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2018 Wall of Fame

Newberry Housing Authority
Wall of Fame
Induction Ceremony

May 10, 2018
Clara D. Wertz Activity Center
3600 Grant Ave.
Newberry, SC 29108

Sponsored by Newberry County School District and Newberry Housing Authority

2018 Induction Ceremony

Presiding: Ms. Patricia Caldwell

Mr. James Hunter
Newberry Housing Authority Board

Presentation of Colors
Newberry High School ROTC

National Anthem
Mr. Julius Bishop

NHA Praise Dance Team - Children of the Kingdom

Mrs. Tonya Deese-Jeter 
2016 Wall of Fame Recipient

In Memory of Presentation
Mrs. Margie Suber
2016 Wall of Fame Recipient

Induction of 2018 Wall of Fame Honorees
Dr. Timothy Hunter
Chief Student Services Officer, Newberry County School District

2018 Wall of Fame

Remarks & Acknowledgements
Mrs. Jan Piersol
Director, Newberry Housing Authority

Mr. Travis Reeder 
Newberry County Council

Please click here to view the 2016 Wall of Fame Honorees.


  • Newberry Digital
  • Newberry Housing Authority Board
  • Newberry County Career Center
  • Newberry High School JROTC
  • Newberry County School District
  • Newberry Observer
  • Children of the Kingdom Dance Team
  • Julius Bishop
  • Travis Reeder
  • Unique Image
  • Brandy Robinson
  • NHA Staff
  • Wall of Fame Honorees

2018 Wall of Fame Coordinators

  • Melissa Mendenhall
  • Dr. Tim Hunter
  • Jan Piersol
  • Margie Suber
  • Gina Koon

History of the Wall of Fame

The concept of the Wall of Fame originated at Columbia Housing Authority. In 1988, CHA's executive Director was concerned about the absence of positive role models in the lives of children living in public housing.  He believed that if children could see former public housing residents achieve success it would encourage them to set higher goals and standards for themselves.  It was that believe that inspired the formation of the Wall of Fame at CHA.

In 2015, after being inspired by the ceremony at CHA, Dr. Tim Hunter and Melissa Mendenhall with the Newberry School District approached Newberry Housing Board with the vision to start this event here in Newberry. The idea was received with great enthusiasm and after months of work the dream is realized today.  

The School District and Newberry Housing Authority plan to continue honoring those individuals who have persevered in life.  We hope to inspire others to set goals and always strive to do your best and reach for the stars.  To be eligible to receive this honor a person must be a former resident, either through Public Housing or Section 8, must have achieved success in their chosen career field and must be recognized as someone who gives back to the community.