Last chance to nominate outstanding Rockford grads

New RPS Hall of Fame accepting nominations through June 15

Time is running out to nominate an outstanding Rockford graduate for the new Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame. Nominations are being accepted for the inaugural class of the Hall of Fame through June 15 using forms available at www.rockfordschools.org.

The Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) and Rockford Education Foundation (REF), will recognize those who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in their chosen field or who have made significant contributions to RPS or the Rockford community.

Rockford alumni who graduated in the year 2000 or earlier will be honored for achievements in categories for Cultural/Performing Arts, Academic/Career Accomplishments, and Service to RPS/Community. In addition, the Hall of Fame will include a category for honorary achievement and contribution to RPS. The honorary achievement award may be given to a non-Rockford graduate. The Hall of Fame honorees will be selected by an advisory committee composed of school, community and business leaders.

Those selected for the Hall of Fame will be honored at a special induction ceremony and dinner on October 2, and their names will be engraved on a permanent monument that will be installed on the grounds of Rockford High School.

“Our goal is to inspire today’s students with vision and encouragement from the examples set by the inductees,” said Lisa Jacobs, executive director of community services for RPS. “We plan to have the inductees meet with our students so they can learn from the examples of these role models.”

The Hall of Fame dinner will also serve as a fundraiser for the REF, which awards grants that enrich the educational experience in Rockford public and private schools. Event chairs are Jon and Carol Muth and Pete and Amy Kruer. Information about the event and tickets will be available at www.rockfordschools.org/ref.

“The Hall of Fame is a celebration of the exceptional educational opportunities we have in Rockford schools,” said Jill Ericksen, a trustee of the REF. “We’re not only honoring the outstanding achievements of our inductees, but also the rich educational experiences created for every student in our community.”

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