Andress Eagles remind us of the prideful Northeast communities

What a great sense of community I was lucky enough to witness Thursday at Andress High School! Truly, we as a District and as an entire city should be proud of the work the boys in Coach Jim Forbes’ Eagles basketball team have done this year. The boys will play in the UIL 5A Regional Semifinals on Friday against the Fort Worth Dunbar Wildcats in Snyder, Texas.  This is the second year in a row that Andress has a respectable streak in the basketball playoffs.

Students and teachers gathered on The Quad at Andress to bid farewell to the team on Thursday morning.  You could tell that the send off was appreciated by the boys and the coaching staff.

But what is more telling of the send off is the level of pride that the community of Andress — both on campus and off — has shown as they’ve rallied behind the team.  I feel lucky to be a part of this District and I’m honored to be given the opportunity to share in the pride and celebration at Andress.

Good luck to Coach Forbes and the team.  Go Eagles!

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