More than 250 Wylie supporters gathered at Lytle Bend Ranch on Oct. 4 for an evening of celebrating its school district and raising funds to help teachers and students.
Dr. Katherine Holden Rinard, Wylie grad of 2001, entertained the crowd at the 9th Annual We Are Wylie Dinner with stories of growing up in Wylie. Before the dinner, Wylie grad Austin Martinez and his jazz quartet from the University of North Texas played under the trees as Wylie friends visited.
In a fun musical skit that reflected the night’s medical theme, Wylie Superintendent Joey Light was in some serious pain and appeared to have significant weight gain. Wylie grad Emily Schultz sang fun songs to him, such as “If You Only Had a Brain,” while trying to diagnose his problem. Wylie High principal Tim Smith joined in the fun, as did DI director Kim Cheek, who finally determined he was pregnant and delivered his baby – a new school.
All funds raised from the dinner benefit the Wylie Bulldogs Education Foundation, which provides grants for teachers and scholarships for students.