Burnet CISD’s Award for Distinguished Burnet High School Graduate goes to Jason Holbrook. He graduated from Burnet High School in 2000. In high school, Jason was an excellent athlete, but more importantly an excellent student. After high school, he was accepted to West Point Military Academy where he majored in Environmental Science. Capt. Holbrook was a Green Beret, Ranger and member of the Army Special Forces. He graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course and reported to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). He had previously served in Iraq before deploying to Afghanistan. He was deployed in July as part of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan. Jason, who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, died July 29, 2010 of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked their military vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Cap. Holbrook was awarded a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, and a Meritorious Service Medal. He is a true hero for the sacrifice he gave to our country and he represented Burnet with the highest esteem. School Board President Andy Feild presented the award to James and Elaine Holbrook, the parents of Captain Jason Holbrook.
2014 Burnet CISD Distinguished Former Employee