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What the Battle of the Red Rail Means to Me

When I first started working in Grapevine Colleyville ISD, it was easy to identify my roots because I still carried my maiden name: Oravetz. If you are someone who has been in GCISD for a long time (and in this respect, I am talking over 40 years ago or so) you might recognize the name. My grandmother Nell Oravetz was a homemaking and mathematics teacher in the district and she taught at the high school that I now am an associate principal at: Grapevine High School. I never had the honor of meeting my grandmother as she passed away 3 months before I was born, but I have been told that we would have gotten along quite well. I know that she LOVED teaching (she often taught classes in the community as well) and that she was a bit of a disciplinarian (did I mention that I'm an associate principal...).

My roots in Grapevine High School don't stop there however. I am also the daughter of two 1979 graduates of dear old, GHS. One of my favorite pictures of my parents (see below) is fr…