixon Ticonderoga Company. “We applaud Akerman for recognizing this critical classroom need and challenging other companies to help us provide high-quality writing and art supplies for our young writers and artists.”

REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, Jan. 2014

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