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Lamar CISD dedicates two newest schools

Dec 09, 2016 | Community Relations

Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle, Ken Leaman, Leaman Junior High Principal Mike Semmler, Lee Leaman, Fulshear High School Principal Dan Ward, Lamar CISD Trustee Melisa Roberts, Lamar CISD Board President James Steenbergen and Lamar CISD Board Secretary Kay Danziger 

Lamar CISD dedicated its two newest schools Dec. 2, honoring a member of the Old 300 and one of the area’s most generous benefactors.

Churchill Fulshear Jr. High School and Dean Leaman Junior High were both dedicated in the ceremony. 

Fulshear principal Daniel Ward spoke about Churchill Fulshear’s pioneer spirit, noting his service in the Texas Revolution while still a teenager.

“I feel sorry for Santa Anna,” Ward said. “I deal with teens every day and I know how troublesome they can be.”

Ward also called the facilities the best he’s seen in his career in academics.
Fulshear went on to be a major land owner and donated the land for the railroad which helped the town become organized.

Lee Leaman spoke about his father’s generosity and love for the community. He thanked the District for honoring his father with then naming of school.
Lee Leaman, his brother Ken and their families got a full tour of the junior high school, accompanied by many family friends.

“It’s great to be one of the original Chargers,” Leaman Junior High Principal Mike Semmler said after the ceremony. “Both Mr. Ward and I are excited to be part of a growing, vibrant community. The community has already rallied around both schools.”