Nominations being accepted for Hall of Honor

Commerce – Now available at the Commerce ISD website are nomination forms for the district's inaugural Hall of Honor class.

In December, the CISD School Board gave Superintendent Blake Cooper the go ahead to appoint a selection committee who will choose two students from CISD, one student from Norris School and two faculty/staff members.

Committee members are to remain anonymous and have been members of the community for ten or more years. All inductees will be honored during this fall's homecoming football game.

To qualify for the honor former CISD or Norris School students must be out of high school at least 10 years and possess good character throughout their lives. They will be expected to attend the induction festivities. If deceased, the honoree's family will be expected to attend.

Staff members who are nominated for the honor must have been employed by CISD or Norris School for at least four years and should have exhibited good character throughout their lives. They must also attend the induction activities.

Honorees will receive an individual plaque and an embroidered blanket. Their names will also be placed on a permanent plaque in the CISD Administration Building.

"It's important that we recognize former students and staff, not only to applaud their success and thank them for their contributions, but also to use their success as an example for our current students," CISD Superintendent Blake Cooper said.

Nomination forms are available online at or can be picked up at the CISD Administration Building at 604 Culver Street. Deadline for nominations is May 14.