DENISON, Texas (KTEN) -- Dr. Henry Scott has accomplished plenty in his 61 years at Denison Independent School District, so it was no surprise people from all parts of the school and city turned out for his send off.

"I couldn't have written a script better than what's happened to me for 61 years," said Superintendent of Denison ISD, Dr. Henry Scott.

During his time with the school, Dr. Scott served as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent, but he says he couldn't have done it without everyone who worked beside him all those years.

"You don't do it by yourself. you do it with other people and I had great people to work with. our teachers are phenomenal and all our people does a great job.

Dr. Scott inspired many of those employees he complemented. 

"I was on teams where it was just about positive thinking and he trained us to think about the students and parents as our customers and that we were offering customer service," said member of the board of trustees, Becky Russell. "It was just new and innovative ways to think about."

And he will leave behind big shoes to fill.

"He's been a blessing to our school district, to our community, all who know him, love him. He's a great guy," said Head of security, Odis Luper.

The Denison Education Foundation presented Dr. Scott with a scholarship fund in his name to be given to future seniors. 

"We spoke to donors and the pile just kept growing, the money just kept flowing in," said Executive Director on the Denison Education Foundation, Melanie Trusal. "And so ultimately, we decided to get 61,000 dollars in honor of his 61 years of service."

If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, visit the Denison Education Foundation website.