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Mike Terrill leading the Q&A in front of a packed house at the Centennial Dinner held at Bullion Plaza. Photo by LCGross
Mike Terrill leading the Q&A in front of a packed house at the Centennial Dinner held at Bullion Plaza. Photo by LCGross

A Look Back on Miami History through the “Great Carnack Q & A”

During last night’s Centennial dinner celebrating Miami’s 100th anniversary, Miami alum, Mike Terrill, presented the audience with a look back on Miami’s history through a Q&A session where he provided the answer and looked for the question. He titled his portion of the Centennial Dinner, “The Great Carnack Question and Answer Session.” 

Here then is what you missed if you were not able to make the dinner. 

1Answer: He was called the Arizona Kid and won the Congressional Medal of Honor in WWII.

Who is: Master Sergeant Manuel Mendoza of Miami?
2Answer: Leo Terrill, Robert Barcon and Mike Pastor. 

Who were the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers leadership in the 1950’s and early 60’s that fought for safety, equal pay and apprenticeship for all union employees?
3Answer: 1941 and the numbers are 44 to 40.

What year did the Vandals win their first basketball championship and what was the score against Peoria?
4Answer: Lupe Acevedo, Eli Lazovich, Fito Trujillo, Rudy Moreno and Hector Jacott.
What was the starting line up of the Vandals team which won the state basketball championship in 1951 against Carver?
5Answer: Letch Quin and the Miami Sports Hall of Fame located at Miami Memorial Library.
Going back 100 years, who was the first all state Vandal and where can I read about him?
6Answer: She owned Ramona’s Mexican Food Products and was the 34th Secretary of the Treasury from December 1971 to February 1974.
Who is Ramona Acosta Bañuelos
7Answer: Esteban Torres, Duke Sinner and Ed Pastor.
What three Miami residents have served in the U.S. House of Representatives?
8Answer: Don Larsen.
What former Globe-Miami Brown pitched a perfect game in the World Series in 1956 against the Brooklyn Dodgers?
9The answer is Silvero Barreras.
Who was the first Hispanic Principal of Miami High School?
12Answer: 115 and 53.
How many Vandals have made all All-State, and how many state championships have the Vandals won?
13Answer: Dr. Edward Aguire.
Who was the first Commissioner of Education for the nation and graduated from Miami High School in 1948?
14Answer: 11 states.
How many states have a city named Miami?
15Answer: Dave Stapleton and Matt Pagnozzi.
What two former residents of Miami played major league baseball?
16Answer: Cherry Roberds.
What Miami High School coach has won 20 state championship titles and is in the National High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame?

To see more photos from the Centennial Dinner visit our photo album. 

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