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Nominations sought for R-6 Honor Wall/Hall of Fame

Sunday, July 8, 2012

SIKESTON -- Time is running out for those looking to nominate individuals as 2012 inductees to the Sikeston R-6 Hall of Fame and Honor Wall.

Nominations are being accepted through the end of the month.

For nearly 17 years, the district has added over 150 plaques recognizing individuals and teams to its Hall of Fame/Honor Wall located inside the Sikeston Field House.

"I personally think it's quite an honor to receive," said Roger Sherman, who is one of the founders of the Hall/Wall.

Since 1995, the Sikeston R-6 Honor Wall has recognized individuals for their service to the Sikeston Public Schools. The Hall of Fame recognizes athletes who have received state honors or beyond. For the Hall of Fame, Sikeston public schools honors past graduates who have been out of school for at least five years.

"And this is -- in my view -- a fine community and has an excellent school system," Sherman said about Sikeston. "There have been a lot of people who've contributed from both the standpoints of activities and academics -- and to the parents and activities. They've given a lot to the school system to make it what it is."

In 1995, Sherman, who spent 36 years in the Sikeston School District as a coach, teacher and administrator, and about 30-40 members of the community met one evening for a few hours to discuss a way of acknowledging the men and women who have contributed to the Sikeston Public Schools in various ways over the years.

Sherman encouraged others to nominate individuals for either the Honor Wall or Hall of Fame before the July 27 deadline.

"We need to honor those people, and this is a simple way to to do it," Sherman said.

The nomination process includes filling out a form for each nominee

"I think it's one small way of showing appreciation to people -- what they do, what they give and how they participate," Sherman said.

Forms are available at Central Office and on the district's site: www.sikestonr6.org. Click on the hyperlink "Hall of Fame/Honor Wall" in the column on the left.

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