On Wednesday evening, May 31st, in front of a packed Arlington Theater, Reid Baird was awarded the first Dr. Bill Ermert Athletic Scholarship. The scholarship of a thousand dollars was awarded by the Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation and presented to Reid by our very own Lion, Mrs. Rosa. Bill Ermert was always deeply passionate about family, education, and athletics. From an early age he recognized the value of education, as well as the meaningful and enriching opportunities that athletics provide for students. Dr. Ermert dedicated thirty eight years of his life to Riverside Unified School District where he served as a teacher, coach, principal, and assistant super-intendant, not to mention the years that he was a successful student an athlete in our district. He prided himself on integrity, and demonstrated and immense amount of compassion for both scholars and educators alike.
Reid and Mrs. Rosa.
Reamy Newman, Reid Baird and Jeff Newman.
Reid Baird, senior year football photo.