Newly Formed Edmonson County Hall of Distinguished Alumni Now Accepting Nominations for Inaugural Class
Darren Doyle, story:
Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural class of the newly formed Edmonson County Hall of Distinguished Alumni, according to a press release from the newly formed organization.
"The purpose of the EC HODA is to honor alumni whose exceptional achievements and careers reflect the highest values embraced and promoted by the school and committee," the press release stated. "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 excited that the project is coming to fruition.
“There are so many distinguished former students of ECHS and we are excited for our students to see what’s possible if they work hard,” he said. “The committee is made up of excellent individuals and it’s a true honor to serve with the other folks on it. It will be challenging during the selection process to narrow the nominations down to the ones being inducted this year but we want the inductions to mean a lot to those being selected.”
The HODA Committee will consider the following criteria for all nominees:
Edmonson County HODA Committee Chair Amanda Lich noted that Edmonson County High School has many untold stories of achievement among its alumni family.
“We have decorated military heroes, successful business leaders, esteemed educators, and alumni who have achieved success in a variety of other ways, Lich said. “While their contributions to the county and their chosen areas of expertise may be unique, they likely share the same values that were formed as ECHS students. By celebrating these honorees and highlighting their achievements, we hope to inspire our current students who have so much potential yet to be realized. We invite the community to submit nominations for worthy candidates and to join us in celebrating our inaugural class of inductees at the recognition ceremony to occur in January 2023.”
Nomination forms are available at ECHS in the front office or you can simply fill out their online form at https://forms.gle/5TWww3WfxBZksSxY8
Nominations for the inaugural class will run from September 1st through October 15th. The committee will vote on the inductees and a banquet will be held in conjunction with the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce in honor of those selected sometime in January of 2023. There will also be recognition of the inductees during an ECHS boy-girl basketball game during that same time period.
For more information, contact Principal Williams at ECHS at 270-597-2151.