FROM STAFF REPORTS
BURNET — Now that the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Hall of Honor has inducted its first class, officials are inviting recipients and their family back for an official ribbon cutting.
That event is 11:15 a.m. Aug. 15 at the front office of Burnet High School, 1000 The Green Mile.
The hall’s first four inductees are:
- Barney Baker as the Distinguished Former School Board Member, who served from 1981-1999. He was the board president for 14 of his 18 years on the board.
- Dudley Meredith as the Distinguished Former Athlete. A 1953 graduate, Meredith only took two years to develop into what some believe is the finest Bulldog lineman in the history of the program. Meredith was drafted in the 21st round by the Detroit Lions in 1957 but was cut. He joined the Houston Oilers of the newly formed American Football League in 1963 and then spent five seasons playing defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills.
- Jason Holbrook as the Distinguished High School graduate. A 2000 graduate, Holbrook accepted an appointment to West Point Academy and then became a Green Beret, Ranger and a member of the Army Special Forces. Holbrook had previously served in Iraq before being deployed to Afghanistan. While serving in the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Holbrook died from injuries when insurgents attacked the military vehicle with an explosive device on July 29, 2010.
- Evelyn Sandner as the Distinguished Former Employee. She was a special education and music teacher for 28 years at Burnet Elementary School. Though she is retired, Sandner still continues helping others by serving on the Mental Health Board and is a member of the Friends of Seton Highland Lakes.