The newest additions to the Fayetteville Schools Hall of Honor were announced at a news conference today at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant by the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation. The 2013 honorees include Denise and Hershey Garner, Hugh Kincaid, and the late Rudy Moore, Jr.
The Fayetteville Schools Hall of Honor is a program of the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to enhancing public education in Fayetteville. The Hall of Honor began in 1997, and 57 individuals have been inducted into the Hall.
Previous inductees include Alan Adams, Martha Agee, Kathleen Dulan Alexander, Woody Bassett, Louise Bell, Larry Bittle, Jim Blair, Oma Blackwell, Jerry Brewer, Jessie Bryant, Jack Butt, Tom Butt, Sarah Caldwell, Carl Collier, Don Deweese, Tim Ernst, Rosemary Faucette, Joe Fennell, Dave Gearhart, Mary Ann Greenwood, David Hallin, Treva Hamilton, Eileen Hendricks, Henrietta Holcomb, Joe Holt, Miles James, Dr. Pete Jenkins, Dennis Kelly, Jeff Koenig, Mitzi Kuroda, David Lashley, Greg Lee, John Lewis, Laura Lieber, Dorothy Lindquist, Dr. James Mashburn, Jim McClelland, Clark McClinton, Dr. Jay McDonald, Feriba McNair, Rob Merry-Ship, Mary Lou Miller, Jason Moore, Gregg Ogden, Peggy M. Parks, Frances Gibson Ross, Judy Schwab, Frank Sharp, Billie Jo Starr, Lt. Gen. Marty Steele, Julian Stewart, Dr. Jim Stice, Dee Gibson Stokes, Loyd Thomas, Harry Vandergriff, Margaret Whillock, and Mark Wright.
The purpose of the Hall is threefold:
- Provide role models for students by honoring former students who have distinguished themselves;
- Create excitement about education;
- Honor those educators and friends who have made extraordinary contributions to public education in Fayetteville.
The Hall of Honor Induction ceremonies will be held on Thursday, October 17 at the Fayetteville Town Center. A reception will be held at 5:30 PM, a meal prepared by Chef Miles James of James at the Mill will be served at 6:30 PM, and the ceremonies will begin at 7:30 PM. Reservations for the event are $75 each and may be purchased by calling the Foundation office at 479.527.3655.