The DeForest Area School District is soliciting nominations of distinguished graduates for consideration to the DeForest Area School District Alumni Hall of Fame. This new program will recognize and honor former DeForest Area School District graduates as having achieved a significant degree of success in their pursuits of higher education and/or in their professional careers. According to Debbie Brewster, School/Community Relations Coordinator, “We’re excited to start this new tradition in our school district. The Alumni Hall of Fame recognition provides outstanding role models for current students. and it celebrates the outstanding achievements of our graduates.”
To be considered for this honor, each individual must have a completed Application of Nomination containing the following criteria:
• Graduate of DeForest Area High School.
• Attended the DeForest Area Schools for more than two years.
• Graduated from high school a minimum of 10 years before being nominated.
• Up to three recommendation letters supporting the individual’s nomination.
• Application signed by the person making the nomination.
• Documentation (i.e., resume) demonstrating the work history and professional/academic successes of the nominee.
Each year the Hall of Fame committee will induct up to five members to the Hall. Applications for this honor can be made by self-nomination.
The DeForest Area School District is also currently taking nominations for the Walk of Honor, which recognizes individuals within our greater school community who have demonstrated ongoing commitment and significant contributions to their school district. Honorees may be alumni or former staff members of the DeForest Area School District, or area community members, who best personify the school district’s vision and have aided in achieving its ends.
The Walk of Honor program, which began in 2004, recognizes the following:
Alumni – for their outstanding accomplishments while enrolled in the DeForest Area School District as well as achievements following graduation. Alumni may not be considered for nomination until ten years* following their graduation from the DeForest Area School District.
Staff – for their contributions to the DeForest Area School District, as well as the greater school community. Individuals may not be current employees of the school district and may not be considered for nomination until five years* following their completion of employment with the district.
Community members – for their contributions to the DeForest Area School District. Consideration is given to those who demonstrate contributions or service for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years.
Fifteen people have been inducted into the Walk of Honor since 2004.
Nomination forms for both programscan be downloaded from the district’s website: www.deforestschools.org > Community > Alumni Hall of Fame.