Special to the Reporter
Gloria Crisp won this year’s “Tiger’s Eye Award” for her strong support of the Glen Rose Independent School District.
Nominees must be GRHS graduates who have supported local schools throughout the years in any of the following ways: loyal attendance at events, made annual purchases from school classes or organizations, volunteered for programs and committees on campus or at school activities, served as a mentor or achieved outstanding honors within his or her profession.
Crisp is a 1962 Tiger graduate, was elected Miss GRHS, FFA Sweetheart, was a Class Favorite, Miss Friendship and served on the annual staff.
She has been an instructional aide and secretary at Glen Rose Elementary School, with 27 years in education, is a founder of the Christmas Express program and acts as a liaison for families between state educational programs and GRISD students and families.
Crisp also is a supporter of all GRISD students and provides financial aid, clothing and supplies.
She is married to David Crisp. They have two daughters, Shelby and Sloan, both GRHS graduates.
During commencement exercises this month, Crisp will receive a custom tiger’s eye ring created by Jess Hardie. She also will play a key role in graduation exercises and her name will be added to a large plaque prominently displayed in the school auditorium.
Previous award winners are Billie Flanary, Weldon Hart, Logan Starnes, Jackie Epps, Windell Rozelle, Dorothy Gibbs, Jeanne Hart, Eddie Flanary, Sam White, Lloyd Wirt, Patricia West and Bonnah Boyd.