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Connellsville Falcon Foundation seeking nominations for 2013 Hall of Fame

| Sunday, March 3, 2013, 7:12 p.m.

The Connellsville Area Falcon Foundation is taking nominations in March and April for the Connellsville Area School District Hall of Fame.

The Falcon Foundation established the Hall of Fame in 2010 for the purpose of recognizing outstanding individuals who have been affiliated with the district.

“This Hall of Fame recognition may result from achievement in many areas of life including public service, military service, careers, the arts, music, athletics, education, etc. Another purpose of this Hall of Fame is to celebrate the talent, work ethic, and spirit of the people of our school district, and thus promote a greater sense of school and community pride within the Connellsville area. We are now accepting nominations for the Class of 2013,” said Bob McLuckey, a Falcon Foundation member.

Connellsville Area Hall of Fame Candidates can fall into two categories. They can be distinguished graduates of Connellsville Area High School from 1967 on or they can be distinguished graduates of Connellsville High School or Dunbar Township High School prior to 1967. Secondly, they can be persons who have not graduated from the above mentioned high schools but have greatly contributed to the advancement of education in the Connellsville Area School District from 1967 on or the Connellsville School District or Dunbar Township School District prior to 1967.

To be eligible for induction into either category of the Hall of Fame, a person must be at least 25 years of age when nominated.

Anyone with an interest in the Connellsville Area School District is eligible to submit a nomination.

“I am honored to have been nominated and inducted into the Hall of Fame, especially with the prestigious group with whom I was inducted. There were Connellsville graduates and people in the community that I hadn't had the privilege of knowing before that night. It was extraordinarily special for me and it gave me a chance to reinforce that teaching is an act of reverence. I think it is amazing that my alma mater pioneered something such as the Falcon Foundation and is recognizing people from various walks of life who have excelled in various endeavors,” said Linda Shearer, founder of the CAHS Patriots and an English teacher at the high school, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

“I was honored to be inducted into the Falcon Foundation Hall of Fame in 2011. It is always great to be recognized in your hometown,” said Harold Betters a CHS 1947 graduate who has had an outstanding career in music and entertainment playing his trombone at venues all over the country.

Nomination forms can be picked up at any Connellsville area school or can be downloaded from the Connellsville Area School District website ( The selection process will be handled by a special Falcon Foundation Hall of Fame Committee.

Nomination forms must be returned to the Falcon Foundation by April 30. Mail them to Connellsville Area Falcon Foundation, 720 Locust St. Extension, Connellsville, PA 15425.

A recognition ceremony will be planned for the fall of 2013. The Hall of Fame program is an annual project of the Falcon Foundation.

Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.

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