Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Oxford School District Board Recognizes Citizen of the Year

Local Attorney Honored for Gift of Vision for Oxford Students

Oxford School District Citizen of the Year Jack Dunbar (left) with Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey (right). Photo is courtesy of the Oxford School District
Oxford School District Citizen of the Year Jack Dunbar (left) with Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey (right). Photo is courtesy of the Oxford School District

Oxford, Mississippi –Oxford school students will soon struggle less with reading assignments and completing homework, thanks to Oxford School District’s 2012-2013 Citizen of the Year. Oxford attorney Jack Dunbar was recently honored as the 2012-2013 Oxford School District’s Citizen of the Year for an act of kindness that will give school students access to appropriate eye care opportunities. Dunbar’s gift to the school district will in turn be an overall gift of improved vision for all Oxford District school children, according to Superintendent Brian Harvey. “Mr. Dunbar has done much for this community, but none stands out more than his $25,000 donation to the district to set up a system to identify students who need to be screened by an eye doctor,” said Harvey. “This new system will provide eye exams, along with transportation to and from those eye exams.” Harvey added Dunbar’s vision offers students an opportunity for the procurement of glasses and chances for medical follow-up. Dunbar was prompted to take action and make a difference after watching a television news story about the obstacles that children were facing in school because of undetected, or unknown eyesight problems. “Maybe we can get a Nobel Prize winner from Oxford schools because they could see to learn in first grade,” said Dunbar. “I have two grandsons who attended school here and know that their educational foundation was set here for their course of learning.” Dunbar, who has been listed in all editions of “The Best Lawyers in America,” has held numerous honorable positions such as Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and President of the Southern Bar Conference, as well as named as one of the top 50 lawyers in Mississippi by the Mid-South Super Lawyers. He practices in the areas of Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation. For more information on the Oxford School District, visit www.oxfordsd.org [1] online or call 662-234-3541. — From Oxford City Schools

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