Terry Leggett was a Eureka High School graduate and renowned saxophonist. His lifelong passion for music led him to create and lead, Terry Leggett and the Jewels of Swings, a popular local band. More importantly, Leggett brought music to most African American schools throughout Mississippi during the days of segregation during his more than 40 years at Mississippi Music, one of the state’s largest musical instrument and audio services company.
Dr. Yvonne Bryant was a longtime educator in the Hattiesburg Public School System. She served for a total of 37 years beginning as a teacher at Hawkins Elementary and retired as principal at Hattiesburg High School (HHS). Bryant was named the State of Mississippi Administrator of the Year in 2000. Beloved by all, the ninth-grade academy at HHS was named Bryant Hall in her honor.