Terrell Carla Ford Robinson ’85

Terrell was an all-around participant in SPHS’s Track and Field team from 1982 – 1985. She was a sprinter, hurdler, long-jumper and shot-putter. She ran cross country in the fall and indoor track in the winter. She was a member of the JV Basketball team. In 1985 she was awarded All Public Honors in the long jump and was Southern’s Track and Field MVP. She remains one of the foremost hurdlers in the school’s history. Terrell was a member of, and MVP of, Southern’s dance team. In 1985, Terrell’s athletic abilities were called upon at the last minute to fill in for an injured player and joined the softball team, where she participated in the public league championship game. She continued her athletic career at Penn State University where she played basketball for one year and track and field for a year until she was sidelined by injuries. She graduated with a BS and then went on to receive an MS degree in Health Education. After Penn State she continued to share her time and athletic talents with the community as a volunteer track coach, youth basketball coach and sports camp coach for both girls and boys. Terrell joined and trained in the Penn State Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and the 341st Medical Reserve Unit. She was an active member of the Army Veterans Medical Service Corps serving the US Military. She sits on the Exec Comm of the SPHS Alumni Assoc as the scholarship chairperson. Terrell believes that people should always pay it forward to help others reach their dreams and allow them to succeed.