2019 Honorees Announced
The GCISD Walk of Honor Committee is proud to announce the 2019 honorees of the GCISD Walk of Honor. These four individuals have served the District with honor, distinction, and service and will be honored permanently with plaques at Mustang Panther Stadium.
A Grapevine native, Billie Ebersole taught first grade for 35 years at Cannon Elementary before retiring in 1999. Billie is the esteemed recipient of many local and state teaching awards and a member of various local organizations, including the Grapevine Historical and Heritage Foundations and the Grapevine Library Board.
A Grapevine native and graduate of Grapevine High School, Bill Powers is an avid supporter of the city and his beloved Grapevine Mustangs. He became a volunteer firefighter in 1955, then a paid fire marshal in 1973 and then served as fire chief from 1984 until his retirement in 1999.
Mary Virginia Wall Simmons
A Grapevine native and graduate of Grapevine High School and SMU, Mary Virginia Wall Simmons lived in Grapevine all of her 98 years. Mary was an icon in the community due to her service in historical organizations, the keeper of Grapevine’s history and she is memorialized as one of the child skaters in the bronze statue on Main Street in Grapevine.
A Navy veteran who earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s from TCU, Roy Stewart is a retired homebuilder after careers at Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. He moved to Grapevine in 1981 at the urging of former GCISD Superintendent Mike Taylor and became a Grapevine City Council member and GCISD trustee. Roy’s wife, Joan, taught and volunteered many years at Cannon Elementary and Timberline Elementary.