Feb. 26 event will celebrate naming of Mills Godwin H.S. commons for former principal John McGinty

John McGinty, former principal of Mills Godwin High School
John McGinty, former principal of Mills Godwin High School

Henrico, Va., Feb. 21, 2022 — Mills Godwin High School will host a dedication of the John B. McGinty Commons Saturday from 3-6 p.m. The Henrico County School Board voted unanimously in December 2021 to name the school’s commons for McGinty, who served as assistant principal at the school from 1982-1991 and principal from 1991-2003. Members of the public are invited to attend the Feb. 26 dedication and celebrate McGinty’s contributions to the school.

“Mr. McGinty was instrumental in creating the culture of excellence that carries on at Mills Godwin High School today,” said Leigh Dunavant, Mills Godwin’s current principal and a student at the school during McGinty’s tenure. “He loved being the principal at Godwin, and he attended each athletic event and performance. He spent his time in the morning and at lunchtime talking with students in the Godwin commons, so it is only right for the community to support the naming of the commons for him.”

Dedication of John B. McGinty Commons

Who: Members of the public are invited to attend
When: Feb. 26 from 3-6 p.m.
Where: Mills E. Godwin High School, 2101 Pump Road, Henrico, Va.

Those unable to attend the event are welcome to send a message to John McGinty at jbmcgintycommons@gmail.com.

To donate to the John B. McGinty scholarship for Mills Godwin students, go to https://osp.osmsinc.com/HenricoVA/, search for “McGinty” and select “Godwin” under the schools menu.