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EIS accepting nominations for alumni awards next week

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By Kelly Cantrall

The process of selecting the first round of exceptional alumni of Elizabethtown Independent Schools to be honored begins next week.

Nominations for the new Tradition of Excellence Alumni Award at Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be accepted beginning May 1. Nominations will be taken until June 30, and the first awards ceremony is the weekend of homecoming in September.

Nomination forms can be found at each of the district’s schools and at www.etown.k12.ky.us/.

Criteria for the award were approved by the EIS board last month and were created by a committee. Nominees are chosen based on professional achievement and service. Nominees must have graduated at least 20 years ago. Forms for nominees are held for two years after submission if the nominee isn’t selected immediately.

Awards include graduates of Bond Washington High School, which fully integrated into the EIS district in 1959.

Andy Games, chairman of the awards committee, said the process of selecting the winners for this first year will be a learning experience.

“This first year will be kind of interesting,” Games said.

Superintendent Gary French said he’s had positive feedback from employees about the idea. The award coincides with a newly-formed Athletic Hall of Fame as well.

French said the district has a lot of successful alumni.

“And they need to be recognized and honored,” he said.

Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com.