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Batavia School District 101 unveils recognition program

Program designed to honor accomplishments of alumni, community members

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 10:51 p.m. CST

Batavia Public School District 101 and the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence on Tuesday announced a new BPS Hall of Honor recognition program.

The program is designed to honor accomplishments made by Batavia High School alumni, Batavia Public School District 101 staff members, and community members who have demonstrated excellence in their field and/or commitment to Batavia School District 101.

“I don’t think we will have any problems getting nominations,” said retired Batavia teacher Nan Phillips, vice chair of the Batavia Foundation who is chairing the Hall of Honor program.

The Foundation helped create this new recognition program and has formed a BPS Hall of Honor Committee to oversee its implementation and growth.

Phillips noted other high schools in the area also have established recognition programs.

“We just felt this was something that was past its time,” Phillips said.

Batavia School Superintendent Lisa Hichens voiced support for the program.

“It is a celebration of the district,” she said.

Honorees will be inducted into the inaugural BPS Hall of Honor in the fall of 2015. A permanent display of inductees will be showcased at Batavia High School.

Up to 10 alumni and four staff/community members will be selected the first year. Nominations can be submitted by any member of the community, alumni or staff member.

Completed applications are due by Feb. 1 and may be submitted online at http://bps101.net/hallofhonor.

More information about the BPS Hall of Honor is available by going to http://bps101.net/hallofhonor.

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