2014 Hall of Honor inductees announced

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

Caldwell County Schools will present the 12th annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony on Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in celebration of Caldwell County graduates who have made significant contributions to their profession and community.

The 2014 Hall of Honor inductees are Dr. Leonard Homer Bolick, Dr. Lyndon C. Kirby and James Miller Whisnant. Posthumous awards will be presented to the families of John Christian Bernhardt and Magruder Hill Tuttle. The News-Topic plans to run brief profiles of the inductees in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the ceremony are $20 each at the Education Center until April 4. The Education Center is at 1914 Hickory Blvd. SW in Lenoir.

Each year a 15-member selection committee representing communities in each high school district accepts and reviews nominations for the Hall of Honor. A nominee must meet one of the following criteria to be considered as a candidate for the Hall of Honor: 1) be a graduate of a Caldwell County Schools, 2) while attending Caldwell County Schools was admitted to the N.C. School of Mathematics and Science or the N.C. School of the Arts and received a high school diploma from that institution, or 3) ended his/her secondary education as a Caldwell County Schools student, did not receive a high school diploma, but did receive a post-secondary degree from an institution of higher learning.

Nomination forms are available year-round at the Education Center. The program began in 2003, and since then 58 inductees have been added to the Caldwell County Schools Hall of Honor.

Sponsors for this year’s Hall of Honor event include Ron and Christine Beane, Broyhill Family Foundation, Cajah Mountain Discount Pharmacy, CBSA Architects Inc., Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County, Huffman Hosiery Mills Inc., and Brent and Kathryn Kincaid.