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Hall of Fame needs public's help with nominations

By Steve Osborne
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The Dublin City School District's Alumni Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony has become an important annual event in our district each spring.

This year's induction ceremony will mark the sixth year of honoring accomplished individuals.

We are equally proud to have the opportunity to host the 50-year class reunion of the Dublin High School Class of 1964 and to recognize class members at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

In order to sustain this tradition of excellence, we need our community's help to nominate deserving grads and non-grads for induction into the Hall of Fame in May 2014.

There are currently more than 55 members in the Hall of Fame, including scientists, community stewards, professional athletes, educators and alumni who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The purpose of the Dublin City Schools Hall of Fame is to recognize Dublin City Schools graduates for their outstanding achievements after high school graduation, and to recognize non-graduates who have made extraordinary contributions to the Dublin City School District.

What types of attributes is the committee looking for when selecting graduates for induction? Graduates might be inducted for being leaders in their chosen profession, a distinguished military career, community involvement, giving back to the community in which they live or giving their lives in service to the United States.

Non-graduates may be inducted for positive involvement with our district over a number of years.

Last year's inductees included Capt. Nick Rozanski, former Superintendent Steve Anderson, Dr. Scott Bagenstose, Karen Boerger, Julie Marie Brooks, and Aaron Burger. A complete list of past inductees is available by visiting the alumni section of the district's website, www.dublin schools.net.

Nominations can be made online at www.dublinschools.net.

Please take a moment to nominate a deserving individual today. If you have any questions about the process, please email info@dublinschools.net.

The annual Hall of Fame ceremony also provides our community the opportunity to learn more about the Dublin Education Foundation.

Each year, DEF representatives attend the ceremony, and information is displayed in the lobby of the Columbus Marriott Northwest where the Hall of Fame induction takes place.

Founded in 1999, the Dublin Education Foundation supports educational endeavors which strengthen and enrich the educational community of Dublin City Schools.

Staff, students and parents groups are encouraged to submit grant applications for innovative projects in the following categories:

* Educational programs and projects.

* Curricular activities.

* Extracurricular activities.

The Dublin City Schools Alumni Association is is the primary funding source for the DEF, raising money to pay for special projects designed to enrich our students' educational experiences.

To learn more about the DEF, please visit www.dublineducationfoundation.org.

Steve Osborne is the treasurer of the Dublin City School District.

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