Longtime Murray science teacher, Dr. Johnny Bland, dies

Dr. Johnny Bland died on May 8. He and teacher Art Payne were the creators of the Murray Science Magnet Program devised in the 1980s. Bland and Payne introduced the Murray Science Fair to the school, a very successful part of Murray’s curriculum. Bland will be most fondly remembered by the relationships he established with students and families, and the way he would relate to all students with humor and wisdom.

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