Bennie Walsh Receives 2016 Friends of Temple ISD Wildcat Award

The Temple ISD School Board awarded Temple N.A.A.C.P. President Mr. Bennie Walsh with a Friends of Temple ISD "Wildcat Award" at their meeting on Monday, June 13.

Mr. Walsh was recognized for his work as the President of the Temple Chapter of the NAACP and the unselfish work he has done to enhance “unity in our community.”

Bennie’s work as a community leader is recognized as he leads by example and is a role-model for others in our community.

In presenting the award, Board President Steve Wright said, "Temple ISD first got to know Bennie Walsh six years ago through his work at Bethune where he brought in African instruments and taught our four year olds a dance! Continuing this personal ministry, Bennie has continued to unify our community around a common purpose, promoting equal opportunities for all of our citizens. Bennie has demonstrated unity in purpose through his work developing the first Community in Unity conference held at Meridith-Dunbar, participation in the CARE Network, membership in Leadership Temple and the Wildcat Mentor program, bringing the arts to THS students through the Alvin Ailey dance tour, sponsorship of Temple Distinguished Alumni Joe Green and hosting the most recent NAACP Scholarship dinner at the Temple High School Library where the NAACP awarded the largest scholarship amount in local NAACP history to deserving THS students. As THS students deserved these scholarships, Bennie deserves our thanks and respect for making Temple and Temple I.S.D. a better place for all people." 

The Friends of Temple Wildcat Award allows the District to formally recognize high-level partners and individuals for their contributions to Temple ISD.