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Batavia nomination window open for schools' Hall of Honor

BATAVIA – Nominations for Batavia schools’ Hall of Honor will be accepted until Feb. 1.

The BPS101 Hall of Honor awards program, created by Batavia School District 101 and the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, is designed to honor accomplishments made by Batavia High School alumni, District 101 staff members and community members who have demonstrated excellence in their field and/or commitment to District 101, a news release stated.

Honorees will be inducted into the BPS101 Hall of Honor in the fall of 2018 at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. A permanent display of inductees will be showcased in the main hall at Batavia High School.

To qualify for consideration for induction, candidates must be nominated and fulfill the criteria in one of the following categories:

BHS Alumni Personal Achievement: Batavia High School graduates who have demonstrated excellence and made significant contributions in their field (academic, business, literary, professional, scientific, medical, arts, athletics) and who have been out of school for at least 15 years.

Service: Batavia High School graduates who have contributed significantly to their community, state or country, and have been out of school for at least 15 years.

Non-BHS Alumni Special Recognition Commitment: Past or present staff members who worked in District 101 for a minimum of 10 years and who, through their employment at Batavia, have demonstrated a deep commitment to Batavia students, parents and/or staff.

Friend of Batavia: Individuals who have given meritorious service to Batavia and/or one or more of its schools for many years or have been a loyal friend to Batavia and/or one or more of its schools. Batavia staff members are not excluded from this category, but their nomination in this category shall be for something other than what they achieved as an employee.

Nominations may be submitted by any community member, alumni or District 101 faculty. According to Hall of Honor bylaws, no more than a total of six alumni, one staff member and one friend may be inducted into the 2018 BPS101 Hall of Honor.

Completed applications are due by Feb. 1 and may be submitted online at bps101.net/bpshallofhonor, via email at hallofhonor@bps101.net, fax at 630-937-8801 or personal delivery to the superintendent’s office, 335 W. Wilson St. in Batavia.

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