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Purpose:To establish a method for honoring Edgewood, Seven Mile, Trenton and Wayne's top student-athletes and individuals who have made a positive impact on the local community and to provide role models for today's student athletes. As a result, there will be an increased awareness and pride in Edgewood's athletes of the past and present.

Selection Committee:The selection committee is comprised of seven individuals who will serve for a two year term in the following positions:

Chairperson: Head of the Edgewood Hall of Fame Committee-Bill Melloh
Athletic Director - (1)-Greg Brown
Coaches (2) - One past- Jim Conniff. One present - Scott Clemmons
Booster Club Representative - (1)-Pam Cottle
Community Representative - (2)-Trenton ? , Wayne/7-Mile ? Dave Hazelwood
Hall of Fame Member - (1) ? Suzanne Sloneker

If the chairperson is the current athletic director, then a fourth
coach will be selected as the seventh member.

The selection committee will assign the following tasks to various members:
Media Coordinator: Communicate with the local media about the induction of
members to the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Banquet Coordinator: Locate a restaurant and arrange for the dinner.
Awards: Purchase the plaques for the event.
Secretary: Record and present the minutes of each meeting.
Treasurer: Arrange all financial aspects of this project.
Nomination Coordinator: Advertise and distribute the necessary forms each
year to the appropriate groups so that nominations can be made.
Host: Greet the individuals and coordinate the ceremony.
Selection Process: All former Edgewood student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, and
administrators are eligible for selection into the "Athletic Hall of Fame." A candidate will
be selected when five of the seven selection committee members vote for induction.
Selection criteria are listed below:

Eligibility:
Athlete:

EHS graduate for at least 10 years

Seven Mile, Trenton, or Wayne graduate

Earned varsity letter

Earned one of the following: All League, All District, All County, All State, and or All American

Special consideration shall be given for record setting, or state championship, or accomplishments at the collegiate or higher level.

Coach:

Former EHS, Seven Mile, Trenton, or Wayne head or assistant coach

Must have made outstanding contribution to the athletic program during his/her tenure

Other factors shall be considered for coaches whose teams earned multiple league titles or district/regional/state recognition.

Retirement from the position they once held at the school.

Special Nomination:

Athletic Booster, community member or business having made significant contributions to the athletic programs ever extended period of time.

Nominations shall be considered on a case by case basis with no more than 1 selection per Hall of Fame year.

Nomination process:Candidates may be nominated at any time during the year. A nomination form can be obtained from the athletic director's office, Edgewood High School main office Edgewood website, and at businesses in the Edgewood Community. In order for a candidate to be nominated, the entire form must be completely filled out and returned to the athletic director prior to April 1.

Induction process:
  • Induction ceremonies will take place during the Spring all sports recognition banquet in May.
  • Candidates may be nominated at anytime. Once a candidate is nominated, his or her nomination stays on file and will be considered each year unless previously removed by the committee.
  • The selection committee will meet between April 15th and May 1st of each year to select the inductees, who will then be notified.

Induction Honors:
  • Dinner: An award dinner will be held at the sports banquet where inductees and their family and friends will be invited. The inductee may have someone give a speech on their behalf to the honor and then the inductee will be afforded the time to speak.
  • Athletic Hall of Fame: A plaque will be presented to each inductee and a second plaque will be placed in the main gym lobby as a permanent reminder of the accomplishments achieved by the individual.

Financial issues: The following costs will be incurred to start and run the "Athletic Hall of Fame" by the athletic department:
  • Purchase of two plaques for each inductee will be paid for by the athletic department. One will be given to the inductee and the other placed in the permanent location in the main gym lobby.
  • The cost of the inductee's meal will be covered by the athletic department.
  • All guests attending the banquet will pay for their own dinners.
  • The athletic department will donate $300.00 each year towards the cost of the banquet. These funds will be kept in a separate account and will be used to cover any additional expenses and help reduce the overall cost of each dinner for those attending.