2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
John Furches attended Mount Tabor from 1966 to 1971, and is a member of the famous "class that never was." He was a member of the football team from 1968 through 1971 and was active in Student Council. Furches later attended Western Carolina University, and has been a practicing public artist since 1981. Today, Furches resides in Elkin, NC, where he owns his own art gallery downtown.
Baxter Holman, Jr.
Baxter Holman dedicated ten years of service to WS/FCS, many to Mount Tabor. He was a math teacher and the head football coach from 1970-1971, and was named Northwest Piedmont Coach of the year in 1970. He was also All-CIAA and All-American for NC Central University. Holman moved on to work as the Head Football Coach of Livingston College from 1973-1978. Additionally, Holman played professional football for the Montreal Allouettes of the Canada Football League.
William Vaughn Moore
William Vaughn Moore graduated from Mount Tabor in 1989. During his tenure as a student, Moore was a member of Student Council and National Honor Society. He served as Senior Class President in 1988-1989 and was a Commencement Speaker in 1989. He was also busy athletically, earning six varsity letters in baseball and football. Moore graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993 and is currently president and CEO at AIT Worldwide Logistics.
Derek Nicholson graduated from Mount Tabor in 2005. During his tenure in high school, he was named a Four-Star player by Rivals.com as well as a No. 1. Player from NC in 2005 by USA Today All-American. He as also chosen for the 2004 NC Shrine Bowl, where he was voted MVP, and represented the East Squad in the Army All-American Game. Nicholson graduated from Florida State University in 2008, where he made the All ACC Academic Team in both 2007 and 2008, and became a Free Agent Signee of the Atlantic Falcons in 2009.
Rick Page graduated from Mount Tabor in 1969, and was a member of the first football team in Spartan school history. He was a three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and track, and was All City/County in 1968. Page also participated in the Chaplain Senior Service Club from 1967-1969 and served as president of the Monogram Club in 1968-1969. Page graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College in 1973.
Virginia Pate graduated from Mount Tabor in 2000 as the Valedictorian. During her tenure as a student, she was a Junior Marshall, a member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Tri-M Honor Society. She was named to All-County Band for snare drum all four years of high school. Pate was also CPC Swimmer of the year for all four years of high school, as she was undefeated in all event during those four years. Pate holds nine Mount Tabor swim records. While at the University of Georgia, Pate earned four varsity letters while swimming and was captain of the team for the 2003-2004 season, and graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Math and Kinesiology. She later earned a M.A. in Biostatistics from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007.
Colonel Max Reed
Colonel Max Reed was a Senior Army Instructor and Teacher with 19 years of service to WS/FCS. He gave 26 years of service to the United Staets, having retired as an Army Colonel in 1994. Prior to his work in education, Colonel Reed worked for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Pentagon, and the U.S. Military War Room during the Gulf War. At Mount Tabor, Colonel Reed was an active member of our School Improvement Team for 17 years. His rifle teams won the WS/FCS Championships for 11 of the 19 years he worked with them. Colonel Reed was named the Mount Tabor teacher of the year in 2001.