Posey County News
Hall of Fame Proposal:
The Posey County News is the permanent sponsor of the North Posey High School Athletic Hall of Fame. As an independent entity, we feel the school corporation would be well-served to allow the newspaper to be exclusive sponsor of this program for financial and to maintain the integrity of such Hall of Fame.
The purpose of the North Posey High School Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those North Posey High School athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters who excelled in their respective sports or coaching/support roles and who helped to bring honor, recognition, distinction and excellence to North Posey High School by their conduct both on and off the field, or court, of competition. This recognition will help maintain the spirit, pride and sense of community as well as serving as a historical account of the great athletic traditions of North Posey High School.
Eligibility for Nomination:
Athletes are eligible for nomination 10 years after their class’s graduation. They must be in good standing or in special circumstances as determined by the Board Members. Such athletes must have competed in a North Posey High School-sanctioned varsity sport and must have excelled in such sport. Among the accomplishments taken into account will be individual (all-District, all-Region, all-State) and team accomplishments, individual school or team records held, and impact on teams and the overall athletic program at North Posey High School during their era and accomplishments thereafter.
Nomination is also open to coaches or administrators, who must have participated with distinction and/or made significant contributions to athletics at North Posey High School, as evidenced, for example, by the success of their teams and the acknowledgment of their former student-athletes. Such coaches or administrators shall be eligible for nomination beginning five years after they have left North Posey High School for any reason, or in special circumstances as determined by the Board Members. Self nominations or anonymous nominations will not be considered.
As determined by the Board Members, Contributors will also be considered for nomination based upon their service and dedication to the athletic programs at North Posey High School.
Nomination Process: A candidate may be nominated for Hall of Fame membership by any member of the community. Formal nomination shall be made using the nomination form prescribed for such purpose and made available to the public. The nomination form must be received by the athletic department or The Posey County News office by August 1. Application packets will be sent to the nominee by the Posey County News or athletic office by request or will be available online.
All applications are to remain confidential, to be shared among the members of the Board only. Information relating to a nominee’s career statistics, records, achievements, etc. must be supported by accompanying documentation or sources cited so that the information may be verified independently.
Once presented as an eligible nominee, a candidate who is not elected shall automatically be reconsidered annually until he/she has been considered for five years. Thereafter, re-nomination may occur at any time. The Chairman will notify any nominators if their nominee was not selected.
The Board Members shall meet at a time determined by the Chairman in order to nominate, review, and elect candidates. The quorum for any meeting at which election of candidates shall take place shall be a majority of members. Background information on each nominee should be distributed to Board Members prior to the meeting and members should familiarize themselves with the nominees prior to voting. Each Board Member shall have one vote and all votes shall carry equal weight. In order to gain election, a candidate is required to receive a number of votes equal to 75% of those members present at the meeting. Candidates shall be discussed in alphabetical or chronological order as designated by the Chairman.
The outcome of the verbal vote will be shared with the Board Members only. If, in the opinion of the Board Members (as evidenced by failure to obtain the 75% threshold described above), no candidate nominated in a particular year is worthy of election to the Hall, so be it; it is not necessary to induct new members each year. However, there will be a limit of two teams and three individuals to be inducted the first three years with determination by the board at that point whether to increase of decrease the number of annual inductees or whether it shall remain the same. That topic will be reviewed every three years
The induction ceremony shall be at a time and a place designated by the Posey County News with input from the board. However, it is hoped that such induction ceremony will consist of a banquet or dinner for the inductees and their families and which shall be open to the public. A fee will be associated with attending this banquet for the public, based on the financial status each year.
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