Hendersonville High School Alumni Association
Thursday, November 23, 2017

2010 Inductees

Pat Whitmire           
Mr. Whitmire was a member of the 1955 class of Hendersonville High School.  While at Hendersonville he participated in student government and was a member of the basketball and football teams.  As a player on the football team, he was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl and was a honorable mention All-American.
After graduating from Wake Forest University, Mr. Whitmire ran his own insurance business and actively served the community and education programs in many different capacities.  He also served on the Hendersonville City council as police and fire commissioner.  He was well known for his civic leadership and dedicated to high morals and ethics.
 
Pat Corn
Mr. Corn was a 1968 graduate of Hendersonville High School where he participated in the drama, Key Club, and band.  Following his graduation from Hendersonville he attended college at Methodist College and North Texas State University.
 He soon found himself working in the music industry in Nashville, Tennessee where he became a musician, artist, composer, publisher and arranger.  He eventually started his own business.  Mr. Corn is a talented leader and gifted professional highly respected in the national and international music community.
 
Ed Morgan
Mr. Morgan graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1949.  While at Hendersonville, he participated in football, basketball, monogram club, H club and the FFA.  He was a member of and co-captain of the 1948 and 1949 state championship basketball teams which represented the first state championships won at the high school.
 
Following graduation, Mr. Morgan attended the University of Tennessee where he was a valuable member of the Volunteer football team.  He later went to work for NASA and made many valuable contributions to the space program throughout his career.
Connie and Ricky Sparks
Connie and Ricky Sparks’ lives centered around Hendersonville High School and the middle school.  Ricky attended Special Education classes at Hendersonville and his mother, Connie, worked for many years for the school system.  Their home was between the high school and middle school and for over forty years they supported Hendersonville and their athletic teams.  Ricky would sit and watch the football and band parade between the two schools when going to and from the practice field.  He was one of Hendersonville High’s greatest supporters.
Though their lives ended tragic ally in 2008 they continue to be remembered as a part of the Bearcat family through the Connie and Ricky Sparks’ Memorial Scholarship.
 
Jan Stanley
Ms. Stanley graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1971.  While at Hendersonville, she played varsity basketball, was homecoming representative, and was a member of the Keyettes and FCA.  After graduation she went to Baptist College and later received her Masters degree from Western Carolina University.
Following her graduation, she went on to teach and coach at West Henderson High School.  During her years there she was coach of a state basketball championship team, five state volleyball championships, was NC Coach of the Year, national volleyball Coach of the Year (2008), and elected to the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.
 
John Brooks Williams
Mr. Williams graduated from Hendersonville High in 1938.  He later earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from UNC and a MBA from Harvard.  He continued his education with a law degree from Columbia University.   He later relocated to Houston, Texas for a number of years where he successfully owned and operated Markel Steel Company.
Following his death in 2004, Mr. Williams left most of his sizable estate to various educational entities, including Blue Ridge Community College and the HHSAA.  He gave two $100,000 donations which are now passed on to graduating seniors as scholarships that are available for up to four years.