Sunday, December 29, 2013
Located in western Jefferson County, Deputy was the last high school to join the Madison Consolidated School system. Home to the Panther's basketball team, the school now serves as an elementary. Judy Kinnett Smith, Spence Schnaitter's secretary, was a cheerleader for Deputy High School and told us that one of her mother's last requests was to keep the Deputy Alumni Association going - something she has done. Judy's brother, Michael, was a star player for Deputy even though his right arm had been severely injured in a childhood accident. "He taught himself to shoot left-handed," Judy told us. After serving in Vietnam he came home, but was tragically killed in a car accident. To memorialize his time at Deputy & left-handed shooting technique, his mother had his likeness set in stone. CGS/MEK.