Stoughton High Academic Hall of Fame Looking for its Next Inductees

The nomination period is open for the 2013 Stoughton High Academic Hall of Fame Induction Class. Nominations are being accepted until Dec. 14, 2012.

The following is a press release:

The Stoughton Public Schools and the Stoughton Historical Society are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2013 Induction Class to the Stoughton High Academic Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Achievement are being accepted. 

The Hall of Fame was created in 2004, through the efforts of Joanne McEvoy Blomstrom in honor of her father, Raymond; and Anthony L. Sarno, Jr., retired Superintendent of Schools, to recognize graduates of Stoughton High School who have achieved notable success in his/her chosen profession either from a singular extraordinary accomplishment, career of exceptional achievement or significant contribution to society.  

Those achievements may come from business, medicine, the humanities, the arts, the sciences, education, philanthropy, public service or other similar fields.

Candidates may be nominated by any former Stoughton High School student, any present or past employee of the Stoughton Public Schools or any present or past Stoughton resident.  All previous nominations will be reviewed.

All nominations must be accompanied by a resume, which includes:  date of graduation, degree(s), work experience, hobbies and awards/recognitions.  The nominee will be asked to submit a portfolio documenting his/her work.  The deadline for applications is Friday, December 14, 2012.

Review of applications will be made by a committee composed of the Superintendent of Schools, the Stoughton High School Principal, a member of the National Honor Society, and two members of the Stoughton Historical Society.

Nominations, which will be kept on file and eligible for annual review, should be forwarded to:  Dr. Marguerite C. Rizzi, Superintendent of Schools, 232 Pearl Street, Stoughton, MA  02072.

Fiscal Conservative November 09, 2012 at 02:30 PM
People can nominate any time, problem is, if those in power don't wish to admit people...they won't. They are exclusionists who pick and choose only those "they" want. I submitted several names 6 - 7 years ago who are outstanding in their fields. They won national honors, are highly regarded by their peers, yet this small committe will see fit that only those that they want in will get in. Also, most people don't realize that the Athletic Hall of Fame doesn't admit former athletes, on a regular basis, either. Maybe its difficult to nominate graduates because of the lack of consistency shown by the leadership in the school department, starting at the top with the Superindent and Athletic Director. Many, many graduates have had outstanding careers in their chosen field, whatever it may be. Is a Plumber any less successful than a Dr, if highly regarded by society? What about a Landscaper who employees many and business is successful? Why only those in a "Professional" areas are deemed worthy? Achievement to the highest level, in one's chosen field, should be the only criteria that matters. Problem is the deciding committee, today, may be very snobbish. As far as the Athletic HOF, its probably due to the fact that the A.D. may think it might require "effort" on his part. Both of these Halls are becoming a joke instead of what the original intentions were. to "Honor" our SHS graduates.


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