2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
Wilson Alexander was a teacher at Mount Tabor, as well as the first head football and "wrastling" coach. He led the Spartans to the 1968 football championship two years after establishing the program. Alexander was the first ever Mount Tabor coach named as the WS/FCS Coach of the year in 1968, the same year that he was named the Conference Coach of the Year. He also established the winning tradition for Mount Tabor wrestling. In 1984, Alexander was inducted into the WS/FCS Sports Hall of Fame.
Brant Armentrout graduated from Mount Tabor in 1990. During his tenure, he was a cross-country NCHSAA champion in 1988 and 1989, an individual champion in 1989, was named All-American 1990, and was a four-time All-State winner from 1986-1989. For indoor track, Armentrout was an individual champion in 1990, was part of the team champions in the two-mile relay in 1990, and was the national indoor mile champion in 1990. He was also part of the team champions in the 4x800 for outdoor track in 1989. Armentrout went on to run cross-country, indoor and outdoor track at Wake Forest University, where he graduated in 1995. While there, he was an ACC champion and the first WFU athlete to compete in NCAA Championships in all three sports. He represented the United States in the World Cross-Country Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1991. More recently, he is a community volunteer and a competitive runner.
Kyle Armentrout graduated from Mount Tabor in 1990. During his tenure, he was a cross-country NCHSAA champion in 1988 and 1989, an individual runner-up in 1989, and made All-State three times. For indoor track, Armentrout was part of the team champions in the 4x800 in 1990. He was an individual champion for outdoor track in the 1600m and 3200m in 1990, as well as part of the state team champions in the 4x800 for outdoor track in 1989. Armentrout was also named the Most Valuable Runner at the NCHSAA State Meet in 1990. Armentrout participated on the U.S. National Junior Cross-Country Team in 1991 and went on to run cross-country, indoor and outdoor track at Wake Forest University, where he was a two-time All ACC runner in cross-country and won three ACC individual track titles before graduating in 1995. More recently, he is a community volunteer and a competitive runner.
Andrea Beck graduated from Mount Tabor in 2009. Ranked fifth in her class and a National Merit Finalist in 2009, Beck also was a member of the Symphonic Band, Student Council, and National Honor Society. From years 2006 to 2009, Beck made both All County and All District Bands. She was named N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year in 2008, the NCHSAA Champion for High Jump and 4x400 Relay in 2009, and Swim Conference Relay Champion in 2008, and NCHSAA Champion for the 4x400 Relay 2008. Beck went on to play volleyball at Wake Forest University, where she was named Rookie of the Year in 2009 and MVP for years 2010-2012. Beck was also All-ACC in years 2010 and 2011 and was Academic All-American years 2009-2012. After graduating in 2013, Beck played professional volleyball in Rovaniemi, Finland, was an NCAA post-graduate scholarship recipient, and is currently attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Matthew Burdick graduated from Mount Tabor in 1996. Burdick was a three-sport athlete, playing soccer and football as well as running track. The Spartan football team was selected first team All-State and first team All-Central Piedmont 4-A (1994, 1995) while he was a member, plus Burdick was a Shrine Bowl Participant and co-captain in 1995. Burdick scored in 26 consecutive football games in 1994-1995, including a school record of 55 yards. Burdick went on to play football at Wake Forest University, where he was a three-year starting place kicker and finished second in career scoring. He was also named the WFU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year twice and was the ACC Scholar Athlete Award winner in 1999, graduating in with a BA in 1999 and again with a MA in 2000. More recently, Burdick has been a community volunteer and fund raiser, and donated a kidney in 2006.
Danny and Rebecca Parrish Green
Rebecca Parrish Green began working at Mount Tabor in 1984 as the Orchestra Director, with Danny Green joining her in 1986 as the Band Director. Rebecca grew the orchestra program from 14 members to over 100, and during her 15-year tenure saw more Mount Tabor students in honor orchestra ensembles than any other WS/FCS high school. Her students received 38 Superior and 1 Excellent rating. Rebecca was the chair of the N.C. Orchestra Directors' Association as well as the WS/FCS Orchestra Directors' Association. She was also named the N.C. Orchestra Director of the Year. Danny grew the band program from 40 members to 180. During his tenure at Mount Tabor, he saw more than 200 students attend the NWNC All-District Honors Band. Danny was also a two-time Band Director of the Year and served as the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony Conductor. He also began the Arts Boosters at Mount Tabor. In 1999, the Greens led their ensembles to performance in Carnegie Hall in 1999, including a world premiere. They also oversaw the beginning of MTHS' PTSA Arts Board.
Austin Trotman graduated from Mount Tabor in 2007. Trotman was a two-time NCHSAA wrestling champion in 2006 and 2007 and was named a National All-American his senior year, when he had an undefeated season and was a runner-up at the Rocky Mountain Nationals. Additionally, Trotman was a member of the football team and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Trotman went on to attend Appalachian State University, where he wrestled and was named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year. He was the first four-time NCAA Championship qualifier for Appalachian and was named NCAA Division 1 All-American before graduating in 2012. More recently, Trotman has become the assistant wrestling coach at Appalachian State and has been training with the USA National Wrestling Team for the 2016 Olympics.