The Malden High School Alumni Association has to postpone this year’s planned Hall of Fame ceremony and will instead focus on honoring outstanding graduates in the spring of 2018.
MHSAA President Anthony Dickinson said this decision was made with regret but was necessary because there were too few nominations received this year to warrant a selection process and induction banquet.
He informed the Board of Directors that only three nominations came in this year, and even combined with those held over from previous years these failed to give the selection committee sufficient candidates in various categories from which to choose.
This is why input from the Malden High community is so vital. Candidates are not picked from a hat. They come only from those who have ties to the school, such as graduates, teachers or administrators, or former attendees.
Only they know which of their classmates have made exceptional achievements in their chosen careers or made outstanding contributions to the MHS community that deserve Hall of Fame recognition.
MHS alumni are eligible to be nominated 10 years after graduation. Candidates can be nominated from such categories as arts,
business, community service, education, government, media, military, sciences, technology, humanitarian efforts or even other areas not specified.
Rather than limiting the nomination period to a few months, the MHSAA is accepting nominations year-round. The forms can be found on www.maldenhighalumni.com. Disregard any outdated deadlines.
Also please note the website has been updated and is easier to navigate. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.
The Hall of Fame was founded in 2014 and so far has inducted 22 members. To view previous honorees, go the website, click on “about us,” select Hall of Fame, and the years.