2014 Inductees





Brian Finney was a 1984 graduate of Hendersonville High School.  In 1988 he received the Sanford Scholarship from the North Carolina School of the Arts.  Brian later moved to Los Angeles and has had great success in theater, movies and television.  In 2001 he received the prestigious Ovation Award for Best Actor for his role in "Underneath the Lintel".  He has taught in the Actors' Gang Prison Project that works with inmates as cognitive therapy to assist them in their return to the world outside of prison.  Brian can presently be seen in the AMC program "Turn" and has been in other programs such as "Modern Family", "Grimm", "Frasier" and worked with such notables as Clint Eastwood, Curtis Hanson, Cameron Crowe and David Lynch.




Bud Hunter was a 1956 graduate of Hendersonville High School.  After graduating from Davidson College in 1960 and spending two years in the military he returned to Hendersonville and established the Hunter Corporation.  His many civic activities included being president of the Salvation Army Board and helped build their facility, president of the YMCA Board during which he spearheading a campaign to pay off their debts, president and board member of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, vice president and board member of the Henderson County Community Foundation, and was active in many other local organizations.




Ruby Rivers was valedictorian of her class at the former Ninth Avenue School.  She was active and worked for the YMCA and the Hendersonville School system.  During her time at these vocations she developed the Youth Academic Enhancement program a General Electric Scholarship program for high school-college bound disadvantaged students.  Ruby also worked as a state representative for the teachers association, several boards including the Henderson County Zoning Board and other various organizations.  Her four children were all graduates of Hendersonville High School.




Tom Shepherd graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1959.  Including being class president Tom was also active in both sports and school clubs.  He attended the University of North Carolina until the death of his father at which time he returned home to run the Shepherd Funeral Home.  He has served on many local boards and held offices in most of those organizations, including the Rotary and Shrine Clubs, Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of Henderson County.  His compassion has helped many over the past years and he continues to be a great supporter of HHS.




Steve Katsadouros was born in Greece and moved to the United States in 1970.  He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina.  Steve began a career in the food services and in 1986 established their business Hot Dog World.  His generosity to the community is well known throughout Henderson County-from the Lions Club, Red Cross, Civitans Club, Flat Rock Playhouse, Shriners and many more all have benefited from Steve's donations.  He has been a great supporter of Hendersonville High School and is always there anytime the school has a need.