With the hopes to recognize individuals that have outstanding accomplishments and to provide a link between the past school members and the future, Coon Rapids High School is starting its own Hall of Fame. Nominations for the first class are underway.
Categories included are activities, athlete, coach/athletic director or community member. Athletes and activities should be out of school for 10 years, coaches or directors need to be retired and community members are those who volunteered to help extracurricular activities.
“We decided that we needed to recognize people that had a significant impact on our school through athletics and activities,” CRHS activities director Kelley Scott told ABC Newspapers. “The pictures that we have up on the walls of our school of all-state athletes is great, but it only recognizes people who had a great season and only athletes. This Hall of Fame will recognize those that had a great career affecting the community of Coon Rapids. We look forward to our first class.”
A committee will be selected by the activities director to vote upon the nominations received. The activities director is the chair of the committee but does not have a vote in the selection process.
The committee will meet once a year to review nominations received. Nominations forms are sent to the activities director by Aug. 1 for the upcoming class of inductees. The first year of the Hall of Fame, 5-10 members will be selected into the Hall, followed by no more than five inductees the following years. Nominations that are not inducted into the Hall of Fame will be kept on file for future reference. The inductees will be presented a plaque with a photo on it at halftime of the Homecoming game during the football season.
Nomination forms can be found on the CRHS activity website: www.ahschools.us/Page/37589