For 31 years, Eual Strickland was an integral part of life at Dumas High School. He wore many hats for DISD: bus driver, teacher, counselor, assistant principal, elementary principal, assistant superintendent. His favorite “hat” was the one he wore for the final 16 years of his tenure for DISD – the “hat” of Dumas High School Principal. As a teacher, Strickland was a guide to success for young men and women in the Vocational Agriculture programs at DHS. As principal, it was his delight to watch his students showcase their abilities in any arena they could – vocational programs, athletic venues, UIL events, One Act Play, band and choir competitions and exhibitions. His joy was to see students succeed, not only academically but in any area where they could shine like “stars”. After his retirement in 1991, Strickland and his wife moved to Amarillo, leaving a legacy of service and devotion to our school and community.