Students and staff at Bobby Shaw Middle School will pause to observe Bobby Shaw Day on Friday, Dec. 3. Two programs are scheduled, one at 9:15 a.m. and the other at 10:15 a.m.
Shaw was a 1940 Pasadena High graduate who served as a Musician Second Class in the U.S. Navy. He lost his life aboard the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
As a member of the Pasadena High band, Shaw played trombone and received many honors at state competitions for his solos. He enlisted in the navy only a few months after his graduation and entered that service branch's School of Music in January 1941.
In honor of Shaw's ultimate sacrifice, the Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees approved the naming of Bobby Shaw Middle School in February 2008.