Mt. Tabor introduces newest members of the school’s hall of fame

Mt. Tabor introduces newest members of the school’s hall of fame
October 04
05:00 2018

Mt. Tabor High School recently inducted four new members into their hall of fame.  Last Thursday night, Sept. 27, a ceremony was held in their honor.

The inductees were: Art Brown, David Thomas Brown, Dr. Eric Griggs and Ken Hauser.  Dr. Griggs gave the students of Mt. Tabor a special presentation on the heart and its inner workings the morning of the ceremony.

“This is what it is all about,” Griggs said about coming back to speak with the students.  “It’s about the students, it’s about being an example and it’s about looking at myself 30 years ago, knowing what they can see is what they can be.”

“It makes no sense for me to have this life experience and not be able to give that vision to them,” Griggs continued.  “The hall of fame is a great honor, but to be honest, it’s about the kids, showing them that it is possible to grow up in Winston-Salem and go all over the world.”

Art Brown graduated from Mt. Tabor in 1999.  He was the 1998 USA Today top prep football player in the state of North Carolina.  Other accomplishments include; Piedmont All-Conference designation from 1995-1998, Central Piedmont Offensive Player of the Year 1997-1998, All Northwest designation 1997-1998, 1998 Shrine Bowl selection, All-State selection 1998-1999 and rushed for 2,145 rushing yards in a single season.

David Thomas Brown is a Mt. Tabor High School alumnus and a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  He is a Broadway performer in the “Book of Mormon (lead),” and “American Psycho.”  His Off-Broadway performances include: “The Legend of Georgia McBride” and “Heathers: The Musical.”  Brown was a national tour performer in “The Bridges of Madison County” and was a guest star in the television show “Chicago P.D.”

Griggs graduated from Mt. Tabor in 1988.  He is a community medicine and health educator dedicated to raising health and wellness awareness across the United States using a mantra of “Get Checked. Get Fit. Get Moving!”  Griggs is a Champion for Change Award recipient, Jack & Jill Inc. leadership & community service award recipient and Robert C. Baird Award winner for overachievement in pursuit of a medical degree.  Griggs is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Tulane University School of Medicine.

Ken Houser is part of the Mt. Tabor High School Class of 1972: the “Class that Never Was” because the 12 grade was eliminated from the school before the students could graduate. He is a longtime supporter of the school, however.  He is the Legacy Class Chairman and a part of the Mt. Tabor High School 50 Anniversary Committee.  Houser is the North Carolina Tobacco International CEO, NICORUB LLC president and vice chairman of High Point University Board of Trustees.  He is also a Clemmons Moravian Church volunteer.

Griggs says he thought it was a joke when he received the call that he was to be inducted.  He says he felt like he was just doing what he was supposed to do, because that is the way he was raised.  Griggs says he is humbled to be a part of this year’s hall of fame class for Mt. Tabor.

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