Legends of Castle High School

Inaugural Class of Legends of Castle High School

Mission Statement:
It is our goal to recognize Castle High School alumni who have distinguished themselves by their contributions in their field of work/study, to their individual communities, and to society as a whole. By providing these positive role models to our current students, they will understand the positive impact CHS has made on individuals from our community in the past. This inspiration will provide hope and relevance to our current students in their areas of studies as well as extra-curricular opportunities.

Frequency of Induction & Composition of Legends Committee:
Up to five honorees may be selected to be inducted every 4 years by the Legends committee, beginning with the year 2016.  The Legends committee will be comprised of the current Castle High School principal plus 6 retired Castle High School faculty members appointed by the principal.

Nomination forms will be available in the Castle High School office or its website. Anyone may submit a nomination. Guidelines for nomination are as follows:

  • The individual nominated must have graduated from Castle High School a minimum of five years before being nominated. 
  • Up to three recommendation letters may be submitted in supported of the individual's nomination.
  • A résumé demonstrating the work history and professional/academic successes of the nominee must be submitted.
  • A nomination must be submitted by December 1 prior to the next scheduled induction year for it to receive consideration.

The submission of a candidate for consideration will be made in one of 4 categories. Nominees in these categories must have demonstrated high levels of achievement, award recognition and significant contributions in their fields.

  1. Medicine and Science – graduates who are surgeons, specialists, and/or general practitioners of high regard or distinction; scientists whose findings have benefited humanity in an important area of existence or who have added substantially to the body of human knowledge; recipients of distinguished awards in any field of scientific endeavor; etc.
  2. Business and Professional – graduates who are respected economists, influential stock market analysts, CEOs of noted corporations or businesses, particularly successful business persons, legal professionals, etc.
  3. Arts, Entertainment and Sports – graduates who are well-known or frequently published writers, winners of prestigious literary, acting or artistic awards; influential critics; recognized musicians or composers; media celebrities, athletes who have excelled at the highest level in their sport; etc.
  4. Humanitarian and Service – graduates who have rendered consistent and significant service to the local, state, national or world communities.

The Two-Round Selection Process:

Round 1:
1.   Each committee member will review all nomination forms.
2.  Once a candidate is nominated in a category, he or she will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Exemplary achievements and recognition in their chosen field.
  • Outstanding citizenship.
  • Exhibit qualities of leadership
  • Has made a meritorious contribution to society
  • The candidate must demonstrate the qualities listed above in a manner that will inspire the students of Castle High School in the pursuit of excellence.

3.  The committee votes via secret ballot on which nominees should be considered for induction as Legends.  A majority of the committee must agree to consider a nominee for induction in order for the nominee to move on to round 2.

Round 2:
Each member of the committee then ranks each nominee that has progressed to round 2. The nominees with the top 5 scores will be those that are inducted as Legends. In the case of a tie, more than 5 nominees may be inducted.

Additional Information re: the Legends:

  • The Legends committee has the right to waive qualification standards for nominees by unanimous vote.
  • The Legends committee may induct individuals posthumously.
  • The Legends committee has the right to rescind Legend status at any time.