Carmel High School Hall of Fame Inductees Announced


James Inskeep, CHS athletic director, and Dr. Terry L. Grimm will be inducted into the Carmel High School Hall of Fame and honored at the annual alumni banquet on April 15, 2013, at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Pictures of the honorees will be added to the “Wall of Fame” in Carmel High School.
The Hall of Fame has been in place for over 10 years and is the highest honor Carmel High School (CHS) can bestow on a graduate. Inductees were selected based on the following criteria:

  • Nominee is a graduate of Carmel High School for at least ten years
  • Nominee has displayed exemplary achievement in the nominee’s area of specialization
  • Nominee has received recognition, honor, and awards on the local, regional, national, or international level
  • Nominee has demonstrated service in the community in which they live or have lived
  • A personal statement of 250 words or less by the nominator illuminating the nominee’s impact and contributions that warrant the nominee’s selection to the Carmel High School Hall of Fame

The CHS Hall of Fame committee is comprised of nine high school students, sponsored by Dave Bardos, and seeks CHS graduates who have made significant contributions to their community and profession. Full biographies of the two inductees are below.


James G. Inskeep, Class of 1992

Mr. Inskeep graduated from Carmel High School in 1992 and received a BA in Education from Purdue University in 1996. He returned to Carmel to begin his exemplary career as a teacher at Carmel Junior High School. Working there, he was nominated for Disney’s American Teacher Award, honoring creativity in teaching. In 2000, he transitioned into the position of assistant athletics director at Carmel High School and shortly after became the Director of Athletics, responsible for managing Carmel’s 20 varsity sports and the 1150 student athletes who compete each year. In this position he has led the school to innumerable accolades including 46 team state championships, distinction from CBS Max Preps as the #1 large school athletic program in the nation, and countless record breaking years for both individual sports and also for the school as a whole.

Inskeep also serves as the liaison with the IHSAA, Greyhound Booster Club, Carmel-Club Parks and Recreation, and Parent Support Groups and continually strives to give back to the community by donating his time and effort to Grace Community Church, Carmel Dad’s Club Board of Directors, and the Indiana Teaching Faculty for Athletic Administration Leadership Courses. Mr. Inskeep has always been willing to work behind the scenes to persistently push the boundaries of success for his school and his community.
Dr. Terry L. Grimm, Class of 1983

Dr. Terry L. Grimm started his post-high school career at Purdue University where he obtained a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering in 1987. He continued his education at MIT, receiving his doctorate in Applied Plasma Physics/Nuclear Engineering in 1992. Twelve years after his graduation from MIT, his success caught the attention of the Cryogenic Society of America, who awarded him the Roger W. Boom Award due to his promising prospects in the field of cryogenic engineering. In 2005, Dr. Grimm founded Niowave, a worldwide leader in superconducting accelerating research. He has earned many accolades including the CSC Carl H. Rosner Entrepreneurship Award for Applied Superconductivity and the SBIR/STTR small business of the year from the Department of Energy.
In addition to his extraordinary contributions to science, Dr. Grimm has also given back to the community in many ways. Through his company, he has hosted a two-week long school that offers graduate level accelerator science courses that are often not offered at universities. He has sponsored a 16 and under girls’ softball team and a science program, “F1 in Schools.” Dr. Grimm was also a Cub Scout Leader from 1996 to 2001.