Notable Hannibal High School alumni, staff members and community members will have a chance to shine in the public spotlight as Distinguished Hannibal Warriors during an event in June, and the nomination deadline is quickly approaching.
The public has until March 15 to nominate an individual for the inaugural recognition, essentially a Wall of Fame for Hannibal.
The initiative is aimed at honoring a distinguished alumnus, faculty or community member who has contributed to the community and/or school district, achieved distinction for their work and set the standards for others to emulate.
According to Athletic Director Pat Keefe, the Distinguished Hannibal Warriors effort is a way to instill pride in students and show them that the possibilities are limitless.
“It gives the students who are graduating an opportunity to see people in the community – who are possibly former graduates of the district – who have been successful,” Keefe said. “And it shows kids that this is what they could do. It shows them that they could and should be the next leaders in the community or in the world.”
To nominate a Distinguished Hannibal Warrior, please fill out an application from the athletics page of the district website, www.hannibalcsd.org
All applications should be submitted to Distinguished Hannibal Warriors c/o the Hannibal Central School District, 928 Cayuga St., Hannibal NY.
Although the deadline for submissions is March 15, nominations will be accepted on a continuous basis for future consideration.
The selection process will take place from April 1 through May.
For more information, contact Keefe at 564-7910.