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Freasier, Marquez receive Lamar Medal for excellence
Shannon Freasier and Tristan Marquez
The Stockdale Masonic Lodge No. 470 recognized two Stockdale High School graduating seniors by presenting them the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award for Excellence in Education. Stockdale Masonic Lodge Secretary Rick Rutland presented the medals to Shannon Freasier and Tristan Marquez during the May 27 annual Stockdale Awards Banquet.
The Lamar Medal is awarded to students and educators in recognition of outstanding personal achievement in academics, citizenship, community service, or sports.
Mirabeau B. Lamar, a Mason, was a president of the Republic of Texas and distinguished himself as the “Father of Texas Education” for his support of a public school system. He proposed the setting aside of public lands for the creation of a permanent endowment to support public education.
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