Darren Doyle, story:
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 class of the Edmonson County Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
With the bar set high from last year’s inaugural class, the EC HODA is now looking for nominations for the next group of those that will be inducted into the coveted hall.
According to the EC HODA, its purpose is to honor alumni whose exceptional achievements and careers reflect the highest values embraced and promoted by the school and committee. The award recipients have distinguished themselves by contributions made in their fields of work, professional or public service, or in the betterment of humanity.
Edmonson County High School Principal and HODA Committee member Jonathan Williams said he is looking forward to the next chapter of EC HODA.
“With the success of last year’s ceremony and amazing inaugural class, we can’t wait to see what the next class will look like,” he said. “We are preserving history with the outstanding alumni we have. With even more members on our committee, we are so excited to start the process for the 2024 class.”
The HODA Committee will consider the following criteria for all nominees:
Committee Chair Amanda Lich said that while last year’s first-ever ceremony was full of unknowns, it gained overwhelming support from the community.
“We didn’t know how the community would react to our vision when we first began planning for the Edmonson County Hall of Distinguished Alumni, but we were amazed at the outpouring of support we received with the first class,” she said. “We anticipate even more nominations for the next class and we are already planning for an even larger event.”
The EC HODA committee reserves the right to request additional follow-up information for any nomination. All decisions made by the committee are final and confidential. Score sheets will not be available for review.
ECHS Honorary Alumnus Award
In addition, one person will be recognized annually as an Edmonson County High School Honorary Alumnus.
“This individual is not eligible for consideration for HODA due to his/her attendance at a different high school,” the HODA Committee said in a statement. “However, the ideal candidate is an excellent representative of Edmonson County through his or her commitment to the EC community through volunteerism and/or philanthropy, display of EC pride in word and/or deed, and/or engagement in EC as though he or she were a lifelong resident. The committee will accept nominations via email (EdmonsonCountyHODA@gmail.com) with a brief description of why the nominee should be considered.
2023 EC HODA INDUCTEES
DR. KEVIN CLEMMONS
MASTER SGT. LARRY HAWKS
JEANNE ALEXANDER PATTON
JERRY B. PATTON
DAVID WEBB (d.)
JOHNNY D. WEBB
2023 ECHS HONORARY ALUMNUS
Nomination forms are available at ECHS in the front office or you can simply fill out their online form by clicking the 2024 EC HODA Nomination Form.
Nominations for the Class of 2024 will be accepted electronically through October 15th. The new selections will be announced in December of this year. The annual banquet will be held in honor of those selected sometime in early 2024, which will be announced once confirmed.
The EC HODA Committee consists of: Regina Byrd, Melinda Campbell, Darrell Cassady, Cooper Clark, Morgan Esters, Amanda Lich (Chair), Scott Lindsey, Carol Stice, Laura-Grace Vincent, Johnny D. Webb.