It’s that time of year again to nominate individuals who deserve recognition on the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools’ Wall of Fame.
“Walled Lake Schools continues to move forward and this Wall of Fame helps us honor the past and those who have made significant contributions toward making us what we are today,” said Board of Education President Nancy van Leuwen in a press release.
The Wall of Fame was originally conceived in 2006 as a way to honor individuals who have made “an extraordinary contribution to the people and communities of the Walled Lake Schools.”
Last year’s honoree was Evelyn Brown, a former Walled Lake Schools’ elementary school teacher from 1959 to 1987, and a Walled Lake Education Association President and regional representative. Brown is also one of the founders of Hospitality House, a local food pantry.
To be nominated for the Wall of Fame, the individual must have lived, worked, or contributed “by outstanding endeavors to the enrichment of the Walled Lake School District.”
The Wall of Fame is looking for candidates that are known and respected in various areas of the community and that have demonstrated their character and integrity while having a positive impact on students, families, and the community.
Nominees need to have distinguished themselves in one or more of the following categories:
• Professional life;
• Educational accomplishments;
• Political leadership;
• Humanitarian contributions;
• Community contributions;
• Athletic endeavors; and/or
• Artistic endeavors.
Current district staff and elected officers aren’t eligible for nomination, and those having been employed by the district must have been retired or separated from the district for five years to qualify.
Further eligibility requirements and information about the nomination process can be found at www.wlcsd.org or by calling 248-956-2018.
The deadline for nomination submissions is July 22.