Sarah G. Upchurch
Sarah G. Upchurch (c1921 – 2000), won the award for her leadership in historic preservation. She was born and raised in Asheville and taught history in Concord. Returning to Asheville in 1948, where she lived until 1993, Upchurch was active in the League of Women Voters, AAUW, local historic preservation organizations and the Preservation Society of North Carolina. She was recognized for her work in establishing the Montford Historic District.