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Requirements

Nominees must exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct and moral character. All candidates will be judged on their significant and/or long-term contributions.

In order to maintain the integrity of the Hall of Fame, a nominee must meet the criteria in one of the following three categories:

1.Benefactor / Contributor

Any person who has been a loyal and devoted benefactor of Ware Shoals Schools’ athletics or academics for a minimum of ten (10) years or in an extraordinary manner. This category might include founders, legislators, supporters, staff, or media people, for example, but without limitation. The inductee may be either living or deceased.

2.Distinguished Alumni

Athletic Achievement: Any former Ware Shoals Schools athlete who distinguished himself/herself in the field of athletics and lettered in a varsity sport. Must be a graduate and out of school for at least ten (10) years. Nominees must be, or have been a credit to his/her family, country and Ware Shoals. The inductee may be either living or deceased.

Professional Achievement: Any former Ware Shoals Schools student who distinguished himself/herself with excellence and acknowledged leadership in his/her chosen field. Must be a graduate and out of school for at least ten (10) years. Nominees must be, or have been a credit to his/her family, country and Ware Shoals. The inductee may be either living ordeceased.

Humanitarian Achievement: Any former Ware Shoals Schools student who distinguished himself/herself with excellence and acknowledged leadership in community service. Must be a graduate and out of school for a least ten (10) years. Nominees must be, or have been a credit to his/her family, country and Ware Shoals.

3.Distinguished Educator

Administrators, Coaches, Teachers: A nominee must have been an administrator, coach or teacher within the Ware Shoals Schools for minimum of ten (10) years and must have distinguished himself/herself by demonstrating exceptional leadership, character and achievement during his/her tenure in Ware Shoals. The inductee must be inactive to be eligible for consideration. The inductee may be either living or deceased.

Procedures

A nomination for induction into the Hall of Fame may be submitted by the HOF Board, current faculty, administration, staff, by an alumnus(a), by the media, or by the general public.

1.All entries must be submitted on the official Ware Shoals Schools Hall of Fame nominationform.

The nomination form shall be available through the Superintendent’s office, the high school office, and district website.

2.The nomination form shall be completed and submitted to and received by the Superintendent along with appropriate support materials by April 1 for a candidate to be considered for induction in the next school year. All nominations received for consideration must contain active and current address and contact information for the nominee (or family, if deceased). Failure to supply adequate support material may result in invalidating the application.

3.In addition to the official nomination form, the following materials should be submitted for an individual’s consideration:

A letter of recommendation from the person making the nomination, and other letters of support from appropriate individuals who can validate or substantiate pertinent information related to thenominee.

If available a limited number of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, copies of scorebooks and statistics may be included to help substantiate the accomplishments and contributions of thenominee.

If available, a suitable photograph should besubmitted.

4.Nominees will be reviewed for references and history to ensure satisfaction of Hall of Fame requirements andqualifications.

5.Nominees not selected may be re-nominated the following or subsequent years.

Nominations are to be submitted to:

Ware Shoals School District Hall of Fame Board C/O Dr. Fay Sprouse

56 South Greenwood Ave.

Ware Shoals, SC 29692

Or via email:

fsprouse@gwd51.org