It was almost a year ago now that Missy Landwehr and her family moved to Burkburnett from the Metroplex when her husband got a new job.
That meant pulling their daughter out of her school and enrolling her at Burkburnett High School.
It was one of many adjustment they had to make.
“She’s from a big school coming to a small school. So it was an adjustment. From city to country, another adjustment,” said Missy Landwehr the parent of a Burkburnett High School student.
But, Missy said those adjustments were a lot easier thanks to coach Loy Triana.
Not only did he help make her daughter’s transition smooth, he helped her excel in her new school.
“She’s actually is ranked number six out of her class of 224. She has a 4.5 gpa and she has adjusted very well and I think a lot of it’s from him by introducing her to people so she wouldn’t feel left out when she first started here,” said Missy.
That’s why Missy wanted to give the $300 to coach Triana.
With 15-years under his belt as a coach and teacher in Burk, Triana said he’s always happy to help his students succeed.
“It’s just the fact and the influence that you have on kids, that’s what it is. It’s the light bulb, which I don’t know if we saw it today. But if you see the light bulb, that helps. That’s the main thing,” said Coach Triana.
And with coach Triana and others helping kids turn on their light bulbs, there’s a bright future ahead.