Columbus North High School alumni have founded a new scholarship honoring a beloved English teacher.
The Webb Salmon Excellence in English Scholarship will be administered by the Bull Dog Alumni Association, officials said in a recent release. The scholarship is named for former teacher Ollie “Webb” Salmon, who died on Dec. 15, 2020, at the age of 95. Salmon taught at Columbus High School, now known as Columbus North, in the ’50s and ’60s and was chairman of the English department.
Jenna Lang, Columbus North’s all-time leading scorer, has been selected to play in the High School All-American Game for girls soccer.
Lang sustained a season-ending knee injury late in the regular season. She is hoping to be ready, but most likely will not be able to play in the All-American Game, which will be Dec. 11 at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was the only girl from Indiana selected.
While the top-ranked Bull Dogs didn’t collect both team titles, they did come away with one team and one individual victory. Senior Reese Kilbarger-Stumpff was a surprise winner in the boys' race, and the North girls pulled out the team championship at LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.
The Bull Dog Alumni Association is postponing its annual Hall of Fame celebration due to the pandemic, but has announced its 2021 class of honorees.
The Hall of Fame is inducting these new members in absentia/posthumously this year with the hope that a ceremony can be conducted in person in 2022.