SHS seeks 2016 Wall of Honor nominations

Last year's Wall of Honor honorees, above, with family, friends, and school officials. Nominations are being accepted for this year's class.

Last year’s Wall of Honor honorees, above, with family, friends, and school officials. Nominations are being accepted for this year’s class.

Nominations are underway for “A-list” alumni eligible for the Southington High School (SHS) Wall of Honor. Qualified nominees are SHS graduates that have enjoyed outstanding careers or business success, or have been honored with awards for exceptional achievement, humanitarian work, or community service.

Forms are available on the Wall of Honor SHS page on Facebook, the SHS school website, or can be picked up at designated local venues. The nomination deadline is May 14, 2016. For more information, email Bob Brown at chopin7777@aol.com.

To date, the wall celebrated 38 individuals. Honorees include last person credited for balancing the U.S. budget prior to President Clinton, the CEO of Google Self Driving Cars, renowned experts in Japanese art, international relations, and astronomy, a best-selling book illustrator, a sculptor whose work appears in The Vatican, a law clerk to the late Justice Scalia, a top Raytheon engineer, a Connecticut Teacher of the Year, a host of small business entrepreneurs and community development leaders, and many more.

Also among the honorees are four deceased military personnel, who made the ultimate contribution, by sacrificing their lives in service to America.

The Wall of Honor was established in 2007 by retired World History teacher and Board of Education member, Bob Brown. Brown has joined forces with alumnus, Michele Zommer, who will bring marketing expertise to establish a new, more visible stage for the wall in conjunction with its 10th anniversary in 2017.

“Our town and schools produce many wonderful citizens and, looking at their accomplishments together on the Wall, we realize what gems,” Brown said in a press release. “Now it’s up to us to reach out to this new, digital generation of students with messages from these role models, that there’s no limit to where you can go when you come from Southington.”

Pick-up locations for 2016 nomination forms include the main office at Southington High School, Topps Market on Meriden-Waterbury Road, The Music Shoppe on Queen Street, and the Southington Public Library.

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