Nominations for the 2015 Pana High School Wall of Fame are being accepted through Saturday, Aug. 1.
As many as five living or deceased graduates will be selected from the classes of 1886 through 1995 of Pana Township High School, Pana Senior High School/Pana High School.
This will be the 14th PHS Wall of Fame induction ceremony. It was an annual event from 1997 through 2007, then became biennial after the 2007 ceremony. The purpose is to honor those graduates who have distinguished themselves in either their occupation or in some other way. Also, they may have made large sacrifices and contributions to our community or other communities or other regions.
Those inducted in 2013 were Craig A. Castle, Class of 1955 and Karen Ann Klein Grush, Class of 1964.
The criteria for each nominee include:
• Must have graduated prior to and including 1995;
• Be a humanitarian (helps/helped people in some extraordinary way);
• Have attained a high achievement;
• Have contributed to society in a positive manner.
The PHS Wall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the Panthers Den of Pana High School. It is the conclusion of homecoming weekend activities.
The following information must be provided:
– Name of PHS graduate, year graduated, whether living or deceased, address if living, phone number, if known;
– Occupation(s) and achievements, civic and professional organizations, outstanding professional and civic achievements.
Along with the nomination form, send copies of newspaper and magazine articles, awards and any other significant documentation which will strengthen the nomination. Conclude with strong reasons why you believe the person should be considered.
Deadline for nominations is Aug. 1. They should be sent to the PHS Wall of Fame Committee c/o Pana High School, 201 W. 8th St., Pana IL 62557.
Gayle McRoberts, high school principal, is coordinator. She says nominations submitted in the past which did not result in selection will be considered again this year. The nominations remain on file at Pana High School. However, those who made the previous nomination are invited to furnish more documentation to enhance the information.
The Wall of Fame Committee includes one member of each from the classes of the past decades of PHS.