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Nominations Sought For Distinguished Hannibal Warrior Honor

Last June the Hannibal Central School District unveiled the inaugural Distinguished Hannibal Warrior induction class, and now nominations are being sought for this year’s honorees.

Pictured are members of the inaugural class of Hannibal’s wall of fame: Donna James (accepting on behalf of the late Mary Louise Shumway); John Norvell; Ethan Anna (accepting on behalf of his late mother, Amanda Sweeney Anna); Lowell Newvine (accepting on behalf of the late Gordon Sturge); and Robert Cuyler. Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s honorees.
Pictured are members of the inaugural class of Hannibal’s wall of fame: Donna James (accepting on behalf of the late Mary Louise Shumway); John Norvell; Ethan Anna (accepting on behalf of his late mother, Amanda Sweeney Anna); Lowell Newvine (accepting on behalf of the late Gordon Sturge); and Robert Cuyler. Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s honorees.

The effort is designed to recognize notable Hannibal alumni, faculty or local citizens who have contributed to the community and/or school district, achieved distinction for their work and set the standards for others to emulate.

These characteristics were instilled in the five members of the first class of inductees: Gordon Sturge, John Norvell, Amanda Anna, Robert Cuyler and Mary Louise Shumway.

“This is a special and diverse group of people,” said Hannibal High School Assistant Principal Pat Keefe, who is leading the wall of fame effort. “It spans several generations and I think it’s good for current students to see some of the great people who have either graduated from the district or have strong ties to the Hannibal community.”

According to Keefe, the Wall of Distinction was well received in its inaugural year and he is hoping that the community embraces the recognition initiative for years to come.

The honorees will be announced at the year-end awards night June 11 and a commemorative plaque honoring each recipient will be on display in the hallway near the high school gymnasium.

All applications should be submitted to Distinguished Hannibal Warriors c/o the Hannibal Central School District, 928 Cayuga St., Hannibal NY.

Applications are available by visiting www.hannibalcsd.org or by contacting Keefe at 564-7910.Nominations will be accepted until March 16.