This year’s Dragon Hall of Honor includes six new inductees.
The class was honored during the Homecoming Parade in Town Square and during pre-game of the Homecoming Game.
The Carroll ISD Athletic Department created an Athletic Hall of Honor to celebrate excellence and salute the contributions of individuals whose advancement of athletics in Carroll ISD and beyond has made a profound difference in the lives of our young people and the community.
Each year, nominations are taken and multiple members will be selected to the Athletic Hall of Honor by a Hall of Honor committee. Once nominated, an individual will stay on the nomination list. Nominees can be coaches, teachers, administrators, athletes, fans, or booster club members who have contributed significantly to Carroll ISD athletics programs. Once nominated, individuals remain indefinitely on the nomination list for future consideration.
This year’s class includes…
Ed Beauvais, Dragon Supporter
Beauvais moved to Southlake in 1989, joined the athletic booster club and has been wearing green and supporting the Dragons for nearly three decades. He was one of the original members of the Dragon Council, a group of diehard Carroll fans who serve various volunteer roles for the athletic program. Over the years, Ed could be found painting the field at old Dragon Stadium, organizing car shows for the CABC, working the chains at sub-varsity football games or manning the clock at football and soccer games. Ed has also served on Carroll ISD Board committees including Budget and Finance, District Advisory and Revenue Enhancement. He also authored a paper on school size and academic performance.
Sam Booker, Baseball, Football
Few pitchers in Carroll Dragon history have been more dominant than Booker. Nicknamed “Dr. K,” Booker put the Dragon baseball program on the map in 1982, during his senior year. Booker led Carroll to its first baseball state championship winning the Class 2A state title against West Sabine. Booker pitched the Dragons to a victory in the semifinal and the final. Following high school, Booker played for Texas Wesleyan and TCU and was drafted by the Rangers. After a brief stint in the minors, he stayed with the sport he loved and coached baseball. He served as a head coach at Carrollton Turner, Fossil Ridge, Boswell and was the pitching coach on the Dragons’ 2002 state championship team. Booker also played quarterback at Carroll and led the Dragons to a 9-1 finish in 1981. He and his wife have three children who graduated Carroll.
Kate Eveland-Schierholtz, Basketball, Track
Kate was a two-sport standout in basketball and track at Carroll. She was a four-year all-district starting point guard and an all-state selection for the Lady Dragons. She finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer. Kate was the Co-Offensive District MVP her senior year and helped lead Carroll to the postseason all four years. In track, she was one of the school’s top sprinters and ran the 4×100 and earned a regional title in the 4×400. Following high school, she played at San Diego State and finished in the top 10 in several individual categories. Kate graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in International Business. Kate joins her sister Kristi Eveland in the Dragon Hall of Honor. Kristi, a former soccer standout, was inducted into the Hall in 2015. Kate lives in Arizona and is married to two-time World Series champion Nate Schierholtz. The couple has a 10-month old daughter Avery.
Dr. Ted Gillum, Administrator
Gillum served as the Carroll ISD Superintendent from 1996 to 2002. During Gillum’s tenure, he oversaw a district during some of its most impactful growth in the last 20 years. With Southlake’s population and businesses expanding, Gillum was in charge of leading and mapping a plan for CISD’s fast expanding growth. Over a six-year span, CISD opened Durham Intermediate/Elementary, Eubanks Intermediate and Rockenbaugh and Old Union Elementary schools, Dragon Stadium and the CISD Aquatics Center. Gillum also led a district that won its first Lone Star Cup in 2001, which is an award given to the state’s best overall athletic and academic programs. Gillum currently works as a consultant for Superintendent Certification with the Region 11 Service Center in Fort Worth. His wife, Carolyn, is a former Carroll ISD diagnostician. Gillum is still an avid Dragon sports fan and his daughter works in the district and he has grandchildren attending Carroll schools.
Mike Uldrich, Football
Uldrich has a special place in Dragon football history. He was the starting quarterback of Carroll’s first football state championship in 1988. That season Uldrich led the Dragons to their first 16-0 season and a Class 3A state championship with a 42-8 victory against Navasota. The senior led the Dragons to 40 or more points in five of their six playoff games and he became the first Carroll quarterback to pass for 1,000 yards in a season. Uldrich was not only a standout at quarterback, but also started two years at cornerback. Leading an undefeated team led to accolades and Uldrich was selected all-state at both positions in 1988. He also became the first Dragon named the state’s Most Valuable Player that same season. Uldrich also lettered in basketball and was the student body vice president. Mike and his wife Laura have three children and he currently works in Dallas as a Project Executive for the McCarthy Building Companies.
Chase Wasson, Football
Carroll made the move to Class 5A in 2002 and Wasson was a major reason it was a history-making jump. Wasson was the foundation for Dragon football’s shift toward a pass-based, no huddle offense under Todd Dodge. Wasson, son of current Dragon coach Hal Wasson, engineered one of the most prolific offenses in state history as the Dragons went 16-0, won the 5A state title in 2002 and regained the state spotlight. Carroll became the first program to win a title in the first year after moving up in classification. Along the way, Wasson rewrote the state’s passing records at the time throwing for 4,822 yards and 54 touchdowns and also rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 16TDs. In 2002, his amazing season was capped with a Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year award and threw for 490 yards in the state title game. Chase and his wife Shay have a son named Cal.
The Carroll Middle School Wind Ensemble has been named a Commended Winner in the 2014 Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project. This places the Carroll Middle School Band as one of the top middle school band programs in the country.
The CMS Wind Ensemble won this honor by submitting a live recording this past May of their challenging program of music that included “Prestissimo March” by Karl L. King and “Butterfly’s Ball” by Ryan Fraley. The Mark of Excellence program received 224 entries from thirty-five states this year.
All entrants receive a compilation CD recording of the winning band performances. Winners are also recognized in regional and national publications and conventions.
The adjudicators were Richard Floyd, Director Emeritus of UIL Music, Professor Anthony Maiello of George Mason University, and Professor Stephen Davis of the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
The members of the CMS Wind Ensemble are to be commended for representing their school and community at the national level in the highest regard, and for their hard work, dedication and unprecedented success throughout the year.
The CMS Wind Ensemble is directed by Michael Oglesby, Nathan Brazell, and Sara Scott.
Members of each law enforcement agency and fire department from all over North Texas will be participating, many on their off-duty time, to honor these heroes. Spectators are encouraged to stand along the roadways and wave. U.S. flags are encouraged!
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and honor these recipients of our nation’s highest award for action and bravery above and beyond the call of duty in the face of the enemy. Most people never get to meet one Medal of Honor recipient.
There may be as many as 17 present in Gainesville this year. There are only 81 living Medal of Honor recipients. This is truly a special event. Please join us in honoring these brave men and women.