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Remembering an education legend

Vyrle Davis served as St. Petersburg High's principal from 1973 until 1983. He is best known for being a vocal advocate for education in Tampa Bay. He founded the Ebony Scholars motivational program and the Ebony Scholars Academic Club. He also served as an area superintendent. The school honored his memory and influence by naming the media building after him. "He was not shy about admitting that working here as principal was his favorite position," said Celeste Brown, one of Vyrle's daughter who spoke during the dedication. "He will forever be a Green Devil. And hopefully, as you walk the halls, you'll hear the echoing of the taps he wore on the heals of his shoes, you will see the easy smile, you will hear his quick wit and you'll hear the tough love that he issued resonating throughout these halls." (Sept. 6, 2013; St. Petersburg, Fla.) [Chris Zuppa | Tampa Bay Times]

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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