We say that Channel 3's morning meteorologist David Karnes is nearly world famous, and now, he's a hall of famer!

Karnes is being inducted into the Soddy-Daisy High School Hall of Fame on March 31 at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym.

The SDHS HOF began in 2009 with 13 inductees and has grown to 76 hall of fame members in its ninth year.  The SDHS HOF is not a sports hall of fame but an alumni hall of fame.  The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

SDHS students participating in the ceremony will be:  JROTC cadets honor guard, color guard; SDHS Trojan Band; broadcast media classes; SDHS Student Government Association.  Also various students will be recognized for outstanding achievement.  2009 Miss Tennessee Stefanie Wittler Beavers will sing.

The SDHS HOF Committee consists of 12 SDHS alumni who now teach at their alma mater. 

Here are the 2017 inductees: 

  • 1973 Geno Shipley- owner of Shipley Plumbing for 34 yrs; 21-year SD city commissioner, mayor; Shriner, Freemason. 
  • 1975 Dr. Ken Duggan- senior pastor of Bay Baptist Church; author; speaker; 25-year pastor of a church that began with 20 members and has grown under his leadership to 4,000 members. 
  • 1976 Carl Barnes- career Navy flight engineer; special assignment.
  • 1980 Rees Skillern (posthumous)- entrepreneur; CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute.
  • 1986 David Karnes- WRCB meteorologist; community activist; WGOW-FM radio host.
  • 2001 Kevin Ward- three-time TSSAA Wrestling State Champion; Oklahoma State University wrestler; current head wrestling coach at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. 
  • 2005 Stefanie Wittler Beavers- 2004 Soddy-Daisy Distinguished Young Woman; 2009 Miss Tennessee; 2010 2nd Runner-up Miss America.  Arbor Pharmaceuticals Cardiovascular Specialty Division, Louisville, Ky.