Guest Editorial: Kaneland Hall of Fame nomination
by Jeff Schuler, Kaneland Superintendent
To celebrate and commemorate the many accomplishments and achievements of Kaneland graduates, Kaneland District 302 has formed the Kaneland Hall of Fame. New Hall of Fame recipients will be inducted at the Academic Awards Ceremony in the auditorium on May 6, 2013.
All community members, staff and friends of Kaneland are encouraged to nominate individuals or groups for one of the Hall of Fame categories. The categories include:
1.) Service—Kaneland High School graduates who have contributed significantly to their community, state or country and have been out of school for at least ten (10) years.
2.) Personal Achievement—Kaneland graduates who have been honored or recognized by their college/university, profession or peers for their success and achievements and who have been out of school for at least 10 years.
3.) Extra Curriculars—Former extra-curricular participants in non-athletic or athletic activities who were recognized for excellence by their organization or team for at least two years. In addition, the participant(s) received honors in one or all of the following: All-Conference, District, Sectional, State or American. These nominees must have graduated from Kaneland High School and have been out of school for at least 10 years.
4.) Commitment—Past or present staff members who worked at Kaneland for a minimum of 10 years and who, through their employment at Kaneland, have demonstrated their deep commitment to Kaneland students, parents, and/or staff.
5.) Friend of Kaneland—Those who have given meritorious service to Kaneland and/or one or more of its schools for many years, or have been a loyal friend to Kaneland and/or one or more of its schools. Kaneland staff members are not excluded from this category. However, nominations of Kaneland staff members in this category shall be for something other than what they achieved as an employee.
6.) Athletic Teamwork—A Kaneland High School team or organization that demonstrated outstanding achievement, which may include record status or state recognition, at least 10 years prior to selection.
7.) Individual Athletic Achievement– Former athletic participants who were recognized for excellence by their organization or team. In addition, the participant(s) received honors in one or all of the following: All-Conference, District, Sectional, State or American. These nominees must have graduated from Kaneland High School and have been out of school for at least 10 years.
8.) Special Recognition—Any member of the community, alumni or staff member can submit names for nomination to the committee. The submission deadline date is Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. A nomination form can be obtained from Beth Sterkel at (630) 365-5111, ext. 109, or at www.kaneland.org/d302/hof.
Individuals making nominations should send the nomination form, resume and/or biography of the individual or group and their achievements or contributions to: Hall of Fame Committee Kaneland CUSD No. 302 47W326 Keslinger Road Maple Park, IL 60151