New Braunfels ISD names three 2022 Silver Unicorn award recipients

From left, Sherry Harrison, Trent Wenzel and Cynthia Trujillo accepted the 2022 Silver Unicorn Awards. (Courtesy NBISD)
From left, Sherry Harrison, Trent Wenzel and Cynthia Trujillo accepted the 2022 Silver Unicorn Awards. (Courtesy NBISD)

From left, Sherry Harrison, Trent Wenzel and Cynthia Trujillo accepted the 2022 Silver Unicorn Awards. (Courtesy NBISD)

The New Braunfels ISD board of trustees honored three recipients of the 2022 Silver Unicorn award during the regular April 11 board meeting.

Since 1965, NBISD’s Silver Unicorn program has recognized more than 300 individuals in the community who have served the children and youth of the district.

This year, the district recognized Sherry Harrison, Trent Wenzel and Duane Trujillo for their contributions to the district.

Harrison served on the board of trustees for 12 years, according to the district, and filled the role of board secretary, vice president and president during her tenure before concluding her service in 2021.

Additionally, Harrison has volunteered at the Seele Elementary School library for nearly 20 years and is heavily involved with the Mid-Texas Symphony, according to an NBISD press release.


Wenzel is a lifelong resident of New Braunfels, has been an educator in NBISD for 22 years and has received several awards and distinctions, according to the release.

In addition to teaching, Wenzel has volunteered as a soccer coach for the New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association and in a variety of other capacities throughout the district.

Trujillo was posthumously recognized as a Silver Unicorn, and his wife, Cynthia, accepted the honor on his behalf during the April 11 meeting.

Trujillo served as an assistant principal at several district schools for 17 years and worked to recruit, develop and retain new teachers, according to the district.

For more information about the awards program, visit the NBISD Silver Unicorn website.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.