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First Annual Distinguished Speaker Dinner

The Advancement Team and Distinguished Speaker chairs successfully celebrated the school’s first annual Distinguished Speaker Dinner.
Early Sunday, November 1, the hard-working staff of Taste of Texas began preparations for a new and exciting event. Because of COVID-19, the SBS community was faced with limitations for its annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon. However, thanks to the innovation of this year’s chairs and the Advancement Team, the event continued in an unprecedented form.

This year, individuals in the Second Baptist School community served as the hosts for the event. Small groups and families gathered together in homes to enjoy a delicious dinner generously donated by the Hendee family, SBS alumni parents and owners of Taste of Texas. Thanks to SBS faculty and staff, these meals were safely delivered directly to host homes. 

Those participating in this event were eager to view the highly anticipated Distinguished Speaker video featuring Head of School Dr. Don Davis, our Distinguished Speaker Dinner chairs Kimberly and Ryan Roth and Lisa and Eric Elder, Distinguished Alumna Carlie Zumwalt ‘04, Distinguished Alumni Parents Kelly and Michael Boyd and our Distinguished Speaker Willie Robertson. 

Over 700 people took part in this outstanding event. Many of which appreciated this year’s Duck Dynasty theme, either decorating their tables with large amounts of camouflage or adorning themselves with Willie Robertson's red, white and blue bandanas. The spirit of the SBS community thrived as host families and their guests enjoyed sharing in this creative dining experience.

Donations continue to come in, but the event has already raised over $305,000! Thank you, SBS community, for engaging in this new and noteworthy event. Thank you also for continuing to prioritize and bless our incredible teachers and staff, who are the backbone of Second Baptist School. We have them to thank for keeping our students together, educated and loved both on-campus and virtually. All proceeds from this event go toward financially blessing them this Christmas season and for salary increases in the next school year.

We would like to share this short video featuring our students as they share about the heart of SBS: Click here to view it!

2020 has certainly brought new challenges for everyone, but we are grateful for and blessed by a community that continues to prioritize excellence, tradition and giving.


Pictured: The Hardin Family
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