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The Bill “Bull” Cartwright Scholarship

The Madison High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) is pleased to announce the provision of a very special scholarship in memory of Bill “Bull” Cartwright (MHS ’62). Bill’s siblings: (Bobby MHS ’65), Jimmy (MHS ’69) and Rose Marie (MHS ‘70) are funding an annual $1,000 scholarship, separate from the traditional MHSAA scholarships, to go each year to a deserving high school senior who exemplifies the characteristics of their brother (a friendly, caring, compassionate, courageous, ambitious and achievement-oriented school leader).

In addition to being a “good guy” and friend to all, Bull lettered all four years in track and football. As captain of the football team his senior year, he was selected to the “All-AAA,” “All-City,” and “All-State” teams, honored as the “Lineman of the Year,” and listed (Honorable Mention) to the “All-Southern” team. Bull went on to play the tackle position all 4 years at the University of Memphis.

In addition to his athletic endeavors while at Madison, Bull was a Class Officer, Prom Committee Chairman, Student Council Representative, voted “Best All-Round,” and named a Civitan Medalist.

We encourage you to go to the “Bill (Bull) Cartwright Scholarship” page (under the “Awards” section of this website) for additional information, including past recipients of the Bill “Bull” Cartwright Scholarship.

The Purpose of Madison High School

The staff and students of Madison High School believed that the purpose of the school was to develop the student for successful personal, social and economic living and that the school should provide enriching experiences so that the pupil would mature in his mental processes, advance in an understanding of and appreciation for his social and cultural heritage and improve in his use of the communicative tools; speaking, reading, writing and listening and grow in the formulation and practice of high moral standards and ethical ideals.


Standing proudly there before us -
With your glory all around;
Truth and Justice be your watchword,
And may you in Love abound.

Madison High, we Love you dearly;
Proudly do we hail your name.
May your name go on before us,
Into Life's great hall of fame.

Open wide your doors of knowledge
Welcome all who enter here.
gain in wisdom, joy and honor -
Stand for all we hold most dear.

Madison High, we Love you dearly;
Proudly do we hail your name.
May your name go on before us,
Into Life's great hall of fame.

This is the singing of Madison High School Alma Mater at a final assembly program for friends, alumni, faculty, and the Madison Community. The day was Sunday, May 5, 1985. This was the conclusion of a program featuring former school administration and school board officials. The Madison High building was closed and later reopened as a middle school. For all of us that passed through the doors at Madison we hold some special memories. Our neighborhood high school was taken away but will always live in our hearts as a great place to grow up, fun times with friends, and dedicated teachers who really cared.

Larry DeWeese (Class of 67)

Published on May 14, 2014

Contact Information:
P. O. Box 836
     Madison, Tennessee 37116-0836

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