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Originally published: 2013-01-11 13:59:49
Last modified: 2013-01-11 13:59:49

WCS considers naming field for Leigh Wallace

The Watauga County Board of Education will consider a request Monday to name the high school lacrosse field "Wallace Field" after teacher and coach Leigh Cooper Wallace.

Wallace, 43, died unexpectedly last month after a brief illness.

In a letter to the board, WHS Principal Marshall Gasperson wrote: "I make this recommendation based on Coach Wallace's service in the areas of physical education, health education and athletics at Watauga High School. Through hard work and intensive motivation she has contributed greatly to past successes of our cross country and track programs. As the inaugural coach of the WHS women's lacrosse team, Coach Wallace successfully led the transition of the program from a club team to NCHSAA sanctioned interscholastic sport."

If the board approves the recommendation, it will need to consider whether to waive its fee schedule for facility naming approved last year.