Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – June 23

Hall of Famers

Thumbs-up to the 15 former Seymour High School athletes and coaches recently selected for induction into the new Seymour High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The group consists of Mickey Beck, Joe Goodman, Bode Hill, Baron Hill, Bud Surface, Rick Mousa, Larry Shade, Donna Sullivan, Teri Moren, John Britton, Walt Wintin, John Judd, Danny Thomas, Barney Scott and Julie VonDielingen Shelton. To be eligible for the hall of fame, an athlete or team must have completed high school at least 20 years ago. A coach or contributor must have at least 10 years of service to Seymour High School.

Top 10

Thumbs-up to Medora native Michael Powell for being one of Franklin College’s Top 10 seniors. To qualify for the annual honor, a senior with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 must be nominated by a faculty or staff member. A senior also must show leadership on campus — both inside and outside the classroom — and embodiment of the Franklin College values.

Midwest meeting

Thumbs-up to Brownstown Central High School graduates Joseph Barnes, who recently finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 58 feet, 8¼ inches at the 43rd annual Midwest Meet of Champions at Ohio Wesleyan University, and Hailley Peters, who finished fifth in the high jump with a jump of 5-4 at the same meet. Teams from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio compete in the meet, which involves athletes who finish in the top three among seniors in their event at state meets.

Helping hands

Thumbs-up to the members of the Seymour boys and girls cross-country teams for the community service projects they recently completed at the Seymour Museum at Third and Chestnut streets in downtown Seymour. With the help of the athletes, scouts and others in the community, it is no longer question of when the city will have a museum worth bragging about, but a question of when.

No spitting

Thumbs-down to people who spit on sidewalks without regard to others who may have to walk the same sidewalks.