Art Thompson*

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Art Thompson is another outstanding three-sport athlete whose two-year Napa High School career included six starting varsity seasons and a long list of honors. Thompson started at quarterback and on defense for the 1950 Indian football team, and in 1951 did the same, earning the Most Valuable Back award, All-Conference honors, and was elected team captain. He was a starting guard on the 1950-51 basketball team and on the 1951-52 North Bay League champions. Thompson was Second Team All-Conference in basketball. Thompson was an infielder on the 1951 baseball champions and hit .350 and made All-Conference in baseball in the 1952 season. Thompson also had other achievements at Napa High School. He was 12th grade vice president, representative to 1952 Boys State, member of the Interschool Council, ASB Commissioner of Athletics, Block N Society, and an honor student with college prep classes. Thompson went on to Napa Junior College, where he had two outstanding seasons in football and baseball. After his athletic endeavors, Thompson completed a long and successful career in law enforcement for Napa County. His popularity with teammates, classmates and citizens of the community is well-earned.