Walter Boyd came to Maroa in 1948 and became a devoted teacher and coach who absolutely loved each and every day of his teaching career. He taught for the district from 1948 until he passed away in December of 1971. His daughters, Tina and Suzy, attended Maroa-Forsyth schools from first grade through high school graduation, and his daughter Becky attended through her sophomore year. Tina and Becky followed in their father’s footsteps and became successful school teachers in Illinois and Missouri. Suzy served as a hospital administrator in Chicago, as well as an assistant professor in the School of Public Health at USC. Because the Maroa-Forsyth School District has such a special place in the hearts of the entire Boyd family, they decided to create a scholarship foundation to provide assistance to MFHS graduates. To date, the Walter Boyd Scholarship has awarded nearly $225,000 to forty-five different Maroa-Forsyth students since its inception in 2007.