The Drama/Theater Teacher at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Mr. Nicholas Morris, was honored at the May 25, 2017 Betty Buckley Awards at Casa Manana. He was awarded the 2017 Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being the most outstanding in his field in North Texas, and given an all-expense-paid trip to San Diego for two this summer!
Nicholas has dedicated his career of more than twenty-five years to instill a love of the theater and drama in all of his students. He says he is continuously amazed at how they overcome challenges and rise to the next level of excellence! Mr. Morris received his Bachelor of Arts and Theatre from Midwestern State University, and his Master of Arts from Dallas Baptist University.
DEBBIE O’BRIEN has been named the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being selected the most outstanding secondary school teacher in all of the North Texas schools! Miss O’Brien received her new crystal trophy and check for $1,000 at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performance at Bass Hall on Friday, May 12; and was recognized again at the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra concert on May 14, 2017.
Debbie is currently the orchestral music teacher at Fort Worth I.S.D.’s combined Benbrook Middle-High Schools, and has produced many Texas state winners in her twenty-nine years of teaching. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Texas in Arlington, and her Master’s Degree from Texas Christian University. Congratulations, Debbie!!