By ERIC VICCARO
The Bowie High School Hall of Honor added three more members during a special ceremony on Friday evening in the high school commons.
Ben Hill, Bennie Tidwell and Carolyn Cantwell joined elite Rabbit status.
All three athletes gave speeches and received an honorary framed picture. They were also recognized during halftime of the game between Bowie and Gunter at Jackrabbit Stadium.
“I never expected this,” Ben Hill said. “I was totally surprised. I’m honored beyond words.”
Hill deflected the attention away from himself, rather giving credit to his teammates for his successes.
Hill applied what he learned playing sports into a fruitful career in business, running the Dairy Queen in Nocona for 28 years, winning top sales in the state of Texas.
“It’s very humbling,” Cantwell said. “I am very excited to have this honor.”
Cantwell was extremely pleased her coach Jean Bridgewater could attend the ceremony.
Bennie Tidwell, Carolyn Cantwell and Ben Hill stand at midfield during their special halftime recognition ceremony at Jackrabbit Stadium on Friday. All three were inducted into the Bowie High School Hall of Honor that evening. Click on the image for the complete photo. (News photo by Blake Wood)