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2012 Outstanding Alumni and Distinguished
2012 Outstanding Alumni
L.J. Nagy, Class of 1952
Louis John Nagy, better known as L.J., calls the Spring area his life-long home. Growing up on a dairy farm, he graduates from Carl Wunsche High School which transitions into the current Spring High. He goes on to attend Sam Houston State University and just a year later marries his high school sweetheart, Carleen, who he celebrates their love story with in almost 60 years of marriage.
As he works full time and raises three children, he continues to thirst for more education which he finds as a part time student at Texas A&M, University of Houston, Western States University, and Trinity University. With determination and persistence, L.J. receives a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration after he turns 50. In addition, he earns a Real Estate Broker License and Master Senior Appraiser's Degree in residential and open land as well as commercial properties. Another title he carries is that of Cookie Man after baking 125 dozen cookies for the enjoyment of friends and family at Christmas.
Other adventures of L.J.'s life puts him working as the merchandise manager at Montgomery Ward Company, but when they want him to move to California, this Spring native refuses. This leads him into partnering with his brother Robert in his R.H. Nagy Company until retirement in 2008.
L.J.'s legacy really takes shape in all the service he gives to his church, Spring Baptist, and community with one of the most well known being a major supporter of Tri-Club both on the board and as a bidder. In fact, the very first Tri-Club Show was held on his dad's dairy farm in the early 50's.
Other highlights of his community-mindedness include being the chief cook and bottle washer at numerous functions, playing Santa, supporting men's prayer breakfast, and currently serving with his wife as Associate Director for the Senior Program at Spring Assistance Ministries where he helps provide food and fun.
While his dedication to the progress of Spring ISD and community warrants recognition, this big-hearted man quickly declares Carleen with their three children, five grandsons, and three great-grandchildren give him the most pride.
2012 Distinguished Faculty/Staff
Variety is the spice of life defines Susan Sheets. With her father being in the Air Force, she called many places home growing up, but she receives her high school diploma from San Antonio. From there, she decides to continue her education at Baylor, but after a year, the love bug bites and she marries an Army man whose service takes them to Alaska where Susan continues her studies.
Later, after they find their way back to Houston, Susan earns an Interior Design degree from University of Houston after which she exercises her talents with a home builder for a while; however, she feels there were new horizons she wants to explore. This leads her to seek her graduate degree in Art Education from Sam Houston State University which starts her 23-year teaching career.
Her talents, passion, and enthusiasm live through her students who hold numerous awards and recognition that include Houston Rodeo Art finalists, scholarships ( some full-rides and at prestigious universities), and art careers.
"Ms. Sheets has a deep love for art in all its forms and has a special way of importing that love to her students." "Thanks to her, I can recognize artists when I view their work in museums." "Most of us were taking Art I as an 'easy' elective class. Although it proved anything but easy, it was very productive."
Besides her classroom productions during all this time, she creates some living art - a son who graduated from Spring High, earns a law degree, lives in China, and makes Susan a grandmother.
With her creative juices still flowing and being a southern girl at heart, Susan continues to put her love of art on canvas which features horses, longhorn cattle, and Texas landscapes and features it at her galleries in Fredricksburg, Bellville, and Houston.
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