Jim Hart Award Winners


Roice Fulton

Roice Fulton was a tireless leader and achiever during the funding crisis of 2011-2012. David Winslow (Jim Hart Award recipient, 2015) says about Roice, "If there ever was an example of leading by example, it’d have to be Roice. He was and is tireless. He always remained focused on the goal, failure was never an option." Scott Gayle (former GSF President and Jim Hart Award recipient, 2016) includes in his "short" list of Roice's accomplishments: "Created the GSF website from scratch, began crowdsourcing to raise funds in the 2011 crisis, organized parties and events throughout 2011, slept on David Winslow's couch and worked 24/7 for months without pay, helped on innumerable projects to save the program in 2012, and envisioned and organized with Jim Hart a 50th Anniversary celebration in 2012 for hundreds of guests to celebrating the saving of the Governor's School." Scott also notes that Roice served as GSF's Interim Vice President during the Fall of 2011 and as de facto President for about six months through some critical times. In short, Roice is one of the folks who really invested a ton of time and rolled up his sleeves to get the work done at a time when the Governor's School needed it most. Roice, we would not be here without you!

For those and many other reasons, the NC Governor’s School Foundation is proud to honor Roice as a Jim Hart Governor’s School Champion Award winner for 2019.