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The GISD Alumni Association has issued a reminder that the nomination process for this year’s Alumni and Educators Hall of Fame Luncheon will end on Saturday, July 27, with each selection to be honored. The honoree luncheon has become a Homecoming weekend tradition. This year’s event will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Ministry Center of Whaley United Methodist Church.
The Leopards will host Lake Worth the night before at Leopard Stadium. “We learned last year that having the Hall of Fame luncheon on Saturday allows more people, especially teachers and school administrators, to attend,” Alumni Association President Tom Kennedy (Class of 1964) said. “We look forward to a bigger crowd than ever before.”
The true highlight of the event is the recognition of four distinguished GHS alumni as well as four educators from the early days of the last century right on up through today. The deadline is set to be Saturday, July 27. Honorees will be announced by Labor Day.
“The alumni board wants to stress that you can nominate anyone you so desire and submit as many nominations as you would like,” GISD spokesman Chad Henderson said. “ The most important part is providing as many details as you can about your nominee. Please furnish the board with a thorough account of their career highlights, whether as a distinguished alumni or an educator and recall as many good reasons as you can why they deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.”
Nomination forms are available at the GISD office or on the district’s website under “Alumni” and “Alumni Forms.”
The honorees are permanently recognized on specially engraved plaques displayed at the school. The nominations are good for consideration for three years.
Henderson pointed out that alumni association dues are $100 for a lifetime membership or $15 annually and there is also a form to join the GHS Alumni association on the district’s website.
The GISD Alumni Association’s primary purpose is to honor GISD Hall of Famers at the annual Homecoming luncheon and present the GISD Alumni Scholarship at graduation every spring.
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