LISD Educators Inspired by Former, Current Students

Convocation included performance by former Lonestar singer and a video message from CBS newsman Scott Pelley.

Lubbock ISD teachers and campus personnel enjoyed a rare opportunity to hear from both a nationally known recording artist and a network news anchor during the district’s convocation at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Thursday morning.

Richie McDonald is best known as the former lead singer of the country group Lonestar, but is also known as a 1981 Coronado High School graduate.  He performed "Footprints on the Moon" Thursday morning with 60 students of the Lubbock ISD Select Chorus.

His message to the audience of school district employees? The importance of setting students on the road to success.

Another Coronado High School alum, CBS Evening News Anchor Scott Pelley, delivered a videotaped message to the teachers.

Pelley spoke of how much he enjoyed his high school journalism classes and the important role his teacher, Marjorie Wilson, had in charting his rise to national prominence. 

Featured convocation speakers included Lubbock ISD Superintendent Berhl Robertson, Jr., Ed.D., and Dr. Bill Daggett.  Robertson delivered his first address to all employees since being named to the top position earlier this summer.

The theme for this year’s convocation was, “Celebrating Our Story,” and focused on student success in Lubbock ISD past, present and future.

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