Janie Boyd Worst grew up in “small town” Dumas, busy with sports and academics until she graduated in 1965. When she arrived at Texas Tech to begin her college career, it soon became clear to her that the preparations she had received at DHS were outstanding. As a freshman, she found herself tutoring upperclassmen in biology, and she was asked to skip the first year Latin class and go to second year. This was because of the high standards her teachers had fixed for her in high school. She completed her degree at the University of North Texas and devoted her life preparing students for life by teaching in public schools. She has devoted her life to changing the lives of others, one student at a time.