January 22, 2007


Two educators at Granbury High School recently received recognition from national organizations.  Leta Andrews, coach of the Lady Pirates basketball team, will receive the inaugural Morgan Wooten Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  English teacher Misti White was inducted into National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers.


The Morgan Wooten Award, which is named for a legendary coach from DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, recognizes lifetime achievement in coaching high school basketball.  Coach Andrews will receive the award during the 2007 McDonald’s High School All-America Game, which will be held in March in Louisville, Kentucky.  She began her coaching career in 1962 and became the head coach at Granbury in 1976.


National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers was developed to recognize educators who have made a positive difference in their students’ lives.  Inductees, who are normally nominated by students, have received an honor shared by a very small percentage of all teachers in the United States.  Mrs. White is currently in her ninth year of teaching.


“These honors reflect the dedication and hard work of both Coach Andrews and Mrs. White.  We are lucky to have these two women serving as role models for our students,” commented GHS Principal Marsha Grissom.