ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
The purpose of the Burr and Burton Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize, honor and provide an enduring memorial for those persons whose outstanding contributions have enriched the athletic programs and brought honor to the school. The recognition of these individuals and their significant contributions to Burr and Burton Athletics provides role models for future generations to emulate.
Athlete – Candidates must have been on a Burr and Burton varsity team for two years, have graduated 10 or more years ago, and performed with excellence (i.e. All-League and/or All-State).
Coach – Candidates must have coached at least five years. Candidates may not have coached at Burr and Burton in the past five years in the same position for which they are being nominated. Candidates must have shown excellence in leadership and character, and achieved outstanding success.
Team – This category is for a varsity team from 25 or more years ago that performed with excellence (i.e. reached the championship game). Teams honored will have demonstrated the utmost level of teamwork. Team induction does not preclude athletes from being honored individually, nor does previous athlete induction preclude a team from being honored.
Friend of Athletics – This category is for a person or persons, other than a former coach or athlete, who has made a significant contribution to Burr and Burton’s athletic program through their attendance at games, dedication, and support of the school’s teams.
Burr and Burton Legend – Eligibility is for any person who contributed to Burr and Burton athletics in one of the above categories and whose contribution occurred 50 or more years ago.
ALUMNI RECOGNITION AWARDS
The committee has developed four annual Alumni Recognition Awards in addition to the Athletic Hall of Fame Awards. All candidates must have graduated from Burr and Burton 10 or more years ago. To serve as role models for current and future Burr and Burton students, nominees must exemplify the highest standards of responsibility and integrity, and be actively involved in service to their community.
Alumni Service Award – Candidates for this award should have rendered significant volunteer service to Burr and Burton and graduated 10 or more years ago. The candidate’s record of volunteer service might include, but is not limited to: Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, Class Agent and support of the school’s academic departments. Their volunteer endeavors facilitate the school’s mission.
Alumni Achievement Award – Candidates for this award should have a superb
record of outstanding contributions to their profession and community and graduated 10 or more years ago. The candidate’s record should include, but is not limited to: significant career accomplishments (all careers including the arts, business, non-profit, government, education etc.), professional impact on their field and community service.
Alumni Arts Award – Candidates for this award are chosen both for their accomplishments and contributions to the arts. They must have graduated 10 or more years ago. Visual, performing, and media arts are considered. Candidates serve as a role model by demonstrating a lifelong commitment to their discipline and the promotion of arts in their community and education. The candidate’s record should include, but is not limited to: significant accomplishments in their specific art discipline, contributions to arts appreciation in their community and/or schools, and awards and recognition received.
E.H. Henry Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award – Candidates for this award should have proven dedication and loyalty to Burr and Burton. Their leadership is evident to their fellow faculty and staff members. Their impact on students is measurable. An eligible candidate must have been a member of the faculty/staff for at least ten years, is not currently employed by the school, and may or may not be living.