Sweeny ISD Walk of Honor

Sweeny ISD Walk of Honor

Sweeny ISD Walk of Honor Mission Statement

The mission of the Walk of Honor is to recognize those individuals who have contributed to or laid the foundation for the legacy that is Sweeny I.S.D.

The Sweeny ISD Walk of Honor began as an idea of former Sweeny High School graduate, Sweeny ISD educator of 28 years, and current Sweeny ISD Board Member Mrs. Peggy Ellis.  Through her vision, a committee was formed consisting of community members, current and former teachers, and administrators that took to the task of honoring those that contributed to the legacy of Sweeny ISD.  From these efforts the committee set out to develop the criteria and categories for those that will be recognized by the Sweeny ISD Walk of Honor now and in the years to come.

Categories:  Individuals may be nominated to represent one of three categories:

  • Educator:  Identified as - Administrator, Teacher, Activity Sponsor, Athletic Coach, Staff
  • Alumni:  Identified as - Graduate of any High School in the history of Sweeny ISD
  • Supporter:  Identified as - A Major Volunteer, Contributor, or Sponsor who has supported Sweeny ISD in a capacity other than an Educator or Alumni


General Criteria:  The following requirements must be met for any nominee to be eligible for the Walk of Honor.

Educator:

  • Must be 10 years past the date of retirement
  • Evidence of an outstanding career
  • Must have had a direct and significant impact on students at any Sweeny ISD Campus
  • Must have contributed significantly to the legacy of Sweeny ISD

Alumni:

  • Must be 10 years past the date of graduation
  • Has excelled at an activity, career, or endeavor at a high level
  • Maintains exemplary life of community service and good character, which reflects credit to the person, school, and society
  • Exemplary academic achievement shall be considered a desirable qualification
  • Must have contributed significantly to the legacy of Sweeny ISD

Supporter:

  • Has made an extraordinary contribution over an extended period of time resulting in a significant benefit or reflects great credit to an individual school or to Sweeny ISD
  • Examples:  Board Member, state association staff member, sports medicine provider, volunteer, contributor, community group member, scholarship sponsor or media personnel


Nomination and Selection Process:

  • All nominations must be completed using the official nomination form adopted by the Walk of Honor Committee and must include the required nomination information.  Any nomination form that is incomplete will not be reviewed by the Walk of Honor Committee.
  • The deadline for nomination is February 1st, 2019.
  • The Walk of Honor Committee will meet by March 1st of each calendar year to review nomination forms that have been submitted.
  • The Walk of Honor Committee will use the criteria listed under "General Criteria" to screen candidates.
  • The Walk of Honor shall target three (3) nominees for selection to the Walk of Honor in a single year.
  • Any nominee must receive majority approval of the Walk of Honor Committee to be accepted into the Walk of Honor.
  • Accepted nominees will be notified by the Walk of Honor Committee no later than April 1st of the calendar year.
  • Inductees will be recognized each year at the Sweeny Pride Day Celebration.  In addition, each honoree will be recognized with a historical monument that will be placed near the flag pole at Sweeny High School.
  • Any questions or concerns in reference to those inducted shall be referred to the Walk of Honor Committee Chair in writing for review by the Walk of Honor Committee.

Click here for Walk of Honor Nomination Form

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