The Newtown Florist Club honored William Campbell, principal at Fair Street School, as 2016 Drum Major of the Year in recognition of Black History Month and the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
The award was presented during the annual King Holiday celebration and reaffirmed by the Newtown Florist Club as its 2016 Black History Month honoree. The Rev. Rose Johnson, executive director of Newtown Florist Club, said Campbell exemplifies the drum major spirit expressed by King.
Campbell has been honored for his commitment and care to education for the Gainesville School System and his dedication to his students.
Honorary recognitions were also awarded to Meechee Johnson for her work on environmental justice and Cristian Ramos for his work on voter engagement.