Tumey honored with Sagamore of the Wabash

Indiana State Rep. John Young (R-47) presented Tumey with a Sagamore of the Wabash award on behalf of Indiana Gov. Holcomb
Indiana State Senator Rodric Bray (R-37); Jack Russell, Board President;
Carol Tumey, Sagamore of the Wabash recipient; Indiana State Representative John Young (R-47);
Rich Arkanoff, Ed.D, Superintendent
 
(January 5, 2020) - The Board honored Carol Tumey for her 12 years of service to the Board with a video tribute. Indiana State Representative John Young (R-47) presented Tumey with a Sagamore of the Wabash award on behalf of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Governor and is presented to Hoosiers who have rendered distinguished service to the State.

During her 12 years as a member of the Board, Tumey has held several leadership positions and served as a Board liaison to many community groups. Tumey served for 40 years as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator at Center Grove High School. During that time, she forged a path for female athletes, developing the first girls’ sports program. Tumey became the first girls’ basketball coach and went on to coach girls track and field, volleyball, and cross-country teams. She is also credited with creating the first girls’ county basketball tournament. Upon her retirement from Center Grove in 2003, Tumey became a professor at her alma mater, Franklin College where she teaches the next generation of educators.