L to R: Bill Furlow, Dylan Merchant, Molly Furlow, Ansel Furlow, June Furlow & Bruce Furlow (seated)

The Academic Excellence Recognition Ceremony for Olsen Elementary School & Brundrett Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year was held at the Port Aransas Community Center.

During the ceremony Dylan Merchant received the Accelerated Reader of the Year award. Bill Furlow, son of the late Barbara Furlow, presented the award that was given in his mother’s memory. Bill was able to speak about his mother and her love for reading.