George_WilkinsAs a native of Hendersonville, George Wilkins served as the first principal of Bruce Drysdale Elementary School for 30 years. It was during this time he also served on the North Carolina State Board of Education as a special consultant in Kindergarten. His vision and hard work placed him in the position to start the first Kindergarten Class in the Henderson County School System at his school, Bruce Drysdale. Not only was he a dedicated educator, he served his church, community, and country proudly. He was a devoted husband and father to his family of five children.

2005 Education Hall of Fame