Dr. Pat Morgan was presented with the Watauga County Board of Education’s Servant’s Heart Award, the highest honor the board presents.

The honor was presented during the Board's April 9th meeting.

Over the last 41 years Dr. Morgan has been a staple in Watauga County Schools, sharing his love for reading with students at Cove Creek, Bethel and Mabel schools.

Brian Bettis, principal of Bethel School said Morgan visits several classrooms in his school each week reading to students in Kindergarten through third grade.

Anne Donadio and other teachers from Cove Creek School were on hand for the award presentation, and said Morgan's visits were a highlight for students each week.

Mabel School principal Mark Hagaman hanked Morgan for his dedication to Mabel School and for the impact his service had on generations of students there.

Photos - Top: Pat Morgan reading to children in 1966, and in 2018
             Bottom: Pat Morgan with Brian Bettis, Mark Hagaman and Anne Donadio at the April meeting of the Watauga County Board of Education.