Russell also pointed out that early in Lamar’s history it only had a handful of teachers and the City of New Braunfels had only about 6,000 residents. Today, New Braunfels ISD alone has nearly 10,000 students, he noted.
NBISD School Board President Eric Bergquist congratulated all of the Lamar family for this momentous achievement.
“As we celebrate the past – the last 100 years – of this school, we will also look to the future with optimism and excitement,” he said.
NBISD Superintendent Dr. Laurelyn Arterbury ended the ceremony with the gift of a plaque to Russell.