Tallie Wright recognized as this school year’s first Student Rotarian

The Brady Rotary Club met Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 12 noon at the Caf’ on the Square. Assistant District Governor, Jayson Fritz, was a guest. Jayson Boydstun was the guest of Blake O’Dell. Liesa Land was the guest of Lynn Munden. Steve McCarn was the guest of Max Gordon. Student Rotarian, Tallie Wright, was present for her first visit. She is the daughter of Michaels and Paula Wright and is a member of New Song Christian Fellowship. She has one sibling, Collyn Wright, 23. At Brady High School she has participated in cross country, basketball, track, softball, Inter Act, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Teachers of America, National Honor Society, PALS, Student Chamber of Commerce, Student Council and SPOOKS. She received the Terry Whitworth Award, was recognized in “Who’s Who Among American High School Students,” was listed on the National Honor Roll, attended Texas Girls State as well as the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly. She was nominated for All-American Christian Athlete, received both the National English Merit Award and the National Foreign Language Award, was All-District honorable mention in basketball, received the Academic All-District Basketball Award and attended the Farm Bureau Leadership Forum. She serves as president of the NHS, captain of the Lady Dawg basketball team, president of the Inter Act Club and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team. She plans to attend Texas Tech University and become a child psychologist helping children with special needs. President Brad Bowen presented Miss Wright with a 4-Way Test banner for the Inter Act Club of Brady High School. President Bowen also reminded members of our Rotary food trailer at the Goat Cook-Off, as well as our putting up flags on Saturday only. Program chairman Bill Man introduced Lynn Farris, owner of the local radio station. Farris and wife, Lucille, moved here from Grand Prarie in 1995 when he purchased the radio stations. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He told some of the history of KNEL: i.e. it was the 16th radio station in Texas beginning in 1935 in the back of Gartman’s music store, then moving to the second of floor of the Gibbons building. Some of the Texas older stations were WBAP and WOAI. KNEL broadcast during daylight hours only 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The original owner was Grady Burns. Farris showed pictures of Burns as well as some of the announcers or singers: Joe Connaly, John Sloan, Major Benefield, Slim Rhinehart and Brady Gospel Singers. The FM station was added in 1979: 95.3. The AM station is 1490 on your radio dial. The $2 bill was won by Connie Locklear for knowing that the Stained Glass Association of America recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Program chairman for Sept. 2 is Mrs. Munden.

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