Early voting | April 24 - May 2, 2023
• Volunteer of the Year for McKinney (shared with husband Neil) (Kim Hoffman Award 1997)
• Citizen of the Year for McKinney (Carey Cox Award 2006)
• Collin County Living Legend (along with husband Neil) 2007
This beautiful performance center seating 1,200 is the perfect setting for McKinney’s incredibly talented choir, orchestra, band, dance, theater and visual art students. Fine Arts ROCK in McKinney! Lynn Sperry has long been their advocate!
January 31, 2019: McKinney Mayor George Fuller, School Board President Curtis Rippee and MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel introduced the public to the new McKinney High Performing Arts Center. Little did she know that Dr. McDaniel was about to announce that it was being named in honor of Lynn for her almost 40 years of service to the McKinney Fine Arts and school district in general. To say Lynn was surprised is an all-time understatement. (These notes written by husband Neil.)
At a special awards breakfast October 11, 2019, Serenity High in McKinney celebrated 20 years of changing students’ lives for the better. Such a recovery school was Lynn Sperry’s idea. She carefully researched the concept and nurtured the new school as it became the first public high school of its type in America. She has served as MISD board liaison to the Serenity advisory board while Neil has served alongside her as an active board member and volunteer.
The Community Event Center (“CEC”) is a beautiful facility that has already been home to school board meetings and scores of other school and community functions. Lynn is immensely proud to have the “S” parking lot named for her positioned directly outside its door.
This was Lynn’s shocked reaction when the cover was removed from the “S” parking lot, named in her behalf. Dr. Rick McDaniel stood alongside.
So many words would be appropriate coming from Lynn’s lips here, but let’s just pretend you can hear her saying, “Thanks, McKinney, for the chance to be of service to our schools for all of these years. I look forward to helping for 4 more.”
Because of her many years of service, Lynn’s name is on bronze plaques in the entry of every school in this district as well as this photo plaque at the new stadium.