GCHS Athletics Hall of Fame By-laws/criteria

Garden City High School

Athletics Hall of Fame By-Laws

The Garden City High School (GCHS) Athletics Hall of Fame exists to recognize and honor Garden City High School student-athletes, coaches, teams and sports contributors for their achievements and/or contribution to the Garden City High School athletic program.

It is recognized that Garden City High School is the lone school to be considered for these honors.

Hall of Fame Committee

The GCHS Athletic Director will serve as the permanent Chairman.

The Committee will have a minimum of 5 members with a maximum of 9.

The composition of the Committee will be the Chairman, up to 3 women and up to 3 men graduates of GCHS and up to two at-large members, one to be selected by GCHS and one by a vote of the other elected committee members.

Members of the Committee shall serve an initial term of three (3) years, and members may succeed themselves. Half of the original Committee members will be up for re-election after the 3-year first term and those will be determined by the Chairman. The remaining members will be elected in alternating years. In each election cycle, there will be either one (1) or two (2) male/female members elected.

Consideration shall also be given to a representative of the GCHS Booster Club, but that appointment will be at the discretion of the Chairman.

If a Committee member is nominated to the Hall of Fame, they shall be excused from the discussion and the voting of the potential Inductees.

Nomination Process

Athlete: An Athlete may be eligible for nomination into the GCHS Athletic Hall of Fame after ten (10) years following graduation from GCHS.

Teams: Any team may be eligible for nomination into the GCHS Athletic Hall of Fame after ten (10) years in which their team is being nominated.

Coach: A Coach may be eligible for nomination into the GCHS Athletic Hall of Fame at least after (5) years of retirement from coaching at the school.

Sports Contributor: A Sports Contributor eligible for nomination as an individual or group who has helped to develop and foster growth in the GCHS athletic community. Any GCHS athlete, coach, community member or group who has had a significant impact on the community may also be eligible for nomination.

Special Nominees

Under unique circumstances, the GCHS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has the ability to waive the number of years' requirement and/or graduation requirement with 2/3 vote of the Committee. The following athletes, coaches, teams and sports contributor candidates shall be eligible for nomination:

* Selected into any national hall of fame

* Achieved a world record

* Has participated in the Olympics, World Games, representing the United States

* Played for or won an amateur national championship or professional championship on a team or as an individual

Nomination Process

# Nominations for consideration into the GCHS Athletic Hall of Fame may be made by Committee members or by public nominations. Applications for nomination will be made available at the GCHS athletic office or online at the GCHS athletic website (www.gckschools.com).

The Committee will determine the number of inductees in the inaugural class, with the following criteria to be implemented in future years:

# - Athletes: Up to five (5)

# - Coaches: Up to two (2)

# - Teams: No more than one (1)

# - Sports Contributors: No more than one (1)

Note: The number of inductees can be less than the maximum in any given year. There is no requirement that all categories will be represented in an annual induction ceremony.

Nomination/Election Procedures

* Once nominated, nominations shall remain on the list for three (3) years. After three (3) years, those not selected will be placed on an inactive list and are eligible to be re-nominated.

* A quorum of the Committee must be present to vote on the inductees. All voting will be done on a majority basis (50 percent +1).

* Revisions to the by-laws shall be voted on in November of each calendar year. Revisions shall be passed with a 2/3 vote of the entire Committee.

GCHS Athletics Hall of Fame - Nomination Form