Thursday, February 22, 2024

Hall of Fame 2023

Linda Mixon Epps, Faculty

Business Education Teacher, 1984 – 2007

Taught Typewriting, Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Business Law, Business Economics, Accounting, Office Machines and Computer Technology

Honored by Cox Enterprise, Outstanding Teacher, 1991

Vocational Department Chairperson

Student Support Team Chairperson

B.S., Business Education – Kentucky State University; Masters, Business Education – West Georgia College; Specialist Degree, Business Education – West Georgia College

Vince Graham, Class of 1982

Founder and President of I’ON Group, developer, and designer of “Walkable Communities”

Designed and developed the neighborhoods of Newpoint, the Village at Point Royal, Broad Street, I’ON, Morris Square, Hammonds Ferry, Mixson, Hammond’s Ferry, Earl’s Court, East Beach, and Catfiddle Street in South Carolina and Virginia

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Landscape Architecture, National Geographic and on CNN and BBC

Chairman of the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank, 2015 – 2017

B.A., Economics – University of Virginia

Chamblee High SchoolNational Honor Society, Football, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Track, Future Business Leaders of America, Latin Club

Jessica Lawson Hargrave, Class of 2000

Producer and co-owner of Tripod Media – Production Company specializing in documentary films

Producer of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Pamela, a love story, 2023

Producer of Amazon’s Good Night Oppy, seven Emmy nominations and won five Critics Choice Awards, 2022

Producer of MTV’s Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker, shortlisted – Academy Award; best documentary short at Tribeca, 2021

Executive Producer, seven-part Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary – The Keepers, 2017

Co-Producer of HBO’s The Case Against 8, nominated for two Emmys and shortlisted – Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2014

B.A., Psychology and German – Emory University

Chamblee High SchoolClose-Up, Cross Country, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Soccer, Literary Magazine, German Club, Homecoming Court

Kristen Holloway, Class of 2007

TV News Anchor at FOX4 in Kansas City, Missouri, 2022 – present

TV News Reporter/Fill-in Anchor at WSB-TV in Atlanta, 2019 – 2022

TV News Anchor/Reporter in Memphis and Knoxville, Tennessee, 2014 -2018      

Multimedia Journalist in Lafayette, Louisiana, 2012 – 2014

Nominated for three Emmy awards for outstanding live reporting in breaking news

DeKalb County Community Service Award for mentoring students and emceeing hundreds of events, 2022

Gymnastics Junior Olympics:  Gold Medal – Floor Exercise and a Silver Medal – Balance Beam, 2005

B.S., Broadcast Journalism – Florida A&M University

Chamblee High SchoolGymnastics, Track, Cheerleading (Captain),Homecoming Court, Miss CHS Princess

Earl Kutti, Faculty

DeKalb County String and Symphonic Orchestra Teacher, 1984 – 2020

Chamblee High School, Orchestra Teacher, 1995 – 2020

Founder of the Kittredge Magnet Strings Program, 1987

Conducted Chamblee High School Orchestra in New York City, St. Louis, New Orleans, Chicago, Orlando, San Diego and Jamestown, VA.

STAR Teacher, 2010

Music Director, DeKalb Youth Symphony Orchestra, 1984 – 2020

B.S., Music Education – Western Carolina University; Master in Cello Performance – Florida State University

Jimmy Partin, Class of 1961

Headmaster, teacher, coach at Dixie Academy, Louisville, Alabama, 1970 – 2011

State of Georgia Football Player of the Year – 1960

High School All – American, Football – Quarterback, 1960

Selected to the Georgia All-State Baseball Game, 1961

Played football at Auburn University, 1961 -1964

Played in the Orange Bowl for the 5th ranked Auburn Tigers, 1964

Naval Lieutenant on Jerome County, Tank Landing Ship, Vietnam War

B.S., Education – Auburn University

Chamblee High SchoolFootball, Basketball, Baseball, National Honor Society, Key Club, “C” Club, Senior Superlative – Most Representative

Norman Richards III, Faculty

Mathematics Teacher, Department Head, 23 years, 1971 – 1989

STAR Teacher of the Year, 1973

Chamhian, Yearbook dedication, 1978

Captain, United States Air Force, Korean War

Kind, soft spoken teacher that cared so much for his students and told epic stories

B.S., Mathematics – Appalachian State College; Masters in Mathematics – Emory University