OHS Hall of Achievement Selects 2016 Class
After receiving hundreds of nominations for the Owensboro High School Hall of Achievement, the Owensboro High School Hall of Achievement committee has selected ten OPS alumni to be inducted on Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at the OHS auditorium. Those inductees are:
Army Armstrong Kristiin Reilein, Dr. Victor Bryd, Kirk Kirkpatrick, Col. Grace Moore, Dr. Fred Reeves, Pam Smith Wright, Bill Sterett, Bobby Watson, and Tom Watson.
The Hall of Achievement Committee met several times in October to select a class. After receiving nominations, the committee narrowed down the pool of nominations, scored each nomination then voted on each member of the class.
Criteria for selection are:
· Attendance at OHS, including former Western, Dunbar and Tech High
· Excellence in one’s career/occupation
· Extraordinary service to one’s career/occupation
· An accomplishment and/or attribute worthy of emulation
· At least a twenty year span since graduation of high school
“After receiving several nominations, we knew we had to take our time with selecting the 2016 class. We were extremely impressed by both the quantity and the quality of the nominations. It was a difficult decision to make, but we’re happy with our selection,” said Lori Thurman, Hall of Achievement Chair.
More information will be released in the spring regarding the details of the induction ceremony. There will also be bios provided on each of the new inductees in the spring.
Owensboro High School’s “Hall of Achievement” Committee is accepting nominations for the 2016 class. Every three years, a new class of Owensboro High School alumni are accepted into the Hall of Achievement based on the criteria listed below. The OHS Hall of Achievement was established in 2001. To date, the Hall’s 51 inductees have included a Pulitzer Price winner, a CBS News analyst, a former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice, a vocal artist and other distinguished alumni.
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