Hendersonville, NC – The Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Education Hall of Fame. Each year, individuals who have demonstrated measurable influence or made significant contributions to the growth and development of education in Henderson County are honored with the Hall of Fame Award. Since 2003, 136 individuals have been honored with induction into HCEF Education Hall of Fame.
This year’s inductees will be honored on National Superhero Day – Wednesday, April 28th. Each of the inductees has been a superhero for the children in Henderson County and will be officially inducted into the Education Hall of Fame on this day. A 15 minute video highlighting each inductee’s contributions to Henderson County Education will be posted on the HCEF website – www.hcefnc.org/hof21, YouTube and Facebook page. Summer Stipe, director of the Foundation, will join the Breakfast Club with Mark and Paige on WTZQ Radio, 95.3 FM, at 9:00 to celebrate this year’s inductees.
2021 Education Hall of Fame Inductees:
Nancy Carolyn Edwards spent the majority of her 35 year teaching career in Henderson County Public Schools teaching at Hendersonville High School, Edneyville High School and North Henderson High School. In addition to teaching Sociology, US History and English, she was also the sponsor of the school yearbook and newspaper, Senior class sponsor and conducted graduation. Outside of teaching, Edwards was also an original member of the Henderson County Education History Initiative, appointed by the Henderson County Commissioners, serving as both Chairman and Secretary.
Marvin “Marv” Larson moved to Henderson County after his retirement from a career in Chemical Engineering and served as a community volunteer until his passing in 2014. Larson started the Terrific Kids Program through the Hendersonville Kiwanis Club and was the coordinator for 26 years, awarding an estimated 25,000 certificates to Henderson County elementary students. Through the Kiwanis Club he also worked as math tutor and assisted with the county-wide spelling bee. He was named Volunteer of the Year by the Henderson County Association of Volunteer Administrators in 2012.
Frederick “Wayne” Morgan spent 28 years teaching in Henderson County Public Schools at East Henderson High School where he was the Health and Physical Education teacher. Morgan also coached several sports throughout this career: Football, Women and Men’s track, Basketball, Volleyball and Gymnastics. Morgan was named Teacher of the Year for East Henderson in 1993.
The sponsors of this year’s Hall of Fame videos are: AdventHealth, Park National Bank, Jim Wiley and Wells Fargo Advisors, PFA Architects and Vannoy Construction.