School spirit & history
Jack H. Shugart was born in Dallas, Texas on April 16, 1929. Mr. Shugart graduated from Garland High School in 1946. While a student at Garland High School, he lettered in basketball, baseball, and football. He served as senior class president and was voted "Most Popular." He was also the first GHS graduate to be chosen to play on the North/South All Star Basketball Team. He went on to attend Texas A and M University. In 1952, Mr. Shugart entered the U.S. Air Force. After his discharge in 1954, he entered the Air Force Reserve. He retired with the rank of Captain. Upon returning from the Air Force, Mr. Shugart joined the family business-Shugart Service Station and B.F. Goodrich Store. He helped expand the family business to furniture and General Electric Appliances. He also began his life long involvement in Garland community activities.
Some of these activities included helping to form the Garland Pee Wee Football Association, serving as a member and president of the Garland Quarterback Club, host of the Garland Host Lions Club, and coaching for Garland Girls Softball and the Garland Boys Basketball Association. On April 1, 1966, he was elected to his first term on the Garland ISD School Board. He served on this board for nine years. After serving nine years on the School Board, Mr. Shugart served two terms on the Region 10 Board of Directors.
Mr. Shugart's dedication to service, his community and his country are evident in his lodge affiliation. He achieved the rank of 32nd degree Mason at Garland Lodge #441 and was active in both the Scottish Rite Temple and the Hella Temple Shrine.
Mr. Shugart's untimely death at the age of 56 in an automobile accident in April 1985 stunned the Garland community. Soon after his death, the GISD Board of Trustees voted to name the next elementary school in his honor. As his wife stated, "He dedicated much of his life to the education system. He thought it was essential to the future citizens of the world."
First school year was 1987-1988
School was dedicated on April 17, 1988
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