Nom­i­na­tions sought for Hall of Fame

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Local News - Staff re­port

The River­side High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion an­nounced it is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions for the River­side Hall of Fame which con­sists of three cat­e­gories: alumni, ath­letic, and fac­ulty and staff.

To be el­i­gi­ble for the alumni cat­e­gory, a nom­i­nee must have grad­u­ated at least 10 years ear­lier, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. This per­son must also meet at least three of the fol­low­ing: show com­mu­nity in­volve­ment; show ca­reer suc­cess and/or make a unique con­tri­bu­tion; be a pos­i­tive role model or a leader in his or her cho­sen ca­reer or else­where.

To be el­i­gi­ble for the ath­letic cat­e­gory, an ath­lete must have grad­u­ated at least 10 years ear­lier and be a mul­ti­ple let­ter win­ner in one or more sports. A coach is also el­i­gi­ble if he or she served in that ca­pac­ity for at least 10 years and has re­tired or left the school sys­tem.

A per­son who has made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the ath­letic pro­gram is also el­i­gi­ble.

Each nom­i­nee must meet at least three of the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria: place­ment in state com­pe­ti­tion, All-Amer­i­can or Al­lOhio recog­ni­tion, area all­star teams, news­pa­per all-stars and all league se­lec­tions, school and spe­cific sport recog­ni­tion such as MVP and ath­lete of the year, ath­letic achieve­ment on the col­lege, am­a­teur or pro­fes­sional level, coach­ing achieve­ment, com­mu­nity in­volve­ment, suc­cess­ful achieve­ment in his or her cho­sen pro­fes­sion, and be a pos­i­tive role model.

A nom­i­nee for the fac­ulty and staff cat­e­gory must have been em­ployed by the school sys­tem for at least 10 years and must have re­tired or left the school sys­tem. This per­son must also meet three of the

fol­low­ing cri­te­ria: show com­mu­nity in­volve­ment, show ca­reer suc­cess or make a unique con­tri­bu­tion, ex­em­plify lead­er­ship in and out of school, and be a pos­i­tive role model.

Thou­sands of stu­dents have grad­u­ated and hun­dreds of em­ploy­ees have re­tired or left the school sys­tem. Many of th­ese peo­ple are po­ten­tial nom­i­nees for the Hall of Fame.

Nom­i­na­tion forms are avail­able on the alumni as­so­ci­a­tion web site, www.river­side­alumni.com. Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions for this year is Jan. 31. Nom­i­na­tions re­ceived af­ter that date will be con­sid­ered the fol­low­ing year.

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