• Thompson,NIcholas  
    Nicholas F. Thompson
    1951-1955
     
    Inducted in 2007
    *An outstanding track and football athlete at Atkins
    *Right tackle on Atkins first State Championship Football Team
    *He was a Paratrooper with the famed 11th Airborne Division
    *Attended Southern Technical Institute, a division of Georgia Tech, in Marietta, Georgia
    *The first black Train Mechanic in the Winston-Salem area with Southern Railway in 1969 - he was promoted to supervisor
    *Retired from Norfolk Southern Railway Mechanical Department