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Submissions for Hamburg wall of fame now being accepted

HAMBURG — The Hamburg Alumni Foundation is now accepting wall of fame nominations for sports legends, distinguished alumni and the distinguished teacher awards. This year’s ceremony, recognizing all three sections’ candidates, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Michael’s Banquet Facility in Hamburg.

Sports legends
Any former Hamburg athlete (should have been graduated from Hamburg for at least 10 years), coach or athletic director is eligible for nomination. In addition to individual inductees, a “team of distinction” will also be recognized. Teams eligible for this honor should have surpassed at least 10 years after the completion of their season. Teams considered for the award must have won a conference, sectional or state championship or have been undefeated, during the course of a season.

Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award honors Hamburg High School alumni who have achieved success in their chosen careers, contributed to the community, country or society and who have a reputation that serves as a positive example to Hamburg High School students, according to the nominator.

Distinguished Teacher Award
The Distinguished Alumni Teacher Award will honor educators who have had a history of contributions to the Hamburg Central School District, including the ability to inspire, promote and sustain the intellectual development of students, demonstrate, scholarly/professional contributions that foster critical thinking and challenge students to independent inquiry and have advised/mentored students both in and outside the classroom, according to the nominator.

Nomination forms are available online at They may also be picked up at the Hamburg Administration Building located on Abbott Road or from the health, physical education and recreation office located in the Hamburg High School. All nominations must be received no later than May 1, for candidates to be considered for the class of 2014.

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