Contact Hall of Honor
Your tax deductible donation is appreciated.
Betty Strickland Rhodes attended Wylie schools all 12 years, graduating with 37 classmates in 1964. Betty comes from a long line of athletes, including her Dad, Willie Dee Strickland, who pitched fast pitch softball and relatives from the Clemmons and Simmons family, some of whom are also inducted into the Hall of Honor.
Betty was a class officer 3 years, participated in the Junior play, English Club, National Honor Society officer, voted High School Favorite and Most Athletic her Senior year. She played volleyball 1 year and basketball 4 years. She was captain and all-district her Junior and Senior years. She was also a cheerleader her Sophmore, Junior and Senior years.
In 1965 Betty married her high school sweetheart, Nick Rhodes, a 1964 Wylie graduate and 4 year starter on the football team. In 1967 they had a son, Jeffrey Paul, also a Wylie graduate and athlete excelling in baseball and football.
Betty and Nick still reside in Wylie. Nick now works for WISD at Cooper Jr. High.
They are antique dealers and avid soccer grandparents. Their granson, Jarod Stigall, went to Wylie schools from 1st grade thru 9th, then moved to Plano, graduating from Plano West with soccer all-district honors his Sophmore, Junior and Senior years. Jarod, a Junior, now attends University of Denver in Colorado on a soccer scholarship, making the starting team his Freshman year and named player of the year. He was an all-conference player, and his team, the Pioneers, have been to the NCAA Tournament twice with Jarod receiving many honors, including being named to the National Team and player of the week several times.
Nick and Betty Rhodes with their grandson, Jarod Stigall.
Honoring Athletic Achievement, Scholarship, Community Service and Character