Many In Ross Perot's Hometown Of Texarkana Describe Him As The City's Favorite Son

Kelli Wiese
July 09, 2019 - 4:03 pm
H. Ross Perot

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TEXARKANA (KRLD) - Tina Veal Gooch with the Texarkana Independent School District describes Ross Perot as family.

She says he's helped the community and school district in so many ways. Gooch says, "We have benefited greatly from his generosity, from his wealth of knowledge and from his worldwide connections.

Perot graduated from Texas High School in 1947. 

In 2009, the school district him recognized him as a distinguished alumnus.

There's an academy named after him. Gooch says, "This Ross Perot Stem Academy at Texas High School serves students in grades 9th through 12th with the primary focus on science, technology, engineering and math. That is integrated into all core subject areas."