DONOVAN HIGH SCHOOL
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this
organization shall be the Donovan High School Athletic Hall of Fame
(hereinafter "Hall of Fame"), a program under the jurisdiction of
the Athletic Department of Donovan High School.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The Hall of Fame is
organized as a way of maintaining the rich heritage and tradition of
successful athletic programs at Donovan High School. In addition, it
will serve as a means of recognizing, preserving, and honoring the
athletes, coaches, and individuals who made significant
contributions to the athletic programs other than the fore mentioned
ways. Many individuals have been influential in the "Wildcat
Tradition" of excellence and have had exemplary accomplishments on
the athletic fields. The Hall of Fame honors the contributions and
accomplishments of these individuals who are worthy of recognition
as examples for others to emulate.
ARTICLE III: GOVERNANCE
The Hall of Fame shall be
governed by a Hall of Fame Selection Committee, which shall include
the Athletic Director, as an ex officio member, and shall function
under the same general principles as the schools site based council.
Consensus would be needed for all decisions. If consensus cannot be
reached, then a vote would be taken that would require a majority
vote. A majority vote would be 75%.
ARTICLE IV: CRITERIA FOR SELECTING INDUCTION CLASS
Section 1: Categories for
Individuals may be
nominated representing four categories. The categories are included
on the nomination form for expediency in understanding the primary
area(s) of a nominated individual and for consideration of one’s
interscholastic achievements. The groupings are for screening
purposes to assist those making the nominations in understanding the
type of information required.
The nominee, if an
alumnus/alumna, must have graduated at least five (5) years ago.
Any person who distinguished himself/herself in the field of
athletics while a student at Donovan High School. Criteria
considerations should include All-State recognition, All-American
recognition, Pro selection, outstanding college accomplishments, and
college scholarship recipient or collegiate participant. Other
considerations may be taken into account but may not take the place
of the above criteria.
ALUMNUS/ALUMNA: Any person who distinguished himself/herself in the
field of athletics after graduation from Donovan High School.
coach with at least five years of service at Donovan High School and
10 years of coaching experience. The nominee must be inactive to be
eligible for consideration. Criteria consideration should be based
on accomplishments that merit statewide recognition as well as
significant contributions to the athletic programs at Donovan High
(Administrators, Athletic Administrators, Volunteers, Boosters, and
Fans): An individual who has made outstanding contributions to the
interscholastic athletic programs at Donovan High School other than
coaching and playing.
team that had an outstanding achievement.
Section 2: Desired
Balance of Demographics in Selection Class
In addition to the
nomination criteria listed in Section 1, the Hall of Fame Selection
Committee has stated objective, other criteria to fulfill the desire
of proper and adequate representation.
1. SENIOR: An
individual who is deceased, or at the time of consideration, has
reached the age of 65.
accordance to the demands
of Title IX and other considerations, it shall be the objective of
this project to identify, nominate and select appropriate
representation of individuals including those from previously
underrepresented populations. Such populations shall include female
participants in all categories of Section 1 of this Article,
minority (African American and other minorities) participants in all
categories in Section 1 of this Article, and an adequate number of
Seniors as-defined in this section.
ARTICLE V: SIZE OF INDUCTION CLASS
With the exception of the
inaugural class, the class of inductees shall not number more than
four per year. Representation shall come from the various
demographic groups, but shall not be limited to inclusiveness of
each in any given year.
ARTICLE VI: REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR
Section 1: Requirements
In order to maintain the
integrity of the Hall of Fame, the following criteria are
established for nominations.
exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct,
and moral character. All candidates will be judged on their
significant and/or long term contributions to athletic endeavors. In
addition, as much as possible, acknowledged leadership in his/her
chosen field or community, state, and national presence will be
applications must clearly indicate the status of each candidate as
it relates to the defined parameters in Sections 1 and 2 of Article
IV to allow for accurate comparison and consideration.
