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Former Boswell High School teacher honored for her significant contributions to students, school district

Sharon Young and her son Michael pose in front of her dedication plaque with the Board of Education Trustees.   Michael Young cuts the ribbon while School Board members and DECA students hold the ribbon.

EMS ISD and the Board of Trustees hosted a dedication ceremony to honor a former Boswell High School teacher who made significant contributions to both the school district and the community. On March 7, the Board dedicated the Boswell High School courtyard in honor of Sharon Young who taught business and career preparation classes at Boswell for 45 years.   

"Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD has a long, proud, and rich history built by people with passion and vision to make a difference," said Dr. Jim F. Chadwell, EMS ISD Superintendent. "We are pleased to honor an outstanding lady who has made an incredible difference in the lives of so many students and families in EMS ISD."

One of Young's former students, Nancy Martson, shared Young's impact on her life and then gave the invocation. Former colleagues Tracy Hagar, John Abendschan, and Liz Hatley took turns sharing stories about Young and the mark she left on Boswell High School upon retirement. Reoccuring themes across all speakers' messages were Young's dedication to students, passion for teaching, strong mentorship, and her great sense of humor.   

School Board President Steve Newcom made the official dedication of the courtyard while presenting Young with a plaque. The Boswell High School Varsity Choir, under the direction of Ron Franklin, then performed the school song followed by Young's son, Michael Young, performing the official ribbon cutting. Boswell DECA students assisted with the ribbon cutting.

In addition to her district service, Young served on the Fort Worth High School Scholarship Committee for Remington College, awarding thousands of dollars to local graduates who wished to pursue careers in the business profession. She worked closely with local businesses, placing Boswell High School students in employment as a part of the CO-OP class, a work-study program. 

Young is remembered for her infectious school spirit. A graduate of Texas Christian University, her love of Boswell blue is rivaled only by that of her love for TCU purple. She was the type of friend, her colleagues say, they could depend on for a great laugh but also to listen with love and without judgment. She greeted everyone with a smile and made everyone feel welcomed as a part of the family because Boswell was her home.

Young’s long history of service and support of EMS ISD, Boswell High School, and the surrounding community left a lasting legacy on generations of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD students.