OCPS seeks nominations for Hall of Fame

Names of alumni, educators or community champions can be submitted until June 30, 2016

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Orange County Public Schools is looking for community champions and distinguished alumni and educators for its 2017 OCPS Hall of Fame. Nominations will be open until June 30, 2016.

The Hall of Fame candidates are not only graduates, they can be in these categories: Community Champions, Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Educators.

The second group of inductees will be formally announced March 4, 2017. The inaugural class — Dick Batchelor, Johnny Damon, Ericka Dunlap, Harris Rosen, James “Chief” Wilson and John Young — was inducted in May 2015.



Nominees for all categories must exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct and moral character. All candidates will be judged on their significant and/or long-term contributions. No more than five nominees will be inducted in any induction year.

A nominee must meet the criteria in at least one of the following categories:

• Community Champion — Any person who has been a loyal and devoted supporter of an OCPS program, school or the district for a minimum 10 years may be nominated. The nomination must detail the nominees contributions to Orange County Public Schools as well as the positive impact of those contributions.

• Distinguished Alumni — A nominee must be an OCPS graduate or must have attended one or more OCPS schools for at least three years and must have been out of high school for at least 10years. The nominee must be, or have been, a credit to his/her family, country and (if applicable) the Central Florida community. The nominee may be either living or deceased. Nominations may be made under one or more of the following subcategories: Athletic Achievement, Professional Achievement and Humanitarian Achievement.

• Distinguished Educator —A nominee must have held a position or positions as an administrator, coach, teacher, or staff member within OCPS for at least 10 years and must have demonstrated exceptional leadership, character and achievement during his/her tenure. The nomination should detail the positive impact the nominee had upon students and/or colleagues. The nominee must be retired in order to be eligible for consideration. The nominee may be either living or deceased.

All entries must be submitted on the official OCPS Hall of Fame nomination form.

The nomination form must be received by the Hall of Fame Committee along with appropriate support materials by June 30 for a candidate to be considered. Support material is essential for a nomination to be considered.

In addition to the nomination form, the following materials should be submitted for an individual’s consideration: letter of recommendation, newspaper clippings or copies of statistics and a high-resolution photograph.

For information or a nomination form, go to ocps.net.


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