Section 2. Nominations
The following procedures
shall be utilized for nominations to the Hall of Fame.
1. Inductees may be
a. by the Selection
b. by current faculty,
administration, and staff
c. by current members
of the "Athletic Booster Club”
d. by alumnus
2. Nomination Form
a. All entries must be submitted on the official Donovan High School
Athletic Hall of Fame nomination form.
b. The nomination form shall be available through the Athletic
Director’s office, the main school office, the DHS Hall of Fame
website, or at an Athletic Booster meeting.
c. The nomination form shall be completed and submitted to and
received by the Athletic Director along with appropriate support
materials by October 1 of each year for a candidate to be considered
for induction in the next school year. All nominations received for
consideration must contain active and current address and contact
information for the nominee (or family if deceased). Failure to
supply support material will result in invalidating the
application, consequently the nomination will not be considered,
d. In addition to the official nomination form, the following
materials should be submitted for an individual’s consideration:
A letter of
recommendation from the person making the nomination, and other
letters of support from appropriate individuals who can validate or
substantiate pertinent information related to the high school career
of the nominee.
number of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, copies of
scorebooks, and statistics may be included to help substantiate the
accomplishments and contributions of the nominee.
3. A suitable
photograph, preferably black and white, for reproduction should be
3. Term of Nomination
a. Following initial
nomination, a candidate shall remain eligible for induction for the
following five years. After this time has expired, the candidates
form must be re-submitted on a new nomination form in order for that
individual to be considered. This provision does not apply to
candidates who are defined as "Seniors" in Article IV, Section 2,
ARTICLE VII: PROCEDURES FOR SELECTING INDUCTION
Section 1. The Selection
The Hall of Fame
Selection Committee will meet annually or through email and phone
calls to select candidates based on the criteria presented in this
The Hall of Fame
Selection Committee shall have voting members representing the
various demographic groups as outlined by this document. The
Athletic Director, who will also serve as an ex officio member on
the committee, shall appoint the committee. The committee will
select their chair that will serve a one year term and may not
succeed him/her without the expiration of one year. Committee
members shall serve a five year term. The Athletic Director will
replace any vacancy that shall occur prior to the conclusion of a
Inaugural Hall of Fame
AD, Principal, 3 Athletic
Committee Board Members, Athletic Booster Club representative,
former athletes and community members.
The duties and
responsibilities of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee shall be as
regular scheduled selection meetings or communicate through emails
and phone calls.
evaluate the nomination of individuals submitted which fulfill the
requirements for consideration.
only those individuals who had significant and or long term
contributions or athletic accomplishments at Donovan High School.
and update the policies and operational procedures of the Donovan
High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This is to be done on an annual
and approve all worthy candidates for induction into the Donovan
High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This is to be done under the
parameters as set forth in this document.
action of the Selection Committee confidential.
The voting procedures of the Hall of Fame Selection
Committee shall be as follows:
Selection Committee shall review candidates based on information
available at the time of the meeting.
discretion of the chair, the Hall of Fame Selection Committee may
meet as a group or may choose to do its balloting by proxy ranking.
discussion about candidates, a vote will be conducted for the
purposes of choosing inductees.
committee member shall rank candidates in order of desired induction
preference, with the top listed person receiving the higher number
class is determined by totaling the number of votes for each
candidate. The rank order shall be number one for the top candidate
and sequential ranking through the submitted nominees. The
individuals with the top four lowest votes shall be inducted into
the Hall of Fame.
voting of the Selection Committee will be confidential.
will be announced at a predetermined time following the final
selection process and after
the individuals have been contacted and indicated that they will be
present or represented at the induction ceremony.
8. Prior publicity
concerning nominees is not appropriate. The Selection Committee shall
release to the press pertinent information concerning the inductees.
VIII: INDUCTION CEREMONY
The Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremony shall be held each year during December. Ceremonies shall be
done at halftime of the selected game. Inductees will be notified
by November 1st if selected for the current year’s class.