These four outstanding Bull Dogs were recognized at an induction ceremony on Friday evening, September 9. What a great group of Bull Dogs!
Be sure to stop by the high school when possible to check out the Hall of Fame Display, or you can view the entire Hall of Fame online at our Bull Dog Alumni Hall of Fame Page.
DUANE L. BARROWS, CLASS OF 1946
- Franklin College Graduate and Master’s Degree from Butler University.
- Teacher, Assistant Football Coach and Head Boys Swim Coach at Columbus High School.
- Coached CHS swim teams to a record of 116 wins, 98 of which were consecutive dual meet victories and 2 losses.
- His teams won 6 state championships, 2 runner-up finishes and one third-place finish along with 5 relay state champs and 28 individual state champs from 1956-65.
- Associate professor at Indiana State University, where he coached the men’s swim team to a record of 87 wins and 57 losses from 1966-79.
- Promoted and taught swimming for all ages while developing the Donner Swim Club in Columbus and then starting the Terre Haute Aquatic Club in 1971.
- Member of the Indiana Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame 2007.
- Recipient of the Franklin College Alumni Athletic Award for Outstanding Athletic Achievement and Special Service Award from the Indiana High School Swimming Coaches Association.
- Beginning in 1984, a four-year scholarship given in his memory to a graduating athlete from BCSC.
MARTHA MAY “MARTY” NEWSOM, CLASS OF 1945
- Franklin College Graduate and Master’s Degree from Ohio University.
- Pioneer in the Girls Clubs of America Movement, dedicating 41 years of distinguished service for the betterment of young girls and women.
- Executive Director of three different girls clubs from 1948-63.
- Director of the Western Field Services Office, organizing the first regional office for the Girls Club of America in Los Angeles from 1965-66.
- National Field Services Director of Girls Clubs of America, Inc. with HQ in NYC, 1966-83.
- Director of service centers, based in the National Resource Center in Indianapolis, which continued to provide programming advice, activity planning and problem-solving from 1983-90.
- Assisted in changing the name of the Girls Club of America to Girls, Inc in 1990.
- Recipient of the “Sagamore of the Wabash”, presented by Governor Robert Orr.
- Member of the Board of Directors for the Fund Raising Drive for the 2.2 million project for the rebuilding of the Foundation for Youth in 1997.
TERRY R. SCHMIDT, D.D.S., CLASS OF 1970
- Graduated Cum Laude from Ball State University.
- All-American Safety and academic All-American at Ball State.
- MVP his senior year in 1973.
- Distinguished Alumnus at Ball State.
- Member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.
- Played 11 seasons in the National Football League from 1974-84, 2 seasons for The New Orleans Saints, and 9 seasons for The Chicago Bears.
- Selected to the NFL all-rookie team.
- Graduated Magna Cum Laude as Co-Valedictorian at Loyola University’s College of Dental Surgery.
- Served as Dental Service Chief at 3 Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Chicago, Tampa and Asheville.
- Currently the Dental Service Chief at the Mountain Home Veterans Administration Medical Center in Johnson City, TN.
- In his 28th year providing dental care of veterans of the armed serviced through VHA.
- Travels on medical/dental mission trips annually to provide dental care to those underprivileged in Central America, South America and parts of Africa.
- Member on the Medical Board of the Christian Medical Service of Christians for Worldwide Evangelism.
ANTHONY W. “TONY” STEWART, CLASS OF 1989
- Racecar driver, race team owner, race track owner, racing series owner, and philanthropist.
- 4-time USAC Champion, including the “triple crown” in 1995.
- Indy Car Series Champion in 1997 and 3-time Nascar champion in 2002, 05, and 2011.
- Winner of “Rookie of the Year” awards in USAC, Indianapolis 500, and Nascar Sprint Cup.
- Only driver to win Nascar and Indy car championships.
- Member of the National Midget Racing Hall of Fame and USAC Hall of Fame.
- Started Tony Stewart Racing which has supported racing teams in USAC and World of Outlaws.
- Became co-owner and driver for Stewart-Haas Racing in 2009, sponsoring 4 cars in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series, which have won multiple races and championships.
- Formed the Tony Stewart Foundation in 2003 that grants funds to organizations serving chronically ill and physically disabled children as well as endangered animals and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing.
- More than 150 organizations receiving over 6.5 million to date in 42 states.