By Sonia Meehl
Oakes Public School invites submission of nomination petitions to be considered for induction to our Hall of Fame. Many worthy individuals have provided outstanding service or brought honor to Oakes Public Schools. Hall of Fame inductees must have made significant contributions to Oakes Public Schools and must have been separated from OPS for at least three years before induction. Nominees may have been students, staff, administration, school board members, volunteers, or the general public. They are not required to be graduates of Oakes Public Schools.
The induction procedure calls for nominating petitions to be submitted to the school district office by April 1 of each year and for the school board to name inductees by June 30 each year. All nomination petitions submitted to date have been retained for consideration in subsequent years.
The Oakes Public School Hall of Fame was created in 2004 to recognize and honor the accomplishments of individuals in areas such as academics, athletics, fine arts, and achievement, as well as outstanding contributions and dedication to Oakes Public Schools. Seventeen people have been inducted to the OPS Hall of Fame since its inception. Information about all inductees may be found on the OPS website at http://www.oakes.k12.nd.us/hof-inductees/.
Nomination forms are available on the Oakes Public Schools website (http://www.oakes.k12.nd.us/hall-of-fame/). Paper forms are available from Cari Haugen or Maureen Wentworth in the district’s Central Office. Nominations should be submitted by April 1, 2018, for consideration to be inducted this year.