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Watson earns Region 8 honors, to compete statewide


PATTONVILLE - A Lamar County educator will represent the Region 8 Education Service Center in the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals competition. 

Prairiland Junior High School principal Leslie Watson will now compete with the 19 other middle school principals awarded in their respective regions statewide. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers.

Watson attended East Texas State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987. He attended Texas A&M University-Commerce and was awarded a Masters of Education in 2000.

Watson spent 23 years at North Lamar before becoming Junior High School principal at Prairiland two years ago.