Walk of Fame grows by four

Published 3:41 am Saturday, September 29, 2007

By Staff
Staff Reports
Washington High School’s prestigious Walk of Fame grew in size Friday night as four members were inducted during a special ceremony at J.G. “Choppy” Wagner Stadium.
Here are brief biographies of the four newest inductees:
Susan (Campbell) Hodges is a 1978 graduate of Washington High School. She was an all-conference performer in tennis and basketball for the Pam Pack.
Hodges was voted as her team’s MVP in tennis and basketball in both the 1977 and 1978 seasons. She averaged nearly 18 points per game for the Pam Pack basketball team.
In tennis, Hodges advanced to the sectional tournament her senior season.
Hodges also played softball and ran track for Washington.
She went on to get a bachelor’s and master’s degree at North Carolina State University.
For the last four years, Hodges has been the human resources director for the City of Washington.
Tommy Woolard is a 1951 graduate of Washington High School. He was a four-year varsity player for the Pam Pack football team.
Woolard was a main ball carrier for the Pam Pack, where he racked up lots of rushing yards and touchdowns. He was voted the team’s MVP in 1950 and later played in the East-West All-Star game.
Coach J.G. “Choppy” Wagner nicknamed Woolard “All-State” because of his hard play.
Woolard was on a winning team in each of his four years of high school, as the Pam Pack went 32-10-0 in those four years. That includes the team’s undefeated 11-0 mark in 1951.
Woolard attended East Carolina Teacher’s College, which is now East Carolina University, before joining the Coast Guard, where he was with them for 23 years.
He later worked at Phillip Morris Tobacco for 20 years.
Terrance Copper is a 2000 graduate of Washington High School. Copper is the Pam Pack’s career leader in receptions with 159 and in receiving yards with 2,826. He finished his career with 27 touchdowns.
Copper was a three-time all-conference and three-time all-area selection.
He set school records with 55 receptions for 1,000 yards in his sophomore season.
Copper had 41 catches, 13 going for touchdowns, in his senior year.
He earned honorable mention All-America honors from USA Today. Copper was also selected to play in the Shrine Bowl and East/West All-Star game his senior season.
The Pam Pack had a winning season in each of Copper’s four years, as he helped Washington go 35-14 overall.
He went on to have a great career at East Carolina University and is now a member of the New Orleans Saints.
Sam Leggett is a 1972 graduate of Washington High School. Leggett was an all-state performer for the Pam Pack basketball team.
Leggett helped the Pam Pack go 38-7 from 1970 to 1972. In helping lead Washington to the playoffs, the Pam Pack went 19-5 his junior season and 19-5 his senior season. He averaged 20.5 points per game his senior season.
Leggett went on to have a great career at Southwest Minnesota State University. He averaged 25.9 points per game and was named NAIA All-American as a senior. Leggett was inducted into the Southwest Minnesota State University Hall of Honor in 1992.
Leggett returned to Washington to teach and coach. He was head coach of the Pam Pack basketball team and is currently Washington’s golf coach.