Mr.Knight Clarence V. Knight “Boss”, the last Principal (served from 1969 – 1970 when the school closed in 1970 as a result of integration of Vance County schools).”Donated by Retired Colonel Sandy L. Royster and Mrs. Agnes Knight Royster (Class
of 1959)”.

During the annual Veterans Day celebration in November 2013, an exhibit honoring Kimp Talley (1956 HI graduate) was presented. Talley was a Vietnam Era Veteran and one of the first African American pilots hired by a commercial airline.

The exhibit includes his uniform, a plaque displaying his military career, and an airforce cap (donated by Retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bogan)


There’s an array of sports trophies, artifacts, and equipment donated by HI graduates and former students.

Military wall

Established in 2011. Military Wall of Fame in honor of HI graduates and former students who served in various branches of the armed forces.


On November 10, 2012, an exhibit honoring three HI Alumni, who all were members of the famous Tuskegee airmen, was dedicated during the Annual HI Veterans Day Program. The exhibit honors Francis Peoples, Harold Webb and Wilson Eagleson and also includes a model of a P-51 Mustang, the red-tailed fighter airplane the Tuskegee Airmen made famous.