2012 Hall of Fame Inductees
Caryn Crozier was a graduate from Mount Tabor High School in 2006. As a student at Mount Tabor, she was a member of the Thespian Society, an inaugural member of the Spartanettes and played the lead role in the 2006 school musical, The Pajama Game earning her The Choral Most Valued Musician Award. Miss Crozier graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance and Voice from Appalachian State University. She sings opera and has sung the lead roles in 2010 as Gianetta in Elixer of Love; 2011 as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi; and 2012 as Mother in Hansel and Gretel. She also sang with the Graduate Vocal Ensemble “Quentessential”. Crozier was a Concerto-Aria Competition finalist, a Soloist with ASU Baroque Ensemble and in Mozart’s Mass in C with the Appalachian Chorale, a recipient of the Sword of Honor and Collegiate Honor Award from Sigma Alpha Iota. Miss Crozier also served as President of the American Choral Directors Association – Collegiate Chapter; Secretary (Junior year) and President (Senior year) of Sigma Alpha Iota; Vice-President (Sophomore year) and President (Junior year) of American Choral Director’s Association and Vice –President of the a cappella group, Ear Candy. Since college graduation, Crozier has been a soloist at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church; Soloist for Central Carolina Children’s Chorus Spring concert and teaches voice lessons. Occasionally, you can hear her locally as a soloist at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem.
Matt DeBole graduated from Mount Tabor High School in 2003. He participated in Cross Country Track, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track. In 2001 he won State Championship titles in Cross Country and the 1000m Indoor. He was one of 32 runners who qualified nationally to complete in the Footlocker National XC Race in Orlando that year and placed 16th. In 2002, DeBole won State Championship titles in Cross Country, 1000m Indoor, 1 mile Indoor, 1600m Outdoor and 800m Outdoor. He won the Boys High School Mile at the Penn Relays and came in 5th out of the 32 qualifying elite runners at the Footlocker National XC Race in San Diego. In 2003 he won State Championships in the 1000m Indoor and 1600m Outdoor. He won the Boys High School Mile at the Milrose Games at Madison Square Garden and was also honored as the Nike Athlete of the week on Dyestat.com and was the 2002-2003 Gatorade Athlete of the Year for Track & Field. DeBole graduated from Georgetown University where he ran Middle Distance and Distance for the Men’s Track Team. His college honors include being named All BIG EAST; All Region; 5 time All-American; 2007-2008 Big East/Aeropastale Scholar-Athlete Award; Academic All-American; 2 year team captain in Cross Country; Indoor and Outdoor Track; 2008 – Semi-finals 1500m Olympic Trials. Since college graduation, DeBole has won the Open Mile Penn Relays and posted a 13:363 in the 5k Outdoor at Stanford. The New York Athletic Club sponsors him. Currently, he is enrolled in the Doctorate program for physical therapy, University of Pittsburgh where he serves as Vice President of his class.
Steve Hayes was a member of the Mount Tabor High School Faculty and Staff for 33 years (1976-2009). During his time here he taught Shop, Health, Drafting/ Communications Systems, Math and ISS. But his passion was sports. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s Hayes coached football and track before becoming the Head Wrestling Coach in 1987. His record as Head Coach between 1987 and 1999 was 125-73-2. He coached two State Champions to three Championships in 1990, 1991 and 1996; 4 Individual State Runners-Up in 1993, 2 in 1999 and 1998; 1 Individual State 3rd place winner in 1997 and 2 Individual State 4th place winners in 1993 and 1996. Hayes also coached an additional twenty State qualifiers, winning the titles of Central Piedmont Conference Co-Champions for the 1991-92 season and Central Piedmont Conference Champions for the 1992-1993 season. In 1996 he hosted the Italian Olympic Wrestling team. Mr. Hayes served as Assistant Athletic Director from 1995-1999, under Coach Sapp, and Head Athletic Director from 1999 until his retirement in 2009. While serving in the athletics department Mount Tabor won ten Conference Wachovia Cups and three State Wachovia Cups. Hayes made sure Mount Tabor athletics was recognized as one of the finest programs in the county and the state. He was instrumental in hosting several Regional and State Athletic events for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association at Mount Tabor and helped make Mount Tabor, traditionally, one of the host schools for the Frank Spencer Classic Basketball Tournament.
Julius Reese graduated from Mount Tabor High School in 1989. He played varsity basketball, ran track and played varsity football. He lettered four years in track & field, where he was a three-year Regional Champion and earned All Central Piedmont Track 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988. In his sophomore year, he ran the 200m in 21.55 seconds and the 400m in 47 seconds, which are City-County records. In 1985-1986, Reese was the 400m AAU Junior Olympics National Champion. He lettered all four years in football and was named All City-County in 1986, 1987, and 1988. In his high school career he had over 114 receptions for over 2052 yards and 21 touchdowns. In 1988 as a wide receiver he was named All –State, played in both the North-South Shrine bowl and the East-West Shrine Bowl and was named a 1988 Parade All-American. Reese was ranked nationally in the top 3 in the nation as one the most sought out high school wide receiver college recruits and labeled “Blue Chipper-Parade All-American” by recruiters. He was the 1988 recipient of the National United States Marine Corps “Outstanding Athlete” Award. Reese attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a full scholarship, graduating with a degree in Sociology in 1993. He started at wide receiver as a freshman for the Tarheels. He earned letters in football all 4 years of college and played in the Peach Bowl. Reese was drafted by the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League (1995-1996) and played Arena Football with the Florida Bobcats and Connecticut Coyotes (1996-1998). Since retiring from professional athletics Reese has coached AAU track (1998-2002), wide receivers at Winston-Salem State University (1996-2002), wide receivers at Atkins High School (2005-2009) and track at Atkins High School (2008-2009).
Dr. Stephen Wallenhaupt graduated from Mount Tabor in 1970. He was a member of the National Honor Society his Junior and Senior years and in Who’s Who his Senior year, graduating in the top 5% of his class. He served as a Student Court Judge, Vice-President of the Interclub Council and Senior Class President. Dr. Wallenhaupt earned his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University in 1978. He is a Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon. In 1985 he returned to Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he was an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery until 1993. After teaching Dr. Wallenhaupt worked as a partner with Cardiovascular Surgeons in Charlotte, NC from 1993-2001. From 2001-2006 He served as Vice-President of Medical Affairs of Presbyterian/Novant Health. In 2006 he accepted the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Novant Health. Dr. Wallenhaupt is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians and the America Medical Association. He is on the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Community Health Center and the North Carolina Western Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.