The DeForest Area School District is soliciting nominations of distinguished graduates for consideration to the DeForest Area School District’s 2020 Alumni Hall of Fame.

In its sixth year, this program recognizes and honors former DeForest Area School District graduates for achieving a significant degree of success in their pursuits of higher education and/or in their professional careers.

According to Debbie Brewster, school/community relations coordinator, “In the first five years, we have honored 10 graduates — Laura Green, Chris Dorsey, Andrea Anders, Sean Anders, Patrick Rothfuss, Dr. Dennis Ness, Dr. Michael Harke, Melissa Harrison, Roland Manthe, and Dr. Matthew Harke. The Alumni Hall of Fame recognition provides outstanding role models for current students, and it celebrates the outstanding achievements of our graduates.”

To be considered for this honor, each individual must have a completed an application of nomination with the following criteria: graduate of DeForest Area High School; attended the DeForest Area Schools for more than two years; graduated from high school a minimum of 10 years before being nominated; up to three recommendation letters supporting the individual’s nomination; and the application must be signed by the person making the nomination.

Documentation (i.e., resume) demonstrating the work history and professional/academic successes of the nominee must also be provided.

Each year the Hall of Fame committee will induct up to five members to the Hall. Applications for this honor can be made by self-nomination.

A nomination form can be downloaded from the district’s website — www.deforestschools.org > Community > Alumni Hall of Fame. Completed nominations are due Monday, April 15.

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