Fallen Pirate Scholarship

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Fallen Pirate Scholarship

In the midst of a pandemic, Principal Virdie Montgomery just couldn’t stand being away from his 612 seniors whose year had been up-ended with shelter-in orders and social distancing.  Taking to the road, he and his wife traveled over 800 miles for 612 quick visits that left an impact no one could anticipate.  Mr. Montgomery’s above-and-beyond journey landed him all over local and national news and a $10,000 prize to Wylie High School from State Farm. So that this gift could be utilize with lasting impact, the Fallen Pirate Scholarship was launched.  The scholarship honors the memory of all Pirates who passed away before graduating. This award will cause us to look back and take pause for those whose high school experience was cut short. The first recipient will be awarded at the 2021 Awards Ceremony.