Also, Miss [Signe] Quick and Principal Claude Berkman didn’t tolerate bullying of Hispanic kids. Sometimes Mr. Berkman would ride the school bus to keep kids in line. He helped me understand that some people don’t see that we’re all just people. He believed that children should be taught to respect everybody.Read More
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Even with all those students, the school was a close-knit family. Teachers steered and nurtured kids. We knew who was who. We had an environment where everybody had the best chance of learning. We had dedicated administrators and teachers. I remember Joe Lee Johnson and his wife, Mellownie Johnson, and Petronella McConico.Read More
I ran for the school board and was fortunate enough to be elected. I served for 12 years, having served as president, VP and secretary of the Board. I was, in fact, the first Hispanic to be elected to the Board of Trustees.Read More
A very special teacher I remember was Helen Booth who went to bat for Mitchell Wolf so he could graduate with our class. Mitchell was very smart, but missed a lot of school to help work on the family farm. Because of Miss Booth, Mitchell did graduate with us, and went on to be a very successful top construction foreman. One of his many success stories is the work he oversaw on the construction of Bergstrom Air Force Base that was completed in 1942.Read More
I graduated from Round Rock High School in 1942. After the raid on Pearl Harbor, I joined the Navy. I went to San Diego for basic training and then onto fight the Japanese in the South Pacific. I served on the destroyer USS McCalla DD 488.Read More
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