The name Don Haskins is one recognized throughout the Borderland, and soon his name will be placed on a public school where the next generations will add on to the legacy.
Students and educators in the Upper Valley are looking forward to major upgrades with the $44.2 million Pre-K through 8th grade campus.
“Just to have that opportunity to really have the real strength of the technology and the opportunities for the kids in the new library we’re gonna have a big maer-space and an audio visual center so we can have broadcasting and classes like that,” Lincoln Middle School Principle Haidi Appel said.
EPISD will upgrade Lincoln Middle School in order to combine the students of Lincoln Middle, Bond and Roberts Elementary.
Their mascot will be the Sun Bear.
Among those attending the event were members of the Haskins family who hope the students who walk the halls will remember one of his mottos,
“When you start a project, don’t quit it, and I think that’s for sports or for anything else that kids try to be the best they can. I think that works in every phase of life,” Don Haskins’, son Steve Haskins, said.
They tell KTSM a school named after him would’ve been up there with winning the only NCAA basketball championship in the state of Texas.
“The biggest honor for a person I think is having a school named after him and he’s always been flattered and he never thought that they should draw much attention to him, but I really think he would be humbled by it.”