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Carlsbad High announces 2021 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

As a child, Veronica Gonzales attended sports camps at Carlsbad High School (CHS) and noticed plaques and pictures of those inducted into the Carlsbad High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Now known as Dr. Veronica Bruce, she will join Terrance Orgain, George Wilson Knapp, and John Tigert as the 2021 inductees into the Carlsbad High School Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 8.

Bruce graduated from Carlsbad High School in 2001 and earned multiple letters in volleyball and track field.

Former Carlsbad High School student-athlete Veronica Gonzales Bruce joins Terrance Orgain, George Wilson Knapp and John Tigert as inductees into the 2021 Carlsbad Athletic Hall of Fame.

“I remember walking the halls of the Carlsbad High School gymnasium and seeing all the plaques and photos of all the hall of famers whenever I was there for summer sports camps for volleyball and basketball and thinking one day, I too could accomplish much to be could be considered one of those to go into the Hall of Fame,” she said.

“I think it’s truly an honor and I’m super excited about it and it is really a highlight on some of the accomplishments I’ve had in the past.”