C. Hal Henard
Greeneville, Tennessee, was the home of Dr. C. Hal Henard, a man
who devoted his life to serving mankind. From treating the sick to
educating children, he touched the lives of many and made their
world a better place to live. He was recognized as a leader in
public education in Tennessee, even through his professional career
was in the field of medicine.
In 1948, he began serving as a member of the Greeneville Board
of Education. Dr. Henard became chairman of the Greeneville School
Board in 1970. His accomplishments are why the Greeneville City
Schools are regarded as a leader in educational excellence.
Dr. Henard's influence on public education was not confined to
the Greeneville City School System. For seven years he served as a
member of the State Board of Education.
Perhaps the greatest honor that was bestowed upon him was when
the Town of Greeneville chose to name a planned elementary school
for the deserving doctor. On October 25, 1981, which was proclaimed
"Hal Henard Day" across the state by Governor Lamar Alexander, more
than 2,000 persons gathered for the dedication of Hal Henard
Elementary School. His influence is lasting, and for those whose
lives he touched, we will be forever grateful.