The new mini-pitch at Wilson Elementary has been named after a former principal of the school.
Earlier this week at the Ottumwa School Board meeting, a dedication ceremony was held by Superintendent Mike McGrory, according to an Ottumwa Courier report.
McGrory said the mini-pitch will include words of dedication on both of the goals to Hendred, who also received a plaque at the meeting. Hendred was honored for raising recreation funds for Wilson Elementary and his commitment to education. Hendred is currently the principal of Liberty Elementary.
“His dedication to education has impacted so many people’s lives. He’s an example of what it means to be the best.”Superintendent Mike McGrory
Hendred is considered a “Bulldog legend” and has been with the district since 1988.
“The community has given so much to me, and it’s just a chance to give back to you. Thank you for all that you have given to me, and as long as I’m alive, I’m going to give everything I’ve got back to you, so thank you very much.”Liberty Elementary Principal Jeff Hendred