Nominations accepted for Hall of Honor

Dec. 09, 2012 @ 08:17 AM

If you know an accomplished professional or an outstanding community advocate who is also a product of the Caldwell County Schools, he/she would be eligible to be nominated for the Caldwell County Schools Hall of Honor.

Currently, 52 Caldwell County graduates are enshrined in the Caldwell County Schools Hall of Honor. Those who have been inducted have made significant contributions to their profession and/or community, and have exhibited exemplary character throughout their careers.

Nominations presently are being accepted for the Caldwell County Schools Hall of Honor until Jan. 3, 2013. The 2012 inductees will be honored at the 11th annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir.

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 NC School of Mathematics and Science or the NC 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.

The public is invited to nominate qualified individuals who meet one of the above criteria. Nomination forms are available at the Education Center, located at 1914 Hickory Blvd. in Lenoir (across from the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center) online at (listed under the community tab) or at the News-Topic office located at 123 Pennton Ave. in Lenoir.

The Hall of Honor selection committee, consisting of representatives from each high school district, the school system and the community, may select up to five inductees each year. Once a nomination form is received, the nomination stays on file with the Hall of Honor Committee for reconsideration each year, eliminating the need to resubmit.

For more information, contact Libby Brown, community services director and event organizer, at 828-728-8407, ext. 120.

Caldwell County Schools Hall of Honor Inductees


Robert A. Gibbons, Capt. James C. Harper, Dr. Donald W. Lackey, Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes, Capt. John Gordon Witherspoon


Dr. K. Christopher Beard, R.L. “Rooster” Bush, Dr. Linda Morrison Combs, Joseph Robinson, Lelia Judson Tuttle, Dr. Roger Witherspoon


F.P. “Bodie” Bodenheimer, Sen. James T. Broyhill, Dr. Bruce Collins Cresson, Richard Barton Hayes, Linda Dianne Hubbard, Dr. Louis Round Wilson


Nancy Thompson Alexander, Faye Tunmire Fincannon, Richard A. Curtis, Maj. Gen. Thomas Estes Moore, Kenneth A. Roberts


Ronald R. Beane, Edward A. Bryant, Dr. Caryl B. Burns, Dr. Annette Dula, A.W. (Bert) Huffman, Wilfred A. Roberts


Beverly T. Beal, Dr. Peggy A. Bradshaw, Rex R. Kiziah, Dr. Vickie V. Sutton, Eric L. Tolbert


Earl V. Echard, Dr. Glenn S. Harman, Maurice P. Hartley, Hugh P. Sherrill, Dr. Janice Carlton Swab


Gill Beck, Brent Kincaid, Robert Love, J. Steven Oliver, Jack Robbins


Dr. Joann Horton, Dr. Michael Palmer, Dr. Annie Katherine Prestwood, Walter Lee Roberts


Stella Azalee Austin, Paul Hunt Broyhill, William Happer, Dr. J. Neal Isaac, Dr. Sharon Smith Pennell