The Sag Harbor School District is accepting nominations for a new Wall of Honor at Pierson Middle/High School that will serve as a tribute to notable district graduates.
A letter sent out to members of the community on Monday, on behalf of the Wall of Honor Committee, announced that the monument will honor Pierson graduates who have made great strides in their careers, the arts, the sciences and the community. “The Wall of Honor will serve as recognition of our graduates’ successes as well as an inspiration for Sag Harbor School District students,” the email said.
All nominees must possess characteristics parallel to the criteria of the National Honor Society, which include leadership, service and character. The second part of the application process includes a response from the nominee, or his or her family, indicating that they would like to be considered. The Wall of Honor Committee, composed of representatives from the School Board, faculty, administration and community, will meet to review and select the recipients to be honored as applications come in.
The application can be found on the district’s website, www.sagharborschools.org, and can be sent to District Clerk Mary Adamczyk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at the district office on Jermain Avenue.
At Monday evening’s meeting of the School Board, Pierson Assistant Principal Gary Kalish, who is a member of the Wall of Honor Committee and a Pierson graduate himself, said it was a wonderful thing for the district to finally put together.
“That’s a very exciting thing to get started,” Mr. Kalish said. “It’s been a long time coming.”