FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — This year’s Freeport High School Hall of Fame Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, October 26 at the Eagle’s Club. Appetizers will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets ($20.00 per person) can be purchased in the high school business office or by calling 815-232-0428.
Inductees this year include: Jamal Meeks, Eric Buus, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Manuel Seal, Jr., Gerald McClellan, Marciea Allen, Cal Cummins, Dan Humay, Jason Pearson, and Becky Wiley.
The Freeport High School Hall of Fame inducted its first set of recipients on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Freeport High School has long been a center of excellence and the Hall of Fame is a way to promote school pride, spirit, and community support through the recognition process. The establishment of the Hall of Fame is to preserve and promote the rich heritage and traditions of Freeport High School and the community which it serves. Individuals who have distinguished themselves in the areas of community support, athletic / interscholastic endeavors, educator service and alumni accomplishments will be selected.
The awards are named after the first year’s recipients: Kathy Helm (community), Preston Pearson (athletic), Bill Chance (educator) and Robert Johnson (alumni). These and future recipients serve as a model to the Freeport youth to strive for their own greatness.
Anyone can nominate candidates for the Hall of Fame by turning in a completed nomination form to the high school office. Forms can be accessed at the school’s website or in the FHS business office.