School Beat: Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame

By LISA JACOBS, Executive Director of Community Services

Do you know someone who graduated from RHS and excelled in the cultural or performing arts, or has been recognized for their academic or career achievements, or contributed a great deal to the Rockford Public Schools or the community? Do you know someone who did not graduate from Rockford Public Schools but is living in the community and supports and contributes a great deal to the community?   Then without question, nominate the individual for the Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame.

There are four categories:

  1. Cultural/Performing Arts: This individual is a graduate of RHS and is recognized for achievements in the cultural, visual, or performing arts and/or contributions to the promotion of cultural activities on a local, state, national, or global level.
  2. Academic/Career Accomplishments: This individual is a graduate of RHS and is recognized for achievement in his or her profession, which has resulted in a direct and significant impact in his or her field. The nominee has demonstrated unique talents and/or accomplishments.
  3. Service to the Rockford Public Schools/Community: This individual is a graduate of RHS and is recognized for service to the Rockford Public Schools or to the community or society by sustained example or contribution, and by serving as a major influence in the lives of Rockford students or in the community/ society through acts of leadership.
  4. Honorary Achievement – Contribution to education in the Rockford community: This individual is recognized as having served the Rockford community by supporting education in all forms by sustained example or contribution, and by serving as a major influence in the lives of Rockford students of all ages. Rockford High School graduation is not a requirement in this category

The Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame was established to celebrate the achievements and talents of our distinguished alumni from Rockford High School. The RPS Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made exceptional achievements in their field, significant contributions to Rockford Public Schools, and/or unique contributions to their communities on a local, state, national or global level. The selection of these individuals is intended to recognize and encourage a tradition of excellence, achievement, commitment, and dedication.

Please do not delay in nominating a candidate. The deadline to nominate someone to one of the four categories is March 1, 2018. For more information, or an electronic nomination form, please contact Lisa Jacobs at 616.863.6322 or ljacobs@rockfordschools.org. Completed forms and supporting materials should be mailed to Rockford Community Services- Hall of Fame, RPS Administration Building, 350 N. Main St, Rockford, MI 49341. Forms may also be electronically submitted to ljacobs@rockfordschools.org.