Nominations for Bullard ISD Wall of Honor end Friday


Bullard Independent School District will accept applications and nominations for people that have made a positive impact on the district for the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2017 until Friday, Feb. 17.

“The Wall of Honor is a great way of recognizing those individuals who have given many hours to the field of education or have simply made an impact on their community,” said Jan Hill, Bullard ISD deputy superintendent. “It’s a great honor and a sincere moment to realize all the hard work and other assets some of the greatest people have contributed to the Bullard community and to BISD.”

The Wall of Honor recognizes former students and staff, military servicemen and servicewomen, and community members that have enriched the lives of Bullard ISD students. According to Bullard ISD, nominees should be men and women who have distinguished themselves in their careers and service to others and have brought honor to the Bullard ISD community.

Those selected as members of the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2017 will join names that are synonymous with the history of Bullard ISD, as well as the Bullard community. Currently, the Wall of Honor has enshrined a total of 70 members in its seven years of existence.

Those nominated for the Bullard ISD wall of Honor can be graduates of Bullard High School, community members who have made a significant contribution to the Bullard community, and/or military personnel from the Bullard area or have had an influence on the Bullard area.

There are certain people who are not eligible for nomination for the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor, including current Bullard ISD teachers and staff members, as well as current members of the BISD Board of Trustees. There are also no self-nominations allowed.

After the nomination deadline, a committee will review all applications for nomination. Nominees selected by the committee will be mailed a form requesting more information. The Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2017 will be honored at a ceremony held Sunday, April 2, inside the Audry B. Owens Auditorium, located on the BHS campus.

Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2010 inductees included Edward Coffee, Daniel Dupree, Dr. O.L. Ferrell, Dr. Fred Hayes, Ann King, Edward Monzingo, Iotha Morgan, Roy and Polly Moseley, Janice Mulford, Laura Gene Newburn, Maruine Padrucco, Dr. Daniel Roper, Dr. Marjorie Roper, J.W. Rumbelow, Muriel and Joy Salmon, Fred and Lella Stripling, and Jack and Marvis Stripling.

Inductees in the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2011 included Donnie Barron, Jason Campbell, Kenneth King, John K. Loftin Jr., Bruce E. Lyons Sr., Joe McBee, Jewel Phelps, Leonard Smith, PFC Arkard Orville Brewster, PFC Walter W. Hays, PFC Thomas Wesley Phillips Jr., TSGT Willie C. Pierce, PFC Joe Bob Smyrl, PFC Claude H. Stanley, and PFC Ingram G. Walker.

Honorees in the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2012 included David and Rebecca Bibby, Lynette Hughes, T.J. and Bertha Johnson, John Langston, Karen Lawson, Retired Major Simon Ray McCugh, Leonard Bauman Roper, and John W. Rumbelow III.

Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2013 included Leonard and Betty Sue Speaker, and Phil and Margie Wood.

Inductees in the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2014 included Jan Berry, Scott Brown, Mark and Lisa Maple, and Norene Shaffer.

Honorees in the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2015 included Curtis and Tabitha Hippler, Berryl and Jerry Johnson, and Tracy Jordan.

Bullard ISD Wall of Honor Class of 2016 included Jimmy and Mitzi Bain, Darren Davis, Howard and Cynthia Galletly, Virginia Lester, Charles and Beverly Ray, Linda Stripling, and Richard and Robin Tedder.

“Inducting and honoring these worthy men and women into the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor shows respect to both the school and the Bullard community,” said Hill. “When you talk about Bullard, you talk about the great school district and the wonderful community; it is like they are both family.”

For more information about Wall of Honor nominations, contact BISD at (903) 894-6639 or visit