WakeEd Partnership’s Stars of Education returns this fall as an in-person event for the first time since 2019 to celebrate Wake County’s public schools and public education champions on October 20, 2022, at the Raleigh Convention Center. WakeEd will induct seven new members into Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame and present the Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award. Sponsorships, tables and tickets are now available!
WakeEd will honor Ralph Capps, President & CEO, Wake County Boys & Girls Clubs with the Vernon Malone Friend of Education Award. WakeEd has been presenting this award since 1990 to an individual who has made significant contributions to our community and shares qualities of the late Senator Vernon Malone who advocated tirelessly for every child to have equitable opportunities. Ralph Capps is being honored for 50 years of leadership and service to the children of Wake County.
Additionally, seven remarkable individuals will join the Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame. Since 2013, the WCPSS Hall of Fame has been recognizing individuals who have made an impact locally in the categories of Arts, Athletics, Business, Community Service, Education, and Entrepreneurship. This year’s Hall of Fame class includes:
- Arts | Ariana DeBose, Academy-Award Winning Actress
- Athletics | James “Twiggy” Sanders, Former Harlem Globetrotter
- Business | Jim Hansen, PNC Bank
- Community Service | Caitlin Gooch, Saddle Up and Read
- Education | Peggy Barfield Churn, Educator, School Leader and Equity Champion
- Entrepreneurship | Victor Lytvinenko and Sarah Yarborough, Raleigh Denim Workshop
Sponsorship opportunities are also available now. Visit WakeEd’s website for more information at www.WakeEd.org/Stars or download PDF here. Individual tickets for the event are $150 and can be purchased here.
About WakeEd Partnership
WakeEd Partnership is an independent, nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders committed to improving public education. Since 1983, the Partnership has advocated for excellent educational opportunities for all students in the Wake County Public School System. For more information, please visit www.wakeed.org.