Teri (Nicholson) Schmidt, Sioux Falls, says she was humbled to be inducted into the Winner School Hall of Fame.
The presentation was made Saturday night at the halftime of the Winner boys and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte basketball game.
It was like old home week for Schmidt, who graduated from Winner High School in 1971. She had a chance to visit with several teachers she had in high school and also many of her classmates and others.
Schmidt is the head of he Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau. But she says “Winner is home. To be chosen to receive such nice honor is heartfelt,” she said.
Very active in high school, her outgoing personality has carried over to her job in Sioux Falls. For the past 34 years, Schmidt has been in charge of the visitor industry in Sioux Falls including all conventions, meetings, events and tourism-related business brought to the city.
Her biggest convention coming to Sioux Falls is Pheasant Fest on Feb. 16, 17 and 18. This is the first time this national convention has been in South Dakota.
In an interview after the awards presentation in Winner, Schmidt talked about Pheasant Fest. There will be lots more on her comments on Pheasant Fest in next week’s Winner Advocate. The story on Pheasant Fest will also have comments from local people who will be attending.