Pictured: Rich Sena, BISD Trustee, Rob Ziegler, Hill Country Council for the Arts, Tommy Price, BISD Superintendent, Jason Scott, Huckabee Architects, Wayne Voss, Tyler Voss’ father, Marcy Voss, Tyler Voss’ mother, Gail McKenna, artist/sculptor’s wife, Jerry McKenna, artist/sculptor, Dr. Heberto Hinojosa, new principal of Voss, Mark Stahl, BISD Executive Director of Operations, Jeff Rodriguez with Huckabee Architects and Christian Cortes, Bartlette Cocke.
January 22, 2019- The new BISD middle school under construction at Highway 46 East and FM 3351 near Bergheim is named after standout Boerne student and Air Force Captain Mark “Tyler” Voss.
Voss was a 2004 Boerne High School graduate, a gifted pilot, and an exceptional young man. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2008 and received his wings in 2010.
Captain Voss was in command of an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker in Kyrgyzstan on a combat mission to refuel other planes over Afghanistan on May 3, 2013, when a mishap brought down the plane. Captain Voss and his two crewmates all perished in the accident.
To honor Voss and his crewmates, a large scale memorial will be installed in the new school featuring the above wings cast by renowned sculptor Jerry McKenna, a Boerne resident, and retired Air Force officer.