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Nomination Guidelines


Nominees for all categories must exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct and moral character. All candidates will be judged on their significant and/or long-term contributions. Nominees may be living or deceased. No more than five nominees will be inducted in any induction year.

In order to maintain the integrity of the Hall of Fame, a nominee must meet the criteria in at least one of the following categories:

Community Champion

Any person who has been a substantial and dedicated contributor to initiatives or causes that have benefited OCPS for 10 years or more may be nominated. The nomination must detail the nominee's specific contributions to Orange County Public Schools as well as the positive impact of those contributions. OCPS employees/educators are not eligible.

Distinguished Alumni

A nominee must (1) be an OCPS graduate or must have attended one or more OCPS schools for at least three years and (2) be 10 or more years beyond his/her high school graduation year (2010). The nominee must be, or have been, a credit to his/her alma mater, family, community, country or the world. Nominations may be made under one of the following subcategories:

Arts/Entertainment

Business and Professional

Humanitarian Efforts

Public Service or Elected Office

Sports

Science and Medicine

Distinguished Educator

A nominee must have held a position or positions as an administrator, coach, teacher, or staff member with OCPS for a minimum of 10 years and must have demonstrated exceptional leadership, character and achievement during his/her tenure. The nomination should detail the positive impact the nominee had upon students and/or colleagues. The nominee may not be a current employee to be eligible for consideration.

Who Can Nominate?

A nomination for induction into the OCPS Hall of Fame may be submitted by anyone: the selection committee, current faculty, administration, staff, members of a booster club, an OCPS alumnus or alumna, the media, or the general public. All entries must be submitted on the official OCPS Hall of Fame nomination online form.

The nomination form shall be completed and submitted to and received by the Hall of Fame Committee along with appropriate support materials by August 23, 2019 for a candidate to be considered for induction in March 2020.

What is Required to Make a Nomination?

  • All nominations require your contact information, your nominee's contact information or that of a family member or someone who is certain to be able to reach the nominee.
  • A comprehensive and compelling narrative about the nominee's success and achievements in about 400 words.

Nominations will be reviewed to ensure satisfaction of Hall of Fame requirements and qualifications. Nominations need only be made one time. Those not selected will be carried over for future consideration. Updates are welcome in successive years. To ask if a nominee is already under consideration, email HallofFame@ocps.net.