Pharrell Williams returned home to Virginia Beach on Saturday, June 7, 2014 and spent the day encouraging local students in his From One Hand to AnOTHER program and his alma mater Princess Anne High School to make their dreams reality.
Pharrell was honored at Princess Anne High School homecoming event where he announced FOHTA’s partnership with Everfi, which will provide digital learning opportunities for students taking part in FOHTA’s Summer Innovation Camp. Pharrell spoke on the importance of education, urging kids to “Pay Attention.” He honored his teachers, credited them with his achievements, in particular his Band Teacher Alan Sharps, who was in attendance. Pharrell also called for higher wages for teachers and pay equality between women and men teachers.
Pharrell was then presented with Key to the City of Virginia Beach and honored with a state proclamation to make June 7th, 2014 Pharrell Williams’ Day in the state of Virginia. Pharrell later performed at Z104’s Shaggfest.