Teri Schmidt will be inducted into the Winner School Hall of Fame on Feb. 3.
Her ceremony will be held at the halftime of the girls game with CEB. Winner is hosting CEB in a boys and girl double header.
Schmidt graduated from Winner High School in 1971 and is the daughter of the late Dick and Virginia Nicholson.
She was active in Warriorettes, marching band and plays.
Schmidt graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1975 with her teaching degree. While in college, she enjoyed the challenge of being the baton twirler for the USD marching band.
After graduation, she taught one year in Ainsworth, Neb. and then taught in the Brandon Valley School System for nine and a half years.
She now serves as the executive director of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau where she has been employed since leaving education. 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. She is also responsible for the management of the Falls Park visitor information center.
The Winner High School graduate has earned several honors: teacher of the year for two consecutive years by the Brandon Valley School District, listed in “Who’s Who in Female Executivies” as well as “Who’s Who registry of global leaders.”
Schmidt was the first woman in Sioux Falls to be selected business leader of the year. She was featured on the cover of Sioux Falls magazine “Sioux Falls Woman” and selected as career profession of the year by YWCA leader luncheon.
Schmidt and her husband Jim, have two daughters: Brittany and Brianna.