The Don R. Willett Elementary School

The Don R. Willett Elementary School

Pictured: Don R. Willett, his wife, and children.

Don R. Willett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dedicated the opening of the Forney ISD’s Don R. Willett Elementary School in Forney, TX. Willett attended Forney ISD public schools, graduating from high school in 1984. After receiving his law degree, Willett served as a justice on the Texas Supreme Court for 13 years before his appointment to the Fifth Circuit.

Willett, while attending the dedication ceremony, remarked “My deepest wish for the precious students at this school is that seeds are planted here for them to be engaged citizens and lifelong learners, to have an insatiable curiosity and wonder about the world. To dream audacious dreams and be catapulted toward achieving them.”

The school’s cafeteria was named in honor of Willett’s late mother, Doris.

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