Degrees and Certifications:
Edward Thomas Memorial Scholarship
Edward Thomas, a graduate of Wylie High School, was an active member of the Wylie Band and Jazz Band. He was the First Lieutenant of the band, student conductor and first chair trumpet soloist with both bands as well as serving as editor of the bands newspaper, The Untimely Times.
When his parents moved during his senior year he remained in Wylie, living with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Still, the Wylie Band Booster Club president and his wife. He stayed in order to complete his education here and to remain in the band which was such a vital part of his life.
Edward was killed in an automobile accident in April 1973. With the approval of his parents, The Wylie Band Booster Club established the "Edward Thomas Memorial Scholarship" in his memory. All who knew Edward cherish the memory of him and his kindness, sincerity and determination. After the loss of such an outstanding individual, all must remember that it doesn’t always take a long life to do a lot of good or to give a lot of love. This was certainly true of Edward Duane Thomas.