Education foundation seeks nominees for Hall of Honor
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The Copperas Cove Education Foundation is seeking to recognize graduates of Copperas Cove ISD with its inaugural Hall of Honor.
Each spring, the foundation hosts a fundraising gala which has proved to be one of the foundation’s main fundraisers. The evening usually features a guest speaker, such as former NFL player and Copperas Cove alum Charles Tillman, and more recently, women’s college basketball coach and former WNBA player, Shereka Wright.
This year, the committee discussed going in a different direction by creating the Hall of Honor, said CCEF board president Etta Kay Kirkpatrick.
The foundation is currently accepting nominees for the Hall of Honor, with a program subcommittee to go through the nominees and award one with the first spot in the Hall of Honor, although depending on the nominees, there could be as many as three, Kirkpatrick said.
A CCISD alumnus qualifies to be a nominee if they have graduated from Copperas Cove High School at least 10 years ago and have “made outstanding contributions to his/her community and/or profession and must be positive role models for youth in the community,” according to the nomination form. Community members may nominate alumni. Nomination forms are available on the CCISD website at http://www.ccisd.com/326058_3.
Along with the nomination form, a letter of description of the nominee’s qualifications, a letter of recommendation from someone other than the individual writing the nomination letter, and a photo of the nominee must all be included. The completed nomination must be received at CCISD Administration offices, located at 703 W. Ave. D by 4 p.m., Friday, February 9.
Selected honorees will be honored and inducted at the Copperas Cove Education Foundation Gala set for April 14, and they will have their names on a plaque added to the wall in the lobby of Lea Ledger Auditorium.
Since the inception of the Copperas Cove Education Foundation in 2008, it has awarded $309,072 in grants to classrooms in CCISD.
In 2017, a total of 50 teachers received a total of $39,029 in funding for grants which they proposed to the foundation, with all elementary campuses, both junior high campuses and the high school all to receive the benefit of the teachers’ innovative proposals that will directly impact students.