The Henderson County Education Foundation is now seeking nominations for the 2018 Education Hall of Fame. Nominations of candidates for inclusion in the 2018 Education Hall of Fame class and required supporting materials must be submitted to the Foundation by November 30, 2017.

Since 2003, the Henderson County Education Foundation has honored over 120 teachers, administrators, support staff, school board members, and donors with induction into the Hall.  One of only five education halls of fame in North Carolina, the HCEF Hall of Fame provides an opportunity for special recognition of the men and women who have led Henderson County’s focus on educational excellence for decades.

As Hall of Fame records indicate, honorees have shown “measurable influence or made significant contributions to the growth and development of education in Henderson County.”  Members of the Hall are honored in a display at the Central Office of the Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) located at 414 4th Avenue West.  The “Wall of Fame” is open to the public during HCPS business hours.

“The Education Hall of Fame is a gift to Henderson County education,” said Summer Stipe, Executive Director of the Education Foundation. “If you or your child were impacted by the service of a teacher, administrator or volunteer, please consider nominating him or her. It is an honor to be a part of recognizing these individuals’ service to Henderson County kids.”

Detailed guidelines for nominations and selection criteria can be found at Those selected for induction in the 2018 class will be announced in February 2018 and honored at the 2018 Education Celebration, scheduled for Tuesday evening, May 1, 2018 at the Boone Building at the WNC Agricultural Center.