Athletic Hall of Fame

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Section 1: Purpose

The purpose of the Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize, honor, and provide an enduring memorial for those persons whose outstanding contributions have enriched the athletic program and brought honor to the school. The recognition of past individuals or teams and their significant contributions to Roanoke Rapids High School Athletics will serve to provide models for future generations to emulate.


Section 2: Selection Committee

The Roanoke Rapids Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall be composed of seven members as follows:

  • A. Roanoke Rapids High School Sports Club President or his/her designee. 
  • B. Five members appointed from the Roanoke Rapids Alumni Association. The initial members from the Roanoke Rapids Alumni Association shall be appointed by the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Superintendent for a four year term. The appointees may be reappointed.
  • C. Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Director, as a non-voting member.
At their first meeting each year the Committee will elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer.

Section 3: Categories of Inductees

Potential eligible inductees shall be nominated from one or a combination of the following categories.

  • A. Any Roanoke Rapids High School graduate who received a varsity letter from the Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Department in a sport sanctioned by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
  • B. Any Roanoke Rapids High School Varsity Head Coach with a minimum of ten years as a Head Coach in a Varsity Sport(s) at Roanoke Rapids High School.
  • C. Any individual, not an athlete or coach, who has made significant contributions to the Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Program.
  • D. Any Roanoke Rapids High School team that exhibited exemplary qualities and reached a high level of achievement.


Section 4: Eligibility Timetable

There will be a five year period after a person graduates before he/she can be nominated for the Hall of Fame. There will be a three year period following a coach’s last coaching assignment at Roanoke Rapids High School before he/she can be nominated for the Hall of Fame. However in some extenuating circumstances, the normal waiting period may be waived by the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. Such circumstances would include, but would not be limited to: severe illness of the nominee, special opportunities to enhance the status of the Athletic Hall of Fame, or other such instances such that the normal waiting period would be counterproductive to the purpose of the Hall. The waiting period for a team will be five years from the qualifying season until it is eligible for nomination.


Section 5: Nomination Process

Any resident of the Roanoke Rapids School District or graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School who is over the age of twenty-five may nominate any eligible athlete, coach, individual (non-athlete), or team for consideration. Nominations can be submitted on line, with forms found on the Roanoke Rapids High School website under Sports. Hard copy forms are available at the Roanoke Rapids High School Principal’s office, 800 Hamilton Street. Hard copy nomination forms should be submitted to the Roanoke Rapids Athletic Hall of Fame Committee at the same address. Each nominee will be placed on a list of candidates to be reviewed, considered, and maintained by the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. All nominations must be submitted during the period beginning April 1 and ending May 31 for consideration in that year’s class of inductees.


Section 6: List of Candidates

The list of candidates shall contain the names of all individuals and teams who have been nominated and who remain eligible for consideration as a nominee by the selection committee. A nominee shall remain eligible and on the List of Candidates at the sole discretion of the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.

 
Section 7: Selection Process

Nominations shall be accepted for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame each year during the period beginning April 1 and ending May 31. The Committee shall meet beginning in June and continuing as necessary, to review, discuss, and select the members for that year’s class of inductees.

Section 8: Number of Annual Inductees

The maximum number of inductees from all categories shall be ten per year. This number is the maximum and should not be considered a mandatory or minimum number. For example, if the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee deems that only six are worthy of induction in any year then only those six should be elected.


Section 9: Induction of Individuals

Individuals, and teams elected for induction into the Hall of Fame by the selection committee shall be honored at an induction banquet, and a plaque recognizing inductees will be displayed in an area designated by the Roanoke Rapids Athletic High School Hall of Fame Committee and approved by the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Administration. The inductees will also be recognized at a regular season football game.


Section 10: Maintenance of Records

All records of the Athletic Hall of Fame will be maintained by the Roanoke Rapids High Athletic Director or other designee of the Roanoke Rapids High School Principal.


Section 11: Removal

All inductees into the Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame should exhibit strong moral character, be a role model for current and future generations of athletes, and be a credit and source of pride for the community. The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall have the power to remove members who have been found to have committed egregious acts, exhibited behavior not in the spirit of the Hall of Fame, or done anything which would bring shame on the institution, its members, Roanoke Rapids High School, and the community.

 

 Nomination Forms

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