Georgetown ISD names new school after longtime mentor/volunteer

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS - Georgetown ISD announced Wednesday that the district’s new middle school will be named after longtime GISD mentor and volunteer George Wagner.

The district’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name the school for Wagner at their Sept. 19 meeting. GISD said more than 400 people submitted 83 unique names during the nomination process. Wagner has served as a mentor and volunteer in Georgetown ISD since 1997, and the district said he has been involved in various community programs through the years.

“He has 18 years of mentoring experience, is currently mentoring four to five GISD students, and also runs Junior University. Most of you may not even know who this person is; he doesn’t do this with a lot of fanfare. He does this quietly, and all he is concerned with is helping kids in need,” said board member Scott Alarcon in a release.

GISD said Wagner mentors 3-5 children per year and maintains long-term connections with them. A student who submitted Wagner’s name as a suggestion for the name of the new middle school said, “Me and Mr. George met when I was in 1st grade and now I am going into the 6th. Over the years, he has taught me to read, to help others, and self-discipline. Mr. George would come to Mitchell Elementary every week and spend time with us. Week after week, year after year. Mr. George helps me be a better me.”

Georgetown ISD added George Wagner Middle School is set to open in the fall of 2017.

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