The Marshall County Board of Education, in conjunction with the support and leadership of the Marshall County Class of 1985, has announced the newly christened Marshall County Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
Although a hall of fame already exists to honor those who have distinguished themselves in athletics, the goal and purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame is to recognize those alumni who have excelled in many different skills, fields or vocations.
Trent Lovett, superintendent of Marshall County Schools, said he welcomes this chance to recognize those graduates.
“We are humbled and excited to establish the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame to celebrate our rich history of successful alumni over the past 150 years,” he said.
The Marshall County Class of 1985 actively searched for ways to give something back to the school that granted its class the chance to launch into life with a very strong educational foundation to succeed. Class of 1985 President Mark Tichenor said, “It is our distinct pleasure to partner with and support the Marshall County School District to honor our alumni.”
The Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Committee is currently accepting nominations for candidates to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Any student who is a product of the Marshall County school system since 1870 is eligible to be nominated and inducted.
Nominating forms can be found at the school district website or by contacting the Marshall County Board of Education. Instructions for submission are provided on the form.
The Charter Class for the Distinguished Hall of Fame will be inducted in the spring of 2021, which will be accompanied by a dinner honoring the inductees. Nominations will be considered each year for newly inducted honorees.
The board of education has set up an account for monetary contributions to the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. The donations may be eligible to be considered a charitable contribution for tax purposes.
Checks should be made payable to Marshall County Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame and mailed to Marshall County Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, 86 High School Road, Benton, KY 42025.
For more information about the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, contact the Marshall County Board of Education or visit https://www.marshall.kyschools.us/Content/hallof fame.