Park now accepting Hall of Fame nominationsPark’s Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the eighth class to be inducted into the Park High School Hall of Fame.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, South Washington County Bulletin
Park’s Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the eighth class to be inducted into the Park High School Hall of Fame.
Former athletes and past coaches can be can be nominated for their athletic excellence while representing Park High School.Community members can be nominated for their commitment to the youth in our community and their dedication and support of Park athletics.
Nomination ballots can be picked up in the Activities Office or downloaded from the Hall of Fame website at: www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/phs/Sports/HoF/HallOfFame.asp.
The criteria for eligibility are included in the Hall of Fame bylaws, which can also be found on the website. We also ask that the nominator include a one page narrative summarizing the nominee’s accomplishments. It is the responsibility of the nominator to complete all information on the nomination ballot and verify accuracy. All information must be received in the Activities Office by April 25.
Last year’s inductees included Jerome Detviler, Bill Hare, Norm Larsen, Leslie (Bloedel) Mollner, and Tim Scanlon. Past inductees include Sam Jacobson, Granny Smith, Laura Peters, Bill Kroschel, John Mausolf, Kerry Ligtenberg, Don Gramenz, George Chavez, Darcie (Dietz) Young, Luke Appert, and Charlie Whitbred.
A sub-committee has been formed to help identify athletes and coaches from Park Senior High’s early days who would be eligible for induction. Hall of Fame historians have been researching the 1940’s, ‘50s, and ‘60s looking for the best candidates. Any suggestions can be sent to me at Park.
This year’s Hall of Fame banquet will be Saturday, Nov. 17, at River Oaks Golf Course.