Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor
2016 Inductees
George Carroll
Class of 1910
 George Carroll

George Charles Carroll was a 1910 graduate of Garrett High School.  He later served as its principal, Superintendent of the Garrett Schools, Superintendent of the Terre Haute, Indiana Schools and Senior Vice President of Merchants National Bank.

He was a 1st Lt. in the Balloon Section of the First Army in World War 1 and received the Distinguished Service Cross from General Pershing.  

He was a community and state leader of groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, Methodist Church, Cancer Society, Boy Scouts, and Crippled Children's Society.  

Because he focused on helping others, his life made a difference. 

Arthur Shoerner
Class of 1964

Art Shorter

Art Shoener was born and raised in Garrett.  He graduated from Garrett High School in 1964, University of Evansville in 1968, served in US Army Reserves, and attended Harvard Business School.  

After college, he was a trainmaster, Division Superintendent, and General Manager at Union Pacific Railroad.  He then served as Executive VP Operations from 1991-1997.  From 1998-2004 he consulted for various railroads and suppliers.  He was President of KCS and KCS de Mexico Railroads from 2005-2008.  He has served on the Federal Reserve Board Omaha, the UE Trustee Board, and various company and charitable boards. 

Douglas Smith
Class of 1970
Doug Smith

Douglas Smith grew up south of Garrett and graduated from Garrett High School.  He earned a BS in Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1976.

A long career working in deep-sea exploration with robot submarines has taken him to 50 countries and all 7 of the world's oceans.

Mr. Smith has been credited with innovations in robotic submarines, autonomous robot submarine control, deep diving video and still camera design, precision subsea laser optical measuring systems, and integrated sonar/robot submarine mine hunting systems.  

Judith Johoski Werner
Class of 1963
Judith Werner

Judy Johoski Werner graduated from GHS, and then earned a BA from Purdue and a M.Ed. at LSU.  She taught English for 12 years, then graduated from N TX State U medical school, completing residency at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.  She practiced family medicine and taught medical students for the next 24 years. 

At Methodist she was the first woman physician elected as Medical Staff President.  Ten years later, she was re-elected; another first.  She has been recognized by local, state and national media as an outstanding family physician.  

She credits Mr. Jack Bateman from GHS, with her love of medicine and teaching.  

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