COMMERCE - Commerce Independent School District is seeking nominations to its Hall of Honor. Established in 2010, the Hall of Honor recognizes former CHS or Norris School students who have had a distinguished career and staff members who have made a significant impact on the students of CISD or Norris School.
Inductees will be recognized during activities planned to coincide with the Fall 2012 CHS Homecoming football game on October 19. An induction ceremony and luncheon will be held for all honorees at noon Friday where each will present a short acceptance speech. The honorees will be recognized at a pep rally following the luncheon as well as prior to the football game on the track.
Last year’s inductees included Alvis Alderman, Ann Champion, Bill Fuhrmeister, Mary Hendrix, Loretta Kibler and Janet Peek. Inductees for 2010 included Harry Champion, Emmett Day, June Dunn and Dr. Jack Pirkey.
Selection committee members were chosen initially by the superintendent and two community members. Committee members remain anonymous and must have been members of the community for ten or more years.
Former students must meet the following qualifications to be considered: nominee must be an ex-student of Commerce ISD or Norris School; nominee must be out of high school at least ten years; nominee, or family member if deceased, will be expected to attend the festivities for the day; and nominee must possess good character throughout their lives.
Staff members must have been employed in CISD or Norris School for at least four years; nominee, or family member if deceased, will be expected to attend the festivities for the day; and nominee must possess good character throughout their lives.
Nominations will be accepted through June 1 at the Commerce ISD Administration Building at 3315 Washington St. Printable nomination forms are available online at www.commerceisd.org under Hall of Honor or at the CISD Administration Building. An online nomination is available at the district website at www.commerceisd.org. Nominees from prior years will be considered and re-nominations will be accepted.