Hendersonville High School Alumni Association
Monday, December 18, 2017

2007 Inductees

Walter Allman
Mr. Allman was the custodian at HHS from 1944 until his retirement in 1977. Walter not only took pride in HHS as if it were his own, but also extended his care and devotion to the many people he saw pass through its doors.
 
Steve Carlisle
Steve continues a distinguished career in acting that has spanned movies, television and theatre. He has been a regular performer at the Flat Rock Playhouse for many years. In addition he continues to act and work in the Honors College at Western Carolina University.
Arthur V. "Art" Cooley
After graduating from college and finishing a tour of duty in the Army, Art began a career in broadcasting that has spanned almost 50 years. Today he is President and General Manager of WHKP-AM in Hendersonville. In addition, Mr. Cooley is a member of the NC Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
 
Richard Morris
After serving in the infantry in World War II and graduating from college, Richard had a distinguished career in sports writing building from his days at HHS writing for the Red and White. Mr. Morris was also the official scorer for the Asheville Tourists baseball team for over 32 years. In 1992, the press box at McCormick Field was named for him.
 
Ronnie Pepper
Using his degree in Early Childhood Education, Ronnie has spent his career working and nurturing children. He is currently director of the Henderson County Head Start Centers. Mr. Pepper was the winner of Scholastic Magazine's 2003 Early Childhood Professional Award. Ronnie is an award winning story teller and very involved in church and community activities.
 
Beverly Russell
Ms. Russell was an english teacher and sponsor of the Red and White for many years at HHS. An accomplished poet and writer herself, Beverly has inspired many students to pursue their own careers in creative writing. Her short story, "Helium Baloon", won a 1977 Appalachian Regional Writer Award.