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Lorenzo Dow Hendricks Elementary Groundbreaking

Lorenzo Dow Hendricks Elementary Groundbreaking

Anna, Texas - October 19, 2023 - A historic event unfolded in the heart of Anna, Texas, as Anna ISD celebrated the groundbreaking of its fifth elementary school, Lorenzo Dow Hendricks Elementary. This monumental occasion marked a significant step towards enhancing educational opportunities for the city's youngest residents. Anticipation is building as this state-of-the-art educational facility will open its doors to PreK through 5th-grade students for the 2025-2026 school year.

The groundbreaking event brought together an array of significant stakeholders, including School Board members, district and campus administrators, city officials, representatives from the construction company, and architects who will shape the future of this educational institution. Their presence exemplified the collaborative effort that has gone into making this vision a reality.

Adding a touch of heartfelt significance to the event, AISD Superintendent Michael Comeaux extended a warm welcome to 42 members of the Hendricks family. Among them were three of Mr. Hendricks' children: Ms. Frances Lawrence of McKinney, who recently marked her 100th birthday, Ms. Mary Dow Wright from Port Neches, and Mr. Don Hendricks of Celina. Their presence not only honored the memory of their father but also symbolized the enduring legacy of the Hendricks family in Anna.

The school is named in honor of Lorenzo Dow Hendricks, who dedicated an impressive 28 years of his life to Anna ISD, having served as both a grade school principal and Superintendent. His unwavering commitment to the district, its students, and their education will live on through the halls of this new elementary school. 

Situated near the intersection of South Hackberry Drive and North Ferguson Parkway, this new addition is designed to serve the educational needs of the growing Anna community. It is not merely a construction project; it represents a commitment to shaping the future of young minds and nurturing the promise of tomorrow.

This new school signifies the continued dedication of Anna ISD to providing quality education and shaping the bright futures of the young minds of Anna, Texas. The groundbreaking of Lorenzo Dow Hendricks Elementary is a testament to the power of community, education, and the enduring legacy of remarkable educators and their families.