WRHS Hall of Fame Nomination Form
The Woodland Regional High School Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominees for its fourth class of inductees, which is set to be enshrined at a gala in November 2021. The Woodland community is welcome to nominate candidates who meet eligibility requirements as outlined below, until Friday, Feb. 19.
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Eligibility Information
The WRHS Hall of Fame honors individuals and groups from four categories: faculty/staff, alumni, athletics, and contributors. "Faculty/staff" includes any person employed by Woodland; "alumni" includes graduates of Woodland; "athletics" includes athletes and coaches involved in varsity athletics at Woodland; and "contributors" includes others involved in the Woodland community who do not fit into the other categories.

Candidates may be nominated provided they meet the following criteria:

-- Nominees are considered based on their dedication and/or significant contributions to the Woodland community and/or representation of Woodland with dignity after leaving the school. Nominees must have upheld the integrity of the Woodland Way both at Woodland and in the world. Nominees must have brought special recognition to themselves and/or Woodland.

-- Alumni are considered based on contributions made to the Woodland community or in the world outside of Woodland. Alumni who graduated in 2015 or earlier are eligible to be nominated.

-- Athletes are considered based on achievements in their athletic endeavors at Woodland and beyond. Athletes must have also fared well in the classroom and the community. Alumni who graduated in 2015 or earlier are eligible to be nominated.

-- Coaches are considered based on achievements in their coaching endeavors at Woodland and beyond. Coaches are eligible provided they meet at least one of the following criteria: A.) being one year removed from coaching a sport at Woodland; B.) having a 20-year tenure of coaching a sport at Woodland; and/or C.) reaching the age of 65.

-- Faculty, staff, and administrators are considered based on contributions made to the Woodland community or the world. Faculty and staff are eligible provided they meet at least one of the following criteria: A.) completing at least 15 years of service to Woodland and being retired from all full-time teaching for one year, or B.) retiring from Woodland with any number of years of service and being one year removed from employment at Woodland.

-- Contributors are considered based on extraordinary contributions made to the Woodland community for the betterment of students, staff, and others involved in the community. Contributors are eligible at any time.

-- In addition to individuals, groups that fall in any of the four categories may be nominated. Examples include an organization or team.

The WRHS Hall of Fame Committee, composed of eight members of the Woodland community, will consider all nomination forms if fully completed. Include as much detail as possible; do not be modest. Only one nomination is required for the Committee to consider a candidate. You may nominate yourself. You may nominate multiple candidates, but a separate form must be completed for each. No anonymous nominations are allowed. Nominations will close Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.
Hall of Fame Inductees and More Information
The WRHS Hall of Fame has inducted three classes of honorees since its founding in 2011. Members of the WRHS Hall of Fame include the following:

-- Alumni: Ryan Matthews '05

-- Athletics: Chris Anderson, Shane Kingsley '06, Alice (Levinsky) Kinne '06, Patryk Krakowski '05, Gina (DellaRose) Nunes '05, 2004 Woodland football team

-- Faculty/staff: Maureen Carroll, Dr. Arnold Frank, Joan Krantz

-- Contributors: Steven Montambault, 2001-02 Region 16 Board of Education, Region 16 High School Cooperative

The WRHS Hall of Fame Committee will, in the spring of 2021, vote on and choose new members for induction. To be elected to the WRHS Hall of Fame, a nominee must A.) receive at least two-thirds of votes cast in an election and B.) finish among the top 10 highest vote-getters. The announcement and induction ceremony are scheduled for the fall, which will be Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at Aria in Prospect, pending changes in the public health situation. Tickets will be available to attend the ceremony later this year.

For more information about the WRHS Hall of Fame, including committee members, by-laws, and other details, visit the hall of fame's page on Region 16's website: www.region16ct.org.

If you have any questions, contact WRHS Hall of Fame Committee members Kyle Brennan (kylebrennan1@yahoo.com), Paul Geary (pgeary@region16ct.org), or Loren Luddy (lluddy@region16ct.org).
